Membership & Development Director
Contact Emerald if you have questions about joining the GEO community or information about program sponsorship opportunities.
Emerald Adeyemi is Director of Membership and Development at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. In this role, Emerald works to strengthen GEO’s community of grantmakers and advance its mission of transforming philanthropy in service of nonprofits and communities.
Emerald comes to GEO with more than twelve years of experience in Washington DC’s nonprofit sector. Throughout her career, she has helped organizations strengthen their operations and sustainability through fundraising strategy, systems building, and cultivating enduring relationships with stakeholders and donors. Prior to GEO, Emerald served in fundraising roles at notable organizations including Leadership Greater Washington, CityBridge Foundation, and Higher Achievement DC.
Emerald is a proud first-generation college graduate of Howard University and a graduate of Georgetown University’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program. Her personal passion for social change continuously fuels her professional pursuits. Emerald is a former NFL Cheerleader and aspiring blogger. She remains actively engaged in her local community through volunteerism and membership with Black Benefactors, a DC-based giving circle.