Director of Programs
Contact Jocelyn with questions about GEO speaking at your event or program development and design for GEO’s peer learning, conferences, and other programming. Jocelyn McDaniel is a director of programs at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. GEO is a diverse community of more than 450 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates. The community is committed to advancing smarter grantmaking practices that enable nonprofits to grow stronger and achieve better results. As part of GEO’s program team, Jocelyn shepherds GEO’s peer learning and community building work. Before joining GEO, Jocelyn worked at The Democracy Fund as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fellow. Prior to this, Jocelyn held many roles in the education equity space as a teacher, teacher coach, researcher, fundraiser and DEI consultant. Jocelyn earned her Master of Education Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Arkansas. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree through George Washington’s Executive Leadership Doctoral Program in Human and Organizational Learning where her research interests include women of color leadership in the social sector, intersectionality, critical race theory, and organizational development and change. In her spare time, she embodies her commitment to equity and inclusion by sitting on the boards of New Leaders Council DC, Harvard Black Alumni Society DC, Prism DC and the Creative School.