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Barfonce Baldwin

Executive Leadership + Fundraising

Barfonce has 15+ years of experience as a nonprofit executive director, senior executive, and manager while serving marginalized individuals and families. She is an effective fundraiser and has experience building portfolios from scratch while improving programmatic efficiencies. She has implemented 80+ development and program projects.

Areas of Focus

  • Adaptive Leadership

  • Client-Centered Advocacy

  • Full-Cycle Fundraising

  • Implementation of Trauma-Informed Services

  • Capacity Building

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Staff, Contractor, and Volunteer Improvement

  • Public Speaking

  • Community Training


As a nonprofit executive, Barfonce has built high-performing teams and cultures that bring about continuous improvement for staff, contractors, and volunteers within an equity framework. As an Executive Director, Barfonce provided leadership for all operational and programmatic aspects of a complex scattered site nonprofit in Washington, DC working with homeless women and children. 

As an organizational leader and Director of Development, Barfonce oversaw and achieved an organization's $28m per year fundraising goal. Further, she exceeded targeted goals for major gifts over an 18-month period. Supporting CEOs in their fundraising has been a key element of Barfonce’s work through robust support, accompaniment, and sound strategy. 

Barfonce has worked with multiple human service organizations including Tahirih Justice Center, Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Capitol Hill Group Ministry,  and Central Union Mission. She is a human assets mentor producing results through lean management philosophy in ever-changing programmatic and philanthropic environments.


Central Michigan University

Master of Science in Administration

University of the Potomac

Bachelor of Science in Management

Barfonce Baldwin
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