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Dawn Arteaga

Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning

Photo Credit: Les Talusan

Dawn Arteaga (she/her/hers), the Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, guides organization-wide planning and evaluation efforts and strategies. Leveraging her expertise in strategic planning, research, evaluation, and organizational performance management, Dawn is charged with creating and adapting tools to monitor progress and ensure alignment and shared accountability toward achieving the strategic plan at organizational, team, and individual levels.

Dawn began her career as a travel writer and journalist and spent 10 years in communication, with an emphasis on data analysis and metrics to develop strategic integrated campaigns. Since 2014, Dawn has focused her work on strategic planning, evaluation, and facilitation for nonprofits and foundations seeking to build collaborative leadership. In her work at World Pulse, a network of thousands of gender justice advocates from 220+ countries and territories, she led the program strategy and monitoring & evaluation teams. At the Institute for Conservation Leadership, she facilitated strategic planning for networks focused on collectively addressing climate change and environmental justice in the United States.

She has given speeches and led workshops on digital strategy and building collaboration within movements around the world and was interviewed on PBS’ News Hour in 2012. Dawn has a Master of Arts in Digital Communication from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism and Spanish from American University. She lives with her husband and children in Washington, D.C.