Melissa Matsuda is an organizational development consultant with over 15 years of experience in fund development, strategic planning, writing and communications, program design and management at the local and national levels. She has provided consulting services to nonprofit organizations, churches, businesses, and government agencies in Hawai‘i, California, and Oregon. Previously she worked in Seattle and Los Angeles for nonprofit organizations in the arts and culture, history, leadership management, and public policy, and also served as Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco.
Melissa holds Bachelor’s Degrees in International Studies and Asian American Studies from the University of Washington, and earned her MBA with a focus on organizational development at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has also completed training in fund development, grant writing, and facilitation.
Melissa partners with organizations to achieve strategic alignment with their mission, vision, goals and resources. She provides thoughtful assessment and insight by listening and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the heart of an organization – from the history and founding of its mission to its current leadership, internal and external resources. Her wide range of experience with nonprofit organizations (size and scope) as a leader, manager, program staff, donor and volunteer, informs her ability to facilitate and navigate complex issues facing organizations. She is dedicated to creating innovative solutions that build organizational effectiveness and sustainability for nonprofits and businesses.
Phone: (808) 271-3391
City, State, Zip: Pearl City, HI