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Name: Kayla Ballard
Pronouns: she/her
Title: Senior Manager of Communications

Kayla leads digital strategy, content development, and brand communications for NCG in its efforts to advance the impact of the philanthropic sector. She built the organization’s communications platform and continues to manage digital technology and the integration of platforms. She also co-leads strategy for Philanthropy California communications and serves as a co-chair for United Philanthropy Forum’s Communications Peer Community.

Her understanding of inequitable systems and access to resources has shaped her career path in the social sector. She's developed communications for foundations, nonprofits, and networks driving equitable change. She co-chaired communications for the Bay Area Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and served on the leadership team for the Communications Network San Francisco. Prior to NCG, her passion for building educational access and creating opportunities for young people led her to work with organizations supporting grassroots students, youth impact leaders, and pro bono service. Kayla has a Certificate in Social Sector Leadership from Berkeley Haas School of Business and a dual BS in Nonprofit Management and Business Management.

Kayla moved to the Bay Area in 2013 but is a true Oregon girl. She loves soccer and basketball (Go Warriors!) almost as much as she loves hiking, her dogs, and her family—not necessarily in that order. You can usually find her in the mountains exploring, eating good food, and enjoying quality cider.  

Here’s what I can help you with:

  1. Navigating NCG's website
  2. Resolving issues related to logging into our website
  3. Adding job postings to our website
  4. Updating our member database with your current organization or staff information