Name: Jamie Cooke (officially changed my name! Learn more about why trans people might change their names.)
Title: Membership Engagement Coordinator
As the Membership Engagement Coordinator at NCG, Jamie offers support on all things membership. They act as a thought partner on membership strategy while also holding the keys to the Salesforce kingdom. They are really interested in the collaborative nature of NCG’s work and the possibilities within the NCG community.
Jamie comes to NCG with a mix of experiences in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Before joining the NCG team, they worked for Tides, an NCG member, helping with Salesforce operations and process improvements. Prior to Tides, they spent time in a graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, gaining interest in philanthropy and alternative funding models. They also interned at Lever for Change, a MacArthur Foundation affiliate, where they learned about large-scale funding practices. In New York, they worked at the Art Dealers Association of America, a membership organization for art galleries around the country.
Jamie was born and raised in Oakland and has returned to live in Oakland after spending time in Brooklyn and Chicago. They are passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and issues, increasing accessibility, abolition work, and addressing homelessness in the Bay Area. They love walking around Lake Merritt, watching (and yelling through) Golden State Warriors games, trying new craft vodkas, and meeting new people. You can also find them at their local farmers market every Saturday chatting with their favorite vendors.