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Eleni Refu

Senior Engagement Associate

Eleni Refu is the senior engagement associate responsible for leading the engagement strategies of NCRP’s Power Moves project. Having spent the last six years in the charitable sector as a fundraiser and then as a program evaluator, she understands how power imbalances manifest and the kinds of systemic approaches necessary to effectively address them.

Previously, Eleni was the accountability and transparency systems manager at The Ocean Foundation, a marine conservation nonprofit and grantmaker. While there, she spearheaded the organization’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative, which included securing buy-in from their board and working with leadership to assess the organization’s work with an equity and social justice lens. Congruently, she lead an effort to introduce equitable evaluation practices while managing the organization’s internal evaluation system. Before that, she launched her career in the nonprofit sector through a Shriver AmeriCorps Vista fellowship at LIFT-DC, an anti-poverty organization.

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