NPO Centric is a community resource center focused on strengthening and increasing the capacity of nonprofits. At NPO Centric, we help nonprofits build more substantial, more sustainable organizations by providing them with information, knowledge, and professional skills in planning, human resources, fundraising and development, marketing and branding, technology, and compliance.
NPO Centric offers a membership program with many benefits. Membership connects nonprofits to various development training, networking opportunities, and discounts on meeting spaces. By supporting organizations to strengthen their leadership and improve the ability of their staff and board members to perform at their best, NPO Centric helps to ensure that nonprofits have what they need to deliver on their missions over the long haul.
Connie Golds has a demonstrated history of commitment and service to the Coachella Valley, particularly with organizations that empower community members. As the founder of Desert Best Friend’s Closet (DBFC), Connie was dedicated to helping Coachella Valley residents have the confidence, tools and clothes to secure employment. Under her leadership over the last 14 years, DBFC has made a difference in the lives of more than 8,000 community members.
Her dedication and impact at DBFC have earned numerous accolades, including the ATHENA Leadership Award from the City of Palm Desert, Outstanding Founder of a Local Nonprofit Award by the Desert Cities Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a leadership award from Angel Light Academy.
In addition to DBFC, Connie has brought her wisdom and passion for helping others to countless community organizations. She currently serves on the national board of the Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits, the board of Seiden Kai Juko, and the board development committee for Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio. Connie was a Girl Scout Leader for 13 years. Connie holds a Black Belt in Shito Ryu Karate and coaches youths in Karate.
A resident of the Coachella for 40 years, she is guided by the belief that everyone should leave the world “a little better than they found it.”
Email Connie at CGolds@RAPFoundation.org
Kelly Garcia is a highly experienced social media professional with over 11 years of experience in the field. She boasts a proven track record of increased engagement and social reach, and in the past, successfully leveraged her expertise to build a 6-figure online business in network marketing. Kelly has personally recruited over 100 team members and consistently achieved personal monthly sales in the top 5% of her company. In addition to her extensive social media experience, Kelly holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and has a lifetime of administrative support experience. She is a skilled "chaos coordinator" who excels at managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. A life-long desert resident, she is thrilled to be focusing on Coachella Valley nonprofits and helping them to start, scale, and succeed.
Email Kelly at KGarcia@RAPFoundation.org