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Kristin Barrali

Director of Major Gifts


Kristin Barrali is the Director of Major Gifts for the Burnes Center for Social Change. Kristin has decades of experience in nonprofit fundraising and communications and was most recently the Director of Advancement at Free Speech For Peoploe, a legal advocacy organization focused on voting rights and getting big money out of politics. Prior to that, Kristin spent nearly 10 building a fundraising program at 826 Boston, a youth writing and publishing organization. In her tenure at 826 Boston, she led the expansion of the organization’s revenue by more than 200%. Before joining 826 Boston, Kristin worked for the Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine, held several leadership positions at that publication in fundraising and operations, and became the magazine’s publisher in 2011. Kristin began her career in finance and administration at United For A Fair Economy, where she caught the bug for fundraising. What motivates Kristin is connecting people with causes they care about and bringing vital resources to social movement organizations. She received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. She has dedicated the entirety of her career to working for social justice.

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