About Community Equip’d

We believe in your leadership and your vision for your community!

As experts in nonprofit organizational development, fundraising, and marketing, Community Equip’d partners with you to make your organization stronger as you fulfill your mission and vision. These are some of the things you can expect when partnering with us:

  • We use an asset-based approach. We work to leverage your strengths and build positive, sustainable change.
  • We are culturally competent and want you to succeed in the way that is best for you. Our extensive experience with diverse communities around the country is available to you.
  • We are not afraid of messiness. We jump in with you. We love this work and are energized by your success!
  • We believe in excellence. No matter how small or large your organization, it deserves the best.

“Ginny came alongside New Destiny’s leadership team at a time when we were transitioning through a crisis situation. She helped to clarify our strategic priorities and set us on a path towards sustainability. Ginny’s expertise coupled with her practical approach and compassion was the compatible mix for us.” – Carolyn McCombs / Executive Director, New Destiny Family Success Center

Fundraising Planning & Implementation

Assess, plan, and implement a fundraising strategy to secure the funding you need to advance your mission.

We offer special packages for small organizations. Learn more about our Small Budget, Big Vision services.

“Working with Ginny has helped our organization go to the next level. Her insight and experience helped us clarify our vision and position us for greater success and growth.” – Rev. Keith Wilks | East Regional Vice President, World Impact

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About Ginny Giles

“Ginny integrates fundraising, marketing, and community outreach campaigns to engage funders and build strategic partnerships.”

Ginny is an experienced development professional with a passion for transforming communities from within. Ginny has been working with nonprofits, churches, and community development organizations since 2000. She helps organizations grow their revenue, strengthen their programming, and make a positive impact on their communities.

She uses an asset-based approach to build organizational capacity and help secure the funding needed to further the organization’s mission. Through the power of stories, Ginny integrates fundraising, marketing, and community outreach campaigns to engage funders and build strategic partnerships. Ginny’s work has included all aspects of fundraising, board development, brand development and marketing, volunteer management, community organizing, program development and evaluation, and advocacy.

Ginny currently serves on the board of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. She has served on the board of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) as the Governance Committee Chair as well as a number of local boards. She earned a B.S. in Leadership with a minor in Marketing from LaRoche College and a Masters in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Living internationally during much of her childhood shaped Ginny’s understanding of what it means to belong to each other. A connector at heart, she has a knack for building cross-cultural relationships and partnerships.

Ginny lives in Pittsburgh where she loves to spoil neighborhood children before giving them back to their parents.

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“One of the things I was most apprehensive about in the non-profit world was the grant-writing process. It seemed very intimidating and just overwhelming but working with Ginny has created a new confidence for me in telling the story of what my organization does and seeks to accomplish in the years to come. I feel as though we can accomplish so much more with these new tools Ginny has helped us to build and prepare for the funding seasons.” – Jordan Welch, Executive Director at Yahweh Ryse

Some Of Our Clients

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“Ginny has repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to leadership that challenges the status quo. Her vast experience across the non-profit landscape has allowed us to address issues at all levels of our organization. We have seen her leadership in times of strategic planning and in times of the implementationof a plan. She brings a can-do attitude that is infectious and a desire to work until the job is done. I can recommend her without hesitation as a professional who adds value to any organization that she serves.” – Pastor Wayne F. Younger | The Pittsburgh Project

“Ginny is passionate about helping nonprofits succeed. Her passion and insight has helped us think more strategically in how to best operate as an organization. She will challenge you to bring your nonprofit to the next level.” – Heidi Lyda / Executive Director, Lynn House

CONTACT GINNY

We are excited to hear from you and look forward to connecting!

Please use or contact form or email us directly at ginny@communityequipd.com.

“I was initially concerned with hiring a consultant. Would it be worth the money? I can confirm that it definitely was. Ginny Giles conveyed a lot of information, delivered in concise chunks that were easy to absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective. Ginny obviously has knowledge and expertise in the non-profit world. But it wasn’t just about the new knowledge. The main benefits came from doing assignments, receiving individual feedback and interacting with Ginny.  Ginny also prepared and lead our board retreat.  It gave our board members the confidence and knowledge to transition our organization to the next phase.” – Tomilyn Ward, Executive Direct of MAYA Organization