Regina Miller

Nonprofit Director

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Average Work Week

60+

Regina Miller has a lot on her plate, but it’s all by choice. Between serving as the Chief Development Director of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and founding the Regina Miller Group consulting firm, she estimates she sends between 300 and 500 emails a day.

Regina Miller has advised non-profit institutions, foundations and corporations on strategy, analysis and fundraising. She has consulted for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Eastern Congo Initiative, Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project and Kershaw’s Challenge, among others. Prior to the Geffen, Regina worked for the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance, where she produced an innovative human rights exhibition that traveled to 14 international destinations around Europe, Asia and the U.S. She also served as the Director of Partnerships for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, where she led strategic planning and development while executing policies that advanced the organization’s visibility and growth. Additionally, Regina has a strong passion for teaching. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she taught in preschools and kindergartens in New York. From the age of 13, Regina worked as a professional dancer on Broadway as well as with a number of prominent modern dance ensembles. Fusing two of her interests, she created a highly successful program that incorporated dance therapy and creative movement into an early childhood curriculum as well as writing and producing a television show based on this concept. In addition to being a published author and photographer with Tallfellow Press and Prometheus Books, Regina has taught and lectured at numerous schools in New York, Los Angeles and abroad.

It takes dedication: both to devices and to her personal connections. Miller works with non-profits, businesses and celebrities “who are interested in changing the world.” And in that mission she’s largely self-taught, never having gone to school for non-profit management or professional fundraising. Learn more in the interview.

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My Advice

Be resourceful. Work really, really, really hard and be detail, detail, detail oriented.

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