President and CEO, Independent Sector
Diana Aviv is president and CEO of Independent Sector, the national leadership forum for America’s nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs. She is a leading speaker on trends in and key issues for the sector, such as the financial state of nonprofits, public policies affecting charities and foundations, the role of civil society in democracy, effective advocacy, and civic engagement. She has testified before the US Congress and has been featured in media outlets. Diana also served as executive director of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened by Independent Sector. President Obama appointed Diana to the White House Council for Community Solutions in December 2010. Diana serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations. A native of South Africa, Diana graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and received a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University.