Jeff Perlstein, Development Director, is a lifelong social justice advocate who received his B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from The Johns Hopkins University. He began his nonprofit career as Program Director of the Social and Economic Human Rights Program at Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy. Jeff went on to serve as Executive Director of Media Alliance in the Bay Area, helping the organization significantly grow new donor and foundation giving, and co-founding the national Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net).
He then worked at ZeroDivide as Director of Strategic Engagement, coordinating their field-building initiative across the philanthropic sector to increase support for community-driven uses of technology for changemaking. Jeff is also co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise SoleSpace, located in Oakland, California, where he is raising his beautiful son, Joaquin.