Barbara Funnell is the administrative director of America's Charities. Barbara works with the organization's volunteer leadership on oversight and governance, and with the senior executive team on core administrative and planning functions and overall strategy development.
Barbara joined America's Charities in 2005 to head the Member & Campaign Services department. In that capacity, she oversaw the annual renewal of federation memberships for over 140 charities. She also managed annual applications on behalf of member organizations to the nationwide Combined Federal Campaign and to 100 state and local campaigns. Barbara was also responsible for member recruitment which grew to record levels during her tenure.
Immediately prior to joining America's Charities, Barbara was corporate relations director at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, where she planned and implemented the annual campaign to raise $1.2 million in general support from 80 corporations, co-managed the institution-wide campaign to raise $2 million in project support, and managed the major donor program. Previously, she held senior positions at several London-based market research companies. She has worked as a consultant on a voluntary basis for nonprofits in the UK and the US.