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Gaby Baker

(510) 528-1558

Gaby brings a strong passion for strengthening the social sector and building a more just and equitable world. Gaby provides writing, research, analysis, facilitation and coordination on a range of projects at GPG. Gaby has focused in particular at GPG on facilitating stakeholder engagement and planning processes. Her activities in this area have included designing and facilitating meetings/events; developing strategic and implementation plans, reports, and surveys; managing projects; and analyzing stakeholder input and distilling input into clear recommendations. Prior to GPG, Gaby worked in environmental education and completed the yearlong Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE), a fellowship through the New Sector Alliance. During her residency, Gaby worked in a top performing charter school in Boston, coordinating their student recruitment program and helping them to develop an inclusive and comprehensive student recruitment strategy. Gaby has also conducted research to address strategic questions for non-profits, including field research in Vietnam on climate change adaptation and research in northeast Ohio on strategies for increasing purchasing of fresh food.

  • Facilitation of a process involving research and stakeholder engagement to strengthen fund development capacity and related organizational practices for a Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (spring 2017).
  • Project management, event design, and meeting facilitation for the California Labor Management Initiative, including planning for a statewide symposium in May 2015, and follow-up regional events in fall 2015 and spring 2016.
  • Facilitation and blueprint development for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s Environmental Literacy Task Force (2014 – 2015).