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Noelani Pearl Hunt, Principal, has over 2 decades of nonprofit and political campaign management experience. Her work in development, public relations, board management, nonprofit/campaign strategy, civil rights, social justice, and diversity/inclusion gives her a unique view of the world which helps her clients succeed and pivot. She has held leadership roles in both public service and professional efforts with San Jose Jazz, Cinequest, Living Classroom, Building Peaceful Families and global nonprofit Hand in Hand Parenting. Currently, she is focusing her work providing her non-profit management expertise to the NonProfit Leadership Lab.

She understand the challenges nonprofits are facing during this trying time. She specialize in being a strategic partner. Her focus is to provide you with the most detailed analysis of your organization. To do so, she must understand your internal and external challenges. Your success is our goal; to provide you with the most detailed plans, we do the following:

  • Personal one on one meetings with the board and staff leadership

  • A SWOT analysis of your current organization

After a review our findings with essential leadership we will create clear and concise goals and priorities for our engagement together.


Through focused meetings with your leadership, we will provide you an independent perspective and an objective assessment of your current board performance. 

We will have tough conversations to help your board get engaged, healthy, and successful. 

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Let us help you identify strategies that will best enable a nonprofit to advance its mission. We will engage with staff and board in creating measurable goals and aligning priorities for implementation.

We will help run your strategic planning by identifying the nonprofit’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

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We have a distinctive style that combines coaching methods, therapeutic modalities, experienced strategic advice, and a strong dose of management consulting for a perfect combination that you need to move towards your success.

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Executive Coaching

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Leadership Transition Guidance

Diversity & Equity Training

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We have a proven track record of creating robust development and fundraising plans that are custom for each organization. We understand that each community is different, so we do an in-depth feasibility study and/or focus group with key stakeholders to ensure we create the perfect plan for you. 

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Under the best circumstances transitioning to new leadership is challenging regardless of how prepared an organization is for the change. 


Our focus is to create an action-oriented plan focused on growth and healthy transitions, so the organization's success continues while moving forward. 

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Diversity and inclusion has never been more critical in the workplace than it is right now, and businesses are reviewing their internal processes to see what they can do better. Many companies have released corporate statements on workplace diversity, and inclusion requires more than a simple declaration. There is real work that needs to be done to improve organizations' diversity and inclusion.

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Positive Parenting Strategies

PARENTING STRESS IS REAL!  And it is exceptionally high during COVID and Distance Learning.  There is a way to feel a little less overwhelmed.  Let me help empower you with tools that give you the ability to help your child and your family gain balance. 

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About Noelani

Noelani has been active in many nonprofit, cultural, political and minority communities for over 20 years. She and the Love of her Life, Albert Hernandez Jr, live with their blended families, her daughter and her bonus children, in San Jose, CA.

Noelani Pearl Hunt has over two decades of nonprofit and political campaign management experience. Her work in development, public relations, board management, nonprofit/ campaign strategy, civil rights, social justice, and diversity/ inclusion give her a broad lens view to help her clients’ organizations succeed.

Her leadership roles in public service and professional efforts with local, national and global nonprofits give her the well-rounded experience needed to coach nonprofit leaders and executives successfully. 


She is currently focusing on coaching nonprofit executives and providing her nonprofit management expertise to the Nonprofit Leadership Lab. 


Over a decade ago, she started coaching nonprofit and community leaders, as well as political candidates. This experience gives her a unique view of the world, helping her clients thrive and pivot. She has a distinctive coaching style that combines therapeutic modalities, coaching methods, experienced strategic advice, and a healthy dose of straight forward real talk for a perfect combination that you need to move towards your success.


She has coached countless nonprofits executives acting as a crucial advisor helping their organizations go from good to extraordinary. 


Through her in-depth understanding of how things can go right and incredibly wrong in a nonprofit, she can create comprehensive best next steps for any nonprofit. During her work with her clients, she has:


  • Raise millions of dollars by building deep relationships with donors and foundations

  • Conducted Board Retreats focused on strategic planning sessions

  • Guided the creation of diversity, equity, and inclusion plans from information gained during focus groups.

  • Made leadership transition plans for organizations experiencing different types of change

Noelani was the first Filipina America elected to the Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Education (Alviso, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale). She served as the board’s first woman of color President.

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