The Alliance is pleased to welcome community leaders to Rally to share their insights with us:
Nina Simon is the Spacemaker & CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL, a global nonprofit that creates digital tools to help civic and cultural organizations become more inclusive, relevant, and sustainable. The OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network program involves over 50 museums, libraries, parks, theaters, and nonprofit organizations, all taking bold strides to become of, by, and for their diverse communities. Prior to founding OF/BY/FOR ALL, Nina was the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, where she led a dramatic turnaround and eight years of growth rooted in community involvement.
Nina is the best-selling author of The Participatory Museum (2010) and The Art of Relevance (2016). She has been named an Ashoka fellow, a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine, and Santa Cruz County Woman of the Year. Nina lives off the grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains with 20 people, 24 chickens, 3 dogs and 1 zip line.