Beatriz McNelly

In this podcast of the Immigrant Businesswomen Circle Member Spotlight hosted by IBWC Founder & accomplished Entrepreneur Beatriz McNelly, she chats with Nikki Daruwala, President & Founder of NDpoint Strategies, LLC and long-time member of IBWC.

Join us for an inspiring episode as we welcome Nikki Daruwala. As the president and founder of NDpoint Strategies, Nikki has devoted her career to accelerating social change in nonprofit organizations, with a particular emphasis on labor rights, human rights, corporate responsibility, social investing and policy.

Nikki will share her wealth of experience and insights with us as a successful immigrant entrepreneur,  leading an organization that brings positive change to her community. So, be sure to tune in!

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Nikki Daruwala has over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit strategist, specializing in mission advancement, fundraising, and corporate responsibility. A dynamic professional, Ms. Daruwala offers exceptional leadership and operational skills with a passion for social and economic justice. She brings vision, diligence, and expertise to help organizations grow and transition their missions and operations.

Nikki Daruwala

From the beginning of her career, Ms. Daruwala has been a tireless advocate for labor and human rights, gender and racial diversity and responsible corporate global citizenship. Through her work with national and international organizations and corporations, she’s advanced the rights of individuals and pioneered the ways we think of sustainability and corporate responsibility today.

Ms. Daruwala has also strengthened her local community, both in her tenure as Executive Director of the Loudoun Literacy Council, as well as being founder and president of NDPoint Strategies. She’s provided superior service in operational assessment, program development, strategic planning, revenue generation, and operational leadership to dozens of clients since 2014.

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Ms. Daruwala raised over $10 million in funding to support vital missions, kept organizations viable, and strengthened non-profits with strategic planning and governance and policy standards. Ms. Daruwala has also served on over 15 boards, committees, and coalitions serving locally, regionally, and nationally.

She holds an undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in Psychology and Business, and a Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Industrial & Labor Relations. Ms. Daruwala and her husband live in Potomac Falls, Virginia and have two grown daughters.

Nikki Daruwala is an entrepreneurial-minded professional with more than 30 years of leadership experience, specializing in mission advancement, fundraising, and corporate responsibility. A dynamic professional, Ms. Daruwala offers exceptional leadership and operational skills with a passion for social and economic justice. She has successfully implemented strategy and impactful social change for nonprofits, collaboratively connecting purpose-driven organizations to funding, resources, and talent.

Nikki is highly respected for bringing creative vision, diligence in mission advancement, and leadership expertise to a variety of organizations as they innovate to not only meet, but far exceed their missions and operations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comprehensive Nonprofit Fundraising & Development

    • Bridging Partnerships Between Nonprofit Organizations and Corporations
    • Revenue Generation
  • Mission Advancement

    • Providing both Program Development and Implementation
  • Board Governance, Organizational Leadership & Management

    • Strategic Planning and Creating Policy Standards
    • Operational Leadership
  • Corporate Responsibility

    • Pioneering New Guidelines and Standards
    • Labor and Human Rights
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Sustainability

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