As Chief Development Officer at the National Employment Law Project, Xin Xin works collaboratively across the organization to resource NELP’s mission by amplifying staff expertise and strengthening relationships with philanthropy committed to racial and economic justice. Xin (pronounced “shin”) works in close partnership with our Executive Director to develop and successfully execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy to sustainably maintain a diversified organizational revenue goal.
Xin brings over a decade of nonprofit fundraising and human rights grantmaking experience. She began her philanthropic career at the Open Society Foundations, supporting global health financing initiatives at the Public Health Program, as well as the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, making rapid-response grants to women and LGBTQI+ human rights defenders. Making the transition from grantmaking to fundraising, she supported individual giving at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, oversaw communications and development at the Human Rights Funders Network, and managed the institutional fundraising portfolio at the New York Immigration Coalition. Prior to joining NELP, Xin led fundraising efforts at the National Harm Reduction Coalition.
Xin believes movement-led philanthropy and donor-of-color activism support the revolutionary transfer of power necessary for social and racial justice movements. A first-generation immigrant, Xin is an intersectional feminist, who is pro-Black and anti-capitalist. She serves on the steering committee of the Asian Women Giving Circle, where she can be in community through collective giving.
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®)
B.S., Northwestern University