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Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

"Delivering real-time and substantive information…"

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The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, founded in 1977 and based in New York City, is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. The foundation supports brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. Astraea works for racial, social, economic, and gender justice in the belief that everyone should have the right to live their lives freely, without fear and with dignity. Astraea fosters powerful collective action by investing in LGBTQI organizations and individuals, advocating for greater resources for the movement, amplifying the movement to raise global awareness and shift the narrative, and propelling LGBTQI organizing forward through capacity-building and leadership development.

Douglas Black had known about Your Part-Time Controller for about 20 years, but he only started to work with YPTC when they were part of the recruiting process for Astraea’s Vice President of Finance position. “It was a smooth and welcoming process going through the interviews,” recalls Black. “When Astraea hired me, we needed additional resources to make sure we would have a smooth transition in the finance department. They supported me in hiring staff and consultants that were crucial in delivering real-time and substantive information on program team budgets, as well as creating a semi-automated way of reporting that gave us great levels of analysis.”

Black likes that having YPTC as part of Astraea’s consulting arm creates “sophisticated reports to modernize the way we share information within Astraea.” Prior reporting systems lacked the capacity to meet our current size. ”YPTC has the resources and capacity to do that,” he adds. In particular, working with YPTC Director Ellie Hume on recruitments and strategy for the finance department has been especially helpful.

“YPTC is a really affordable resource for small to medium-sized nonprofits who want to strategically grow and scale.”

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