Presented by Partnerships for Sustainable Development, Inc.
Learn about organizations’ life cycle towards sustainability and explore traditional and non-traditional ways to raise funds for your cause. From selling tickets, applying for grants, matching funds from online shopping, and crowdfunding options, see what works for you!

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Day 2:  Nov. 5,  7:30-9:00 p.m. ET  (Nov. 6,  7:30-9:00 a.m. Philippines)


Josephine Rago-Adia is a co-owner of the PJA Global Associates LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in training non-profit and small business organizations. She is  also the Founder and Board of Director of the Partnerships for Sustainable Development, Inc. (PSDI), a tax -exempt nonprofit organization based in New Jersey. She has 45 years of human service experience both here in the USA and Philippines. She worked in various levels of governments and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise includes nonprofit capacity building, grant development, writing and management. 

Currently, she is the  Federal Program Specialist assigned to USDHHS’s LIHEAP grantees in Regions 2,4 & 9. She administers 75 state, tribal and state grants. Her official responsibilities include  grant administration, reviewer and approver of states and tribes’ Model Plans, training and technical assistance to grantees on program and policy related matters and conduct of program compliance reviews. 

She graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of the Philippines and received a Certificate of Leadership on Urban Management Executive Program from Rutgers University, NJ.


David Aguilar is the founder and principal of Community Collaborative Solutions, LLC established in 2014 to work in partnership with nonprofit organizations, local and national governments in meeting their challenges by offering innovative and cutting-edge tools that promote sustainable change, adaptability, efficiency, and cultural competency.

David’s expertise includes coalition development and capacity building, nonprofit law, policy analysis and advocacy, evaluation, grant writing, training and curriculum development drawn from more than 20 years of national and international experience working in the non-profit sectors in the United States of America, Spain, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Albania, Philippines, and Indonesia.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master’s in Law from the University of Navarra’s School of Law in Spain and a post-graduate on Management of Nonprofit Organizations from Seton Hall University, New Jersey. He co-authored peer reviewed publications ranging from coalition building initiative to health prevention research. David is currently sitting at the national advisory board of the Association of Anti-Drug Abuse Coalitions of the Philippines, an NGO that assists the national government formulate policies related to substance abuse prevention.


Perle Almeida currently serves as the Deputy Director of the County Division of Employment and Training.  The organization’s primary mission is to assist individuals in finding sustainable jobs through direct assistance or by upskilling.

Perle’s expertise in grant administration spans over 20 years; she is proficient in all aspects of grant writing, reviewing, awarding, administering and complying with grantor requirements; specially with state and federal social service and welfare programs.

Perle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kean University, New Jersey.  She is a member of the Phi Alpha Alpha Honors Society, the American Association of Public Administration and was outgoing secretary of the Garden State Employment and Training Association.