Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Throughout her career, Alicia has raised over $7 million for
local, national and international organizations by assisting clients to develop
and implement strategies for effective philanthropy. Her practical expertise in
organizational development and fundraising combined with her academic
background in international development has helped her build assets and
sustain programs for communities in need for over ten years.
Within the non-profit sector, Alicia has worked with universities, cultural institutions, social service organizations and hospitals to help build their capacity and reach their developmental objectives. Within the for-profit sector, Alicia has worked with socially responsible companies to help identify their areas of philanthropic interest, create systems for funding allocation and evaluation and propose public relations and communication strategies for maximizing the visibility of philanthropic investments.
Prior to co-founding Greater Good Giving in 2009, Alicia held a number of positions within the public and private sector focusing on organizational development, fundraising and poverty eradication. Her work in community economic development and corporate social responsibility has brought her to Latin America and Africa where she spent several years working with institutions including the United Nations, the Government of the Dominican Republic, FINCA International, Shared Interest and the Nicaraguan tourism industry amongst others. Domestically, Alicia has brought her expertise in fundraising and capacity building to the Rockefeller University, The NYU School of Medicine, NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science and El Museo del Barrio.
Alicia studied Political Science at Baruch College and completed her Master’s Degree at NYU in Economic Development focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean. She is on the Board of The Global Press Institute and Women Advancing Microfinance-The NY Chapter. She is fluent in Spanish and resides in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Emilio DeLia relies on a wide range of professional and academic experience to assist nonprofit organizations in the fulfillment of their missions and visions. In 2009, Emilio co-founded Greater Good Giving, a fundraising consulting firm that mobilizes resources, partnerships and funding for nonprofit organizations. As Greater Good Giving’s COO, Emilio is responsible for client relations, business development, accounting, drafting and negotiating contracts and managing employees.
Also, Emilio currently serves as Development Director at Hackensack Riverkeeper, one of New Jersey’s most impactful environmental organizations. Emilio is responsible for raising the organization’s annual budget towards the restoration and protection of the river and watershed in which he lives. During his tenure he successfully launched the organization’s first Corporate Membership program, increased revenue of the annual gala by 70% and increased the number of major donors by 25%.
Furthermore, Emilio is President of the Board of Directors of the Jersey City Food Cooperative, which he helped found in 2010. Serving as the city’s first cooperative dedicated to providing fresh and organic food to all Jersey City residents regardless of income, Emilio oversees the organization’s operating structure, including fundraising activities, community outreach and coordinating cooperative “owners,” volunteers and interns.
Prior to the work described above, Emilio helped launch a new media start-up called ArsenalAV, a digital video production company. During his tenure at ArsenalAV he led the company’s evolution from freelance venture to sophisticated, professional entity with such clients as Nike, Movado and Minute Maid. Emilio’s previous international and volunteer work includes teaching English to urban communities in Mexico, working with homeless populations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, working with the formally incarcerated in Jersey City, NJ and working with social, environmental and economic justice organizations in San Francisco. Emilio also worked for the Government of the Dominican Republic affiliate organization, COPDES, focusing on the role of corporate social responsibility in the achievement of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.
Emilio received a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from New York University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Clark University. Emilio resides in New Jersey with his wife and business partner, Alicia and their daughter. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Italian.