"Equity-driven research strives for progress, not perfection."

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Hi there! I'm Meena. I'm a people-driven Philanthropy Consultant. I have a decade of work experience in the Tech and Nonprofit industry. I firmly believe that my empowering Nonprofits across the world contributes to solidifying the commitment of those mission-driven organizations. I use this mantra to support organizations and individuals through mindful consulting and pro-bono research volunteering.

I believe the purpose of research should be two-fold. One, making it meaningfully inclusive for the community we are serving through the Philanthropy and two, enabling people around us with research techniques so they ask better questions.


My vision: To build community-centered solutions that are based on inclusive and equitable research and analytics practices.

My commitment: As a BIPOC Immigrant, I aim to enable all voices that seek and support racial and social justice. To keep my commitment, I offer

  • My services at "pay what you can" model for 3 BIPOC led organizations every 9 months, and

  • Pro-bono 5 1-hr sessions every month to anyone who lost their job due to COVID. Sessions can be around any data/data science related counsel (e.g., resume tweaks for analyst or counsel for work).


Who am I looking to collaborate with?​

  • Mission-driven nonprofits centering community.

  • Nonprofits committed to racial and social justice.

  • Individuals who are keen and curious (like me) to find opportunities of meaningful engagement through data.

  • Individuals who are looking for podcast or conference speakers around IDEA-led research practices.

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Let's connect and collaborate to:

I. Build data-driven IDEA-based fundraising strategy, and,
II. Engage with your community using data-enabled opportunities

IDEA refers to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility.

I'M here for you.

Philanthropy is evolving. Its evolving to encourage and embrace social equity across the communities it serves. That's why you need a thought-partner who can talk to your data "differently" so you can plan your next bold fundraising strategy.

That strategy where you can reflect your innovation and adaptability. This is where I come in. [Through NamasteData] I help fundraising teams with mindful research practices by bringing together my passion for analytics and compassion for a social justice-driven community.

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"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."~Maya Angelou.

Land Acknowledgement:
NamasteData operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples –Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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