Nel Taylor

Development Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation

Nel Taylor (they/them/theirs), Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, is a development professional with nearly 10 years of donor relations and storytelling experience in the arts. After years of supplementing part-time and volunteer work in fundraising with bartending, they took the leap into full-time development work two years ago. They have served on the board of directors at the Circus Project, graduated the Art of Leadership program through Regional Arts and Culture Council, and are currently taking the certificate in nonprofit fundraising course at Willamette Valley Development Officers. Nel was born and raised in Portland, OR, is an active participant in the social justice and activism community in Portland, is a strong advocate for equity in nonprofit work, is a musician and performer, and an avid meditator and NBA fan.