Before forming Davida Hartman Consulting, Davida served several organizations as a leader in fund development strategy and programs, campaigns, alumni relations, communications, strategic planning and community development.


Her most recent position was as Vice President for Development at the California State Parks Foundation where she provided strategic direction for major donor fund development, planned giving, and a comprehensive campaign as well as directing a robust grants program.


In 2002 she launched Hartman-Griffin Associates specializing in all aspects of leadership and management of nonprofit organizations and foundations.


Between 1998-2002 Davida was Vice President for Development at KQED, responsible for the successful Campaign for the Future, raising more than $55 million for the conversion to digital technology and

program funding. She has also held senior management positions at the University of California School of Law, Boalt Hall, where she was Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Development and at John F. Kennedy University, where her responsibilities focused on fundraising and communications. Her undergraduate degree is in English Education, earned at the University of Illinois, Urbana. She earned her Master’s degree in  Education Administration from San Francisco State University.


Davida’s love for travel and commitment to understand our global environment led her to embark on a recent Sabbatical learning Spanish in an intensive immersion program and traveling to visit eleven countries in Central and South America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. During her travels she wrote about educational issues and was on assignment from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, CASE. Her article, “Postcard from St. Petersburg,” was published in Current Magazine.