Moira Ariev Development Communications - Strategy - Support
moira ariev development consulting

Professional Background


About me...

Before launching my consulting practice in early 2016, I served as Chief Development Officer of the National Council of Jewish Women, a national membership organization founded in 1893 and comprising 90,000 members and supporters in over 60 chapters across the U.S. 


I previously held positions as the lead fundraising professional for the International Center of Photography, a distinguished museum and educational institution based in New York City; Repair the World, a national nonprofit promoting volunteerism by Jewish young adults; Learning Leaders, a NYC-based nonprofit training volunteers to serve in 800 city public schools; and Publicolor, an innovative youth development after-school program.

I began my nonprofit career building and directing the development special events department of the NYU Medical Center (now NYU Langone), where I recruited, trained, and managed a team that planned and implemented over a dozen major galas and hundreds of other benefits and cultivation events annually.

Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, I served as a special events manager for the ABC Television Network, coordinating major conferences and client hospitality for such premier events as the Super Bowl, Monday Night Football, the Indianapolis 500, US Figure Skating Nationals, and many more. I wrote and produced corporate and nonprofit videos for The EquitableStarlight Children's Foundation, and the Council on Foreign Relations

I graduated from Harvard and later pursued Ph.D. studies in Art History at Columbia, where I received an M.A. in Art History and Archaeology. 

I serve as an occasional panelist, moderator, and instructor, and have served on the Selection Committee of the NPCC Nonprofit Excellence Awards since 2017.