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ACLU of CO hires Nathan Woodliff-Stanley as Executive Director

October 11, 2012

Will bring 20+ years of nonprofit leadership, financial management and advocacy experience

DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado is pleased to announce it has hired Nathan Woodliff-Stanley as its new Executive Director. Most recently the Minister of Congregational Life and Social Justice at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colorado, he has more than 20 years of experience in organizational leadership, nonprofit financial management and issue advocacy.

“Nathan possesses a unique blend of excellent nonprofit management skills and inspirational leadership ability,” said Rehan K. Hasan, ACLU of Colorado board chair. “The ACLU of Colorado is delighted that he will be our Executive Director to lead our work to protect and advance civil rights and civil liberties, including in the areas of voting rights, criminal justice reform, religious freedom, immigrants’ rights, and the right to privacy.”

Woodliff-Stanley was the founder and executive director for ten years of the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, the first statewide association and management support center for nonprofit organizations in that state. He represented the nonprofit sector; built a strong network of more than 300 nonprofit organizations; taught seminars on strategic planning, management, fund raising and advocacy; and published a monthly column on nonprofit management for the Mississippi Business Journal.

An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Woodliff-Stanley has led Golden and Summit County congregations in immigration, gay rights and anti-poverty advocacy and service projects. He was responsible for budgeting, stewardship and strategic planning, strengthening and integrating these social responsibility programs into church life.

“The opportunity to lead the ACLU of Colorado in pursuing liberty and justice for all is an honor,” said Woodliff-Stanley. “I’m eager to put my devotion to social responsibility and nonprofit experience to work for the ACLU of Colorado.”

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