Doug Lakey is Food & Water Watch’s Director of Development. He joined the organization in March 2011. Doug is responsible for leading the fundraising efforts at the organization, including outreach, cultivation, and solicitation to foundations, major donors, and FWW members. He is very excited to be at FWW, as it enables him to return to his roots in development, after his most recent stint as the Senior Director of Advocacy Programs at Alliance for Justice, a national civil rights and social justice nonprofit. Doug was at AFJ for 11 years, and served in a variety of capacities, but all involved a substantial amount of development responsibilities. In addition to leading the Advocacy Programs, he also served for two years as Director of AFJ’s West Coast Office in Oakland, CA, where he managed AFJ’s west coast Advocacy Programs and did extensive program development and outreach to a wide variety of California community and advocacy groups. His over three-year stay in California also included a stint as a professional consultant, where he provided consulting services to California and national advocacy organizations on a variety of fundraising and organizational development issues. Prior to working in California, he was the Development Director at AFJ where he helped grow and diversify the revenue base of the organization. Doug is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A. in business) and has over 25 years of nonprofit management; in addition to his 11 years at Alliance for Justice, he spent five years at the senior management level with the Human Rights Campaign and 11 years as an administrator at the George Washington University Medical Center. He can be reached at dlakey(at)fwwatch.org.