Josie Shagwert

Cooperative Fund of New England

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Cooperative Fund of New England


Josie joined the Cooperative Fund of New England in February 2020 as Administrative Manager. In that role she supports the organization by creating and maintaining administrative systems for accounting, investor relations, and portfolio management as well as by helping with investor and funder compliance activities. For nearly 20 years Josie has specialized in strengthening the administrative and financial capacity of organizations with a social, economic, or racial justice mission. Her previous roles include Director of Development for the Regional Environmental Council, an environmental justice organization in Worcester, MA, and Executive Director for Fuerza Laboral, a worker and immigrant justice organization in Central Falls, RI. In 2019 she returned to the U.S. from the Middle East after serving as Director of Development for the Center for Civil Society and Democracy, a Syrian-led peacebuilding and women’s empowerment organization.