Resource Development Associates

Diana Dahl

Director of Business Development and Marketing

Diana is a strategic leader passionate about societal transformation through collective impact. Diana’s 16 years of experience with diverse vulnerable populations has concentrated on program design and evaluation, business development and fundraising, and organizational advancement. Through macro-level analysis and visioning paired with the development of deliberate processes and relationships, Diana’s career has contributed a track record of award-winning programs, organizational expansions, and thriving resource acquisition.

As Director of Business Development and Marketing at RDA, Diana enhances organizational sustainability and growth through data-driven decision-making that allows freedom to take reasonable risks required for potential innovation, an intentional balance of supporting yet challenging institutional systems, and consistent questioning as a primary tool to propel dynamic improvements.Through her experience in rural, suburban, and urban environments, and with businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies, Diana brings a unique perspective on the amalgam of systematic influences that affect our wide array of clients and their constituencies. Diana is passionate about the power of transformational leadership, effective communication and collaboration, and ethical decision-making in the success of programs, organizations, and larger social, political, and economic systems.


  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education – Pennsylvania State University

Select Projects

  • Los Angeles Unified School District: Beyond the Bell 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Writing
  • Mendocino County Executive Office: Grant Writing
  • Santa Clara County Social Services Agency: Home Visiting Initiative, Home Safe Grant Writing
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