Ms. Bird joined Salesforce in July 2020 after spending 28 years in the nonprofit sector. A nationally recognized leader in the nonprofit community, Sterrin has nearly three decades of experience in service to philanthropy, with particular emphasis (and passion) for transformational giving. In the years before becoming a development officer herself, Sterrin was a development consultant at three major international consulting firms and eventually founded her own consulting practice in 2010. Sterrin has conducted more than three-dozen capital campaigns throughout the United States with combined goals in excess of $5.5 billion.
Sterrin has held significant leadership roles within some of the most prominent nonprofit organizations in the country including Duke Medicine, the University of California, the American Red Cross, the March of Dimes and United Way.
Sterrin holds an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also a True North Leadership Teaching Fellow and was named to the Advisory Council of Rogare, a fundraising think tank in the UK at the University of Plymouth.
Sterrin has extensive experience working with CEO’s, non-profit executives, development directors, board chairpersons, and volunteer & staff leadership within complicated large organizations. She enjoys an excellent record of exceeding capital goals, is skilled at change management, creating information flows, and gaining access to key decision-makers and benefactors in support of the organizations she serves.
Sterrin is originally from Short Hills, New Jersey, and now resides in the Bay Area with her 2 children; Thomas (16) and Mary (14.) She is very active in her community and is currently a Board member at One Life Counseling and Young Men’s Service League.