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Heather M. Raspberry

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Executive Director

Local Address: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers
11956 Grey Squirrel Lane
Reston , Virginia 20194
United States

Company Description: The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, or HAND, was formed in 1991, to support a professional community of housing providers in order to increase the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Liaison


  • dual bachelor's degree , public relations and business management
    Hampton University
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Web References
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Heather Raspberry Heather Raspberry was named executive director of HAND in March of 2012. Prior to joining HAND, Heather worked for close to ten years serving in various marketing and communications capacities in the public, private and nonprofit sector.
Most recently she worked as a communications manager for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. where she developed and executed national and local public relations campaigns that advanced the business and philanthropic priorities of the parent company and its subsidiaries. Heather also worked for the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development as a senior program officer, where she cultivated the organization's communications initiatives while managing its Training Institute. She has also held positions as a campaign coordinator for a Vanderburgh County Commissioner candidate in Indiana and as a communications correspondent with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
In 2009, Heather was appointed by the District of Columbia Family Court as a court appointed special advocate and trained to represent the best interest of youth in foster care. In 2012, she was awarded CASA's Volunteer of the Year Award. Heather is also the administrator to the Saturday Leadership Academy for the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C., on the program committee of the Virginia Housing Coalition and BB&T CRA Steering Committee, and serves as a liaison with Dress for Success Washington, D.C. Professional Women's Group. Additionally, she has worked as a consultant developing branding campaigns for businesses with a special focus on nonprofit and civil service issues. Heather holds a dual bachelor's degree in public relations and business management from Hampton University.
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Heather Raspberry came on board as executive director two years ago and is only the second person to hold that position in HAND's history. The 32-year-old was tasked with taking the organization to the next level by expanding training offerings and leveraging its brand.
Raspberry, with the assistance of one full-time staff member and the guidance of her board and program committees, has increased HAND's membership and sponsorship levels and has tripled its training and capacity-building sessions for members.
"HAND was created 24 years ago to support the nonprofit developers who are working to create affordable housing here in the metro region," she says. "But we also recognize that it takes all of the many organizations that comprise our membership-from the nonprofit and for-profit developers to the service providers, lenders, policy analysts, law firms, accountants, and government agencies-to come together and do this work and do it well."
In January, HAND will start to focus more on emerging leaders and will work with different partners across the nonprofit and for-profit sectors to create a mentoring program.
Prior to HAND, Raspberry spent six years doing communications and marketing work for the affordable housing industry at Enterprise Community Partners and the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development.
Community work is a priority for Raspberry. She is a court-appointed special advocate for children and young adults in the Washington, D.C., foster care system. She not only mentors the youths, preparing them for when they'll be on their own, but she also makes them part of her life.
Heather ..., 21 Oct 2014 [cached]
Heather Raspberry
Executive director, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers
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Heather M. Raspberry Executive Director
Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) - About HAND, 18 May 2012 [cached]
Heather Raspberry Secretary: HAND
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