We Think Big And Provide Clarity.
You Achieve Impact.

Rooted in the belief that together we can build strong and healthy communities, Hazan Strategies offers personalized services to answer tough questions, achieve audacious goals, and build the capacity to move your organization or initiative forward.

Partnering With You To Drive Impact

We work hand-in-hand with non-profit, corporate, and public clients to provide a range of solutions that are both visionary and actionable.

Whether a small project or large-scale initiative, we listen to and collaborate with our clients to design and implement strategies for effective results.

Board and Staff Retreat Facilitation
Concept Paper and Grant Writing
Executive Speech Writing
Fundraising Strategy and Planning
Philanthropic Advising and Grant Review/Management
Programmatic Research, Design, and Development
Stakeholder Convenings, Interviews, and Facilitation
Community and Government Relations

Proven Success

“Shana is a fantastic thought partner and collaborator. She is able to see the big picture as well as navigate the nuances of specific challenges. She is a brilliant and approachable professional and someone I have come to rely on for help tackling big issues.”

-Darren Schwartz, Chief Planning & Strategy Officer, Jewish Federation of San Diego County

“Shana offers a smart, compassionate, and well-informed perspective to support the work of our philanthropic community. She listens carefully and communicates clearly. She builds strong, trusting relationships and can be counted on to offer thoughtful insights that draw on data to inform effective decision making.”

-Ernest Rady, Philanthropist and Chairman, President and CEO American Assets Trust

“Shana’s intelligence and passion has allowed funders and nonprofits to help so many vulnerable populations across San Diego. A wonderful leader and thought partner, she is also a dynamic presenter who can clearly communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences.”

-Dana Gordon, Community Leader, Philanthropist and Political Organizer

“I have worked with Shana as she led multi-organization efforts to empower teens, reach isolated seniors, serve the food insecure, study Jewish community demographics, and more. In each experience, Shana quickly developed project goals and benchmarks that positioned everyone for success. She built trust and stewarded partners through clear and diplomatic communications and strategic group facilitation. Shana’s leadership consistently instilled a great deal of confidence among all involved. “

-Sharyn Goodson, Vice President, Philanthropy & Organizational Development, Leichtag Foundation

Shana Hazan, President of Hazan Strategies

A seasoned nonprofit executive and community leader, Shana understands the challenges organizations face – from designing and implementing impactful and innovative new initiatives and securing public and private funding, to influencing public policy and increasing board and staff engagement.

Shana began her career in journalism and public relations and served as a public school teacher before spending nearly 15 years as a nonprofit leader. She brings well-honed firsthand insight into leading large organizations and small grassroots startups. After serving on numerous boards and commissions, she understands how to develop effective governance teams and cultivate strong partnerships between staff and board members.

Shana has the unique ability to take bold new ideas and translate them into clear and actionable steps to ensure long term success.

Most recently, Shana served as the Chief Philanthropy Officer at Jewish Family Service of San Diego. She currently serves on the state of California’s First 5 Commission, the City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission, and as President of the Friends of Franklin School Foundation.

Shana has designed and launched innovative new projects and secured grants, contracts and major philanthropic gifts to sustain them. She understands that there is no such thing as one size fits all and works with each client to ensure you receive a customizable solution that works for your organization.

Throughout her career, Shana has guided staff and volunteers with a mindful, solution-oriented approach to problem-solving. A strategic thinker, she helps people gain a better understanding of who they are while identifying the tools they need to achieve success.

As a former educator, she is a skilled and engaging facilitator who brings sessions to life for participants.

Shana holds a master’s degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.

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