Ahmad Dowla is the Director of Operations & Finance for the National Network for Safe Communities where he provides leadership to the organization’s operations and finance teams and works closely with senior management to provide operational and fiscal analysis and guidance on all organizational activities, plans, and targets.
Mr. Dowla is responsible for ensuring that the Network’s financial and operational systems are robust, compliant, and support both current activities and future growth; allocating materials and human resources; evaluating overall fiscal performance; establishing internal policies; leading, developing, and implementing technology initiatives to support the National Network’s mission; and regularly assessing the efficiency of the organization’s procedures and systems.
Prior to joining the National Network, Mr. Dowla spent 10 years at the Center for an Urban Future, a nonprofit public policy think tank dedicated to reducing inequality, increasing economic mobility, and growing the economy in New York City. He served in various capacities including his most recent role as Deputy Director where he was responsible for the organization’s strategic planning, project management, external relations, and overall operations. Since 2011, Mr. Dowla has also served as a business, technology, and design consultant for a variety of nonprofits and small businesses, helping clients realize their organizational visions through innovative and comprehensive operational solutions.