Paula Smith Arrigoni

Paula Smith ArrigoniPaula Smith Arrigoni has worked in the social sector for more than two decades in a variety of roles, from analyst to executive director. She's specialized in the areas of community development finance, youth development, arts management, community clinics, domestic violence service organizations, and most recently, social impact film and media. Paula currently serves as executive director of Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), a 44-year old film and media organization that connects communities and independent media makers to tools and resources to support social change. Previously, she was COO at Youth Speaks, a national leader in arts education and youth development, where she helped triple its annual operating budget and directed a national field-building initiative called the Brave New Voices Network Initiative. Paula developed her management expertise advising, investing in, and teaching nonprofits with Nonprofit Finance Fund and the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund at the US Treasury Department. She's also been an independent consultant to many Bay Area social impact organizations, and a Board member/Treasurer at Camp Reel Stories, Women's Community Clinic, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Next Door Solutions and others throughout her career. Paula obtained her BA in sociology and MA in urban planning with a concentration in community development from UCLA, School of Public Policy and Social Research. She was a Presidential Management Fellow at the Small Business Administration and US Treasury Department.


Classes: Social Welfare 257 Financial Management