AN_Headshot  Ariella Nasuti is the owner of Maine-based Ariella Nasuti Consulting, LLC.   She represents arts education, foundation, university, healthcare, P3, social justice, basic needs, legal aid, Pre-K-12, charter school, workforce development, early childhood intervention, LGBTQ+, animal welfare, veterans services, municipal, library, faith-based, and museum clients.  Ariella provides grant writing and stewardship services as well as counsel regarding nonprofit governance, HR, program scaling, planned giving, and equity / diversity matters.  Learn more about the funders she has been privileged to work with here.

Ariella graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a B.A. in Political Science.  She attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as a Visiting Scholar, and holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where her coursework focused on Trusts & Estates and Tax.  She is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.

Ariella has budgeted, managed, and audited operating and capital funds in excess of $350 million, supervising both construction and physical plant operations. Her HR experience ranges from compliance to the negotiation of benefits contracts.  She oversaw the hiring, review, and termination of both management and support staff.  With respect to development, Ariella has crafted, submitted, and administered federal, state, corporate, and private foundation grants totaling $100 million.  She has served on numerous advancement teams, drafting planned giving instruments, securing leadership gifts, and overseeing capital construction, legacy giving, and restricted endowment campaigns. 

Ariella got her nonprofit start at Yeshiva University and subsequently served as:

  • Business Manager of Columbia University Law School;
  • Assistant Dean at Columbia’s School of the Arts;
  • Budget Director of William Paterson University;
  • Senior Budget Analyst/Acting Budget Director of The New York Public Library; and,
  • Treasurer of the Five College Consortium (Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, The University of Massachusetts, and Hampshire College).

As a real estate attorney at New York’s Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Ariella was responsible for complex contract negotiations and due diligence.  She represented borrowers, lenders, and rating agencies in the acquisition, financing, disposition, and securitization of commercial real estate.  With extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants in every aspect of commercial leasing, construction, and improvement, she handled all of Citicorp’s NYC leasing portfolio.  Ariella has negotiated real estate financed CGAs and CRTs, and bargain sales of real property.

When not working, Ariella can be found biking, kayaking, tending her organic garden, or researching her next novel author website.