AN_Headshot  Ariella Nasuti is the owner of Maine-based Ariella Nasuti Consulting, LLC.   She represents foundation, university, healthcare, P3, social justice, basic needs, legal aid, Pre-K-12, workforce development, early childhood intervention, LGBTQ+, animal welfare, veterans services, municipal, library, faith-based, and museum clients.  She provides counsel regarding compliance, IT, governance, program scaling, fundraising, 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 practice law in New York and New Jersey.

During her 15 years in nonprofit, 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 $80 million.  She has served on numerous advancement teams, securing leadership gifts and overseeing both capital construction and endowment campaigns.  Ariella has experience with all manner of planned giving instruments and has overseen land conservation and preservation efforts. 

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

  • Budget Director at 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 transactional 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.

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