Chief Executive Officer, FUSE Corps
James Weinberg leads FUSE Corps, a California-based nonprofit that enables local government to more effectively address the biggest challenges facing urban communities.
FUSE partners with government leaders to identify strategic challenges and then recruits executives from the private sector to serve in yearlong fellowships in civic innovation working across issue areas such as education, health, poverty, public safety and the environment. Ultimately, FUSE is working to demonstrate the potential of cross-sector collaboration as a vehicle for community-based problem solving.
James previously served as Co-Founder & Chairman of AchieveMission, a management-consulting firm dedicated to increasing the impact of nonprofits and foundations by improving their capacity for leadership development. Prior to that, he served as the Co-Founder & CEO of Commongood Careers, a retained search firm focused on addressing the unique recruiting needs of the nation’s social entrepreneurs.
James’ experience also includes having served as the National Development Director at BELL, a tutoring and mentoring program that he helped to grow over three years from a $4 million to a $15 million budget; and as the Founding Executive Director of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, where he worked to ensure that children who are homeless have increased access to educational opportunities.
James currently serves as the national board chair of CORO and he has served on the boards of more than a dozen other groups such as Reimagining Service, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and ProInspire, while also helping to convene the first White House Forum on Nonprofit Leadership.
James earned a Master’s of Science in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University, is an alumnus of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, and holds a BA summa cum laude in Psychology and Classics from Tufts University.