Portfolio Alumni Profile: Erica V. Ekwurzel

Erica V. Ekwurzel, CFRE

Graduation Year: 2007
Major: Master of Public Affairs
Employer: Advocacy in Motion Consulting, LLC (AIM)
Title: Founder and CEO
Facebook: CivicAIM

Erica Villarreal Ekwurzel, a 2007 LBJ graduate and Nonprofit Portfolio Program alum, established Advocacy in Motion (AIM) in 2012 to help civically minded organizations build capacity in executing their social change missions. AIM helps clients leverage their financial investments, time, and brainpower to create meaningful change in the communities they serve.

Erica said that starting her own consulting practice was the next natural step for her after serving as program officer and grantee consultant with the KDK-Harman Foundation for six years. (She started with KDK through the Summer Foundation Internship Program.) At the foundation, she helped KDK develop its high engagement approach to philanthropy and refined her expertise in nonprofit organizational development working directl