Dale Needles earned a BA in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. With 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Dale has been the CFO for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Center for Citizen Initiatives. Dale is also the co-founder of the Fund for International Nonprofit Development, an international nonprofit organization, which provides small grants and management assistance to Russian non-governmental organizations. Dale is from the US and is conversant in Russian and Spanish.