Tara Severyn is a compliance assistant on the Managed Organizations team at Arabella Advisors, working in the DC office. In this role, she supports the team’s legal, compliance, and human resources departments to manage federal and state registration and reporting, measure the success of internal compliance processes, and bolster these processes so they better fulfill the organization’s compliance goals. Her work ensures that the nonprofit organizations Arabella helps to manage, such as the New Venture Fund, stay compliant with the law and can amplify their programs’ impact.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Tara was a part of the Partner Services Team at GlobalGiving Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on democratizing philanthropy efforts. In this role, she developed expertise in vetting and due diligence as she reviewed applications from nonprofits new to the GlobalGiving community to ensure they comply with the highest standards in international grant making. Tara also helped GlobalGiving’s corporate partners facilitate their corporate giving and employee engagement programs, empowering grassroots organizations from around the world to deepen their impact on their communities.
Previously, Tara worked as an operations manager to a woman-owned yoga studio in Washington, DC, where she oversaw studio operations and finances, managed HR administration, and implemented internal communication systems. She earned her 200-hour yoga teacher certification and uses her love of mindful movement to facilitate free community classes for a DC public charter school’s ESL programs.
As a passionate advocate for racial justice and women’s empowerment, Tara co-founded a women’s Investment and Finance club in Washington, DC and serves as a board member of Traveling Mercy, a startup nonprofit with a mission of facilitating international travel experiences for marginalized communities. Tara received a BA in international affairs with a concentration in international economics from the George Washington University.