Wendall N. Chin:  Non Profits, Organized Labor, Politics
Wendall Chin has more than sixteen years of professional organizing, advocacy, and political
experience in the environmental, community, and labor movement.  His expertise is based on his
experience as a community organizer, lead organizer, project director and founder, executive
director, and multiple board and volunteer roles.  

Key areas of consulting skills include:

  • ·        Developing winning campaigns
  • ·        Conducting grassroots organizing and direct action campaigns
  • ·        Conducting successful political organizing and lobbying
  • ·        Developing an effective rap on the phone, doors, or at the work-site
  • ·        Systems of Leadership development
  • ·        Running effective political field campaigns
  • ·        Conducting stakeholder assessment
  • ·        Coalition building among labor, community, and environmental non-profits
  • ·        Key elements to effective media outreach
  • ·        Devising fundraising strategies for non-profits
  • ·        Organizational building and development

Wendall’s past clients have included:

  • ·        Central Labor Council of Alameda County (California), AFL-CIO
  • ·        Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO)
  • ·        Applied Research Center (ARC)
  • ·        Low-Income Families’ Empowerment Through Education (LIFETIME), California

Wendall recently completed serving over 4 years at the Central Labor Council of Alameda
County, AFL-CIO, where he managed and served as staff liaison to over 130 affiliated local
unions and brought community stakeholders together with key unions to win local legislation that
supports working families.  He served as Coalition Director, as well as Political Organizer with the
Labor Council, helping elect many pro-labor politicians, including Oakland Mayor Ronald V.
Dellums, CA State Assemblyman and State Labor Committee Chair, Sandre Swanson, and CA
State Assemblyman, Alberto Torrico.  Wendall previously served as Executive Director at the
Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) in SF Chinatown, where he helped start up the Workers
Organizing Center during the 911 attacks.  He started professional organizing in 1992, with
California state wide environmental justice group, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE),
where he served as Organizer, Lead Organizer, and Project Director devising campaigns to
prevent toxic pollution and organize people.  

Wendall lives with his wife, Yvonne Chin, in their house in Oakland, and is a graduate of Oberlin
College.  He is a new first time fathe
r of a baby boy -- Elliott SituJie Chin -- enjoys playing
basketball, tennis, and cheering on the Golden State Warriors and Pittsburgh Steelers.