Anjali Kaul Zutshi comes to the Texas Historical Commission and the Friends of the THC, with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, a significant portion of which has been in the field of conservation. Before coming to THC, Anjali worked as an independent non-profit consultant, collaborating with land conservation, youth/children-focused, and aging services focused non-profits on development and fundraising, organizational development and governance, and strategic planning. As a Land Trust Alliance (Washington DC) trained facilitator, Anjali worked with several statewide land trusts successfully achieving their national Land Trust Accreditation.
For 12 years before launching her independent consulting business in 2007, Anjali worked with the California-based Trust for Public Land (TPL) – one of the nation's leading land conservation organizations - on conservation lands acquisition in Texas. As the Associate State Director and Development Director for the Texas State Office of TPL, Anjali coordinated several capital campaigns, raising millions of dollars in capital and operating funds. Anjali also worked on several local municipal public funding measures in the greater Austin and San Antonio areas. Through her work over the last 20+ years, Anjali has established a successful track record of working with non-profits on building sustainability through effective management, and with funders on building partnerships for effective mission support and delivery.
Anjali is an architect by training, with a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin, and is a committed community volunteer, having served in leadership positions on multiple national and local non-profit boards (the Environmental Support Center, D.C., Open Door Preschool, Texas Land Trust Council, EarthShare of Texas, Association of Fundraising Professionals – Central Texas, American Planning Association – Texas Chapter, Indie Meme, Kashmiri Overseas Association, Eanes ISD District Leadership Team, and various PTOs), and committees ("Founding Mentor" and Core Team member for the 2013 TEDxYouth@Austin, City of Austin Planning and Implementation Committee, Travis County Bond Advisory Committee, City of Austin Sustainability Indicators Advisory Group, etc.). Anjali is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Eanes Education Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Council for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin. Anjali lives in Austin with her husband and twin teenage sons.