Daren Howard is a social sector consultant and writer. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at InPlay, a nonprofit that seeks to increase equitable access to after school and summer learning programs. Daren earned his MBA at California State University Dominguez Hills, but will never be done learning.

Daren works with nonprofits and social benefit organizations to create equitable and effective operations.


Daren provides in-person and virtual training sessions for employees, community members, managers, and boards of directors. All training sessions emphasize equity, inclusion, and adult learning practices.


Daren provides one on one coaching to new and emerging leaders in nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. Become a better manager, a more consistent leader, and a more effective coach.

Writing and Communications

Daren writes grant proposals, social media content, blogs and articles, and fundraising campaigns. Examples of Daren’s work can be found on Youth Today, BOOST Collaborative, and Summer Matters.

Daren is results-oriented and brings strong systems of support and accountability to any organization that has the pleasure of working with him. He is able to see the big picture and important details, while maintaining a focused vision of impact. He has supported 100’s of non-profit leaders; helping them to strengthen their practices and deepen their impact on behalf of young people… With Daren on your team, your programs, services, and organization will benefit from his strong project management skills, in-depth knowledge of youth development, stellar facilitation methods, and broad business acumen, to name a few.

Andrea, Chief Operating Officer

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