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Stanley Tzankov, CAUSE's Donor Relations Manager, is a nonprofit development, communications, and operations professional rooted in movement building and committed to social, racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice. After finding CAUSE as his political home for many years as an engaged volunteer, board member, and close ally in the social change ecosystem, he now serves on its staff as a resource mobilizer helping further CAUSE's mission and uplift its vision.
Prior to joining the CAUSE staff, Stanley managed communications, operations, development, and capacity building in his various roles at the Fund for Santa Barbara, a community foundation advancing progressive change by strengthening movements for social, political, economic, and environmental justice. His work there providing individual consulting, curating collective resources including the launch of the first Central Coast Regional Equity Study, and organizing an array of educational workshop offerings helped local social change organizations do their best work—and allowing him the tremendous opportunity to grow alongside them.
Stanley grew up in Davis, CA after his family and he immigrated from Bulgaria and currently lives in Santa Barbara. His social justice organizing and movement work began as a student leader at UC Santa Barbara and continued on in various local political campaigns and coalitions, in his time serving as a district representative for then-State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson—and most recently as cofounder of the Santa Barbara Tenants Union.