Romney Institute Executive Board

Chaud M. Richards

Chaud M. Richards

Membership Information:

Member Since: 2000


Job Title: Senior Counsel
Company: Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc.
Location: California, United States


  • Not-For-Profit Management
  • Fund Development


As president of Netzel Grigsby, Chaud Richards serves as senior counsel to the firm Netzel Grigsby Associates in Northern California. Chaud joined Netzel Grigsby in 1992 and has served clients in fields ranging from art, museums and education, to youth, and social service organizations. His work has included successful multi-million dollar capital campaigns, long-range plans, board development, annual campaigns, and major gift programs.

Chaud has more than a decade of experience in successful nonprofit management and development. He earned an outstanding reputation during his 13-year career with the YMCA, where he served in numerous positions including branch executive and President/CEO.

Chaud graduated from Utah State University and completed his graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has served as an instructor on fundraising in the UCLA Extension Program and is a member of the board of directors of Grantwell, and of the YMCA of the East Bay, in Oakland, California.

Networking Interests:
Association of Fundraising Professionals

Hobbies and Interests:
Music, Sports, Backpacking, Fly fishing