Valentine Group Consulting is a boutique firm that provides strategic capacity building, fundraising and development, program strategy, and community asset building consulting for mission-based organizations and small businesses in the DMV area. Starsha Valentine is the Founder + Principal Consultant, providing strategic oversight and visioning for her clients. Starsha has worked with organizations in the DMV area for 16 years in all areas including small business financial management, strategic planning, large corporation restructuring and more. Prior to the development of Valentine Group, Starsha served as the Executive Director of Uptown Main Street Since coming to Washington, DC in 2001, she believed in the power of people to create thriving communities. Small businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith-based institutions, and the public sector all play a critical role in the continued development of DC’s economy. By supporting a just and equitable recovery for residents and small businesses, the Starsha and her team are able to play a small part in future of the city. She received her B.S from Howard University and a Masters of Science, in Management – Nonprofit/Association Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus in 2013.