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Donnel Baird

BHSI Fellow; Founder, BlocPower
Donnel Baird is the founder of BlocPower, a startup that markets, finances and installs solar and energy efficiency technologies to help houses of worship, nonprofits, small businesses and multifamily projects slash their energy costs. He spent three years as a community organizer in Brooklyn and one year as a voter contact director for Obama For America; managed a national Change to Win/LIUNA campaign to leverage the Department of Energy’s energy efficiency financing to create green construction jobs for out-of-work populations; and partnered with the Washington Interfaith Network to generate a $100 million government investment in underserved communities in Washington, D.C.