Tisha brings over 10 years of professional fundraising experience to our nonprofit partners as a leader of teams, advisor for Boards and partner to funders. In her role as Vice President, Tisha provides strategic direction and development management, helping our partners grow revenue, fulfill visions, and achieve sustainability.
After 15 years in Corporate America as a Sales Leader, Tisha pivoted her skillset and career path towards international nonprofits and local organizations that focus on the rights for women, people of color and disenfranchised communities. Most recently, Tisha served as Vice President for TIME’S UP, where she was responsible for building and overseeing their individual giving programs, hiring and training development staff, collaborating with peers in Marketing and Strategy to build partnerships in the sports and entertainment industries, representing TIME’S UP to external audiences and building a culture of philanthropy.
Prior to her work with TIME’S UP, Tisha held several leadership roles with successful nonprofits serving as Director of Philanthropic Engagement at National Women’s Law Center, Deputy Director at the United Nations Foundation, and Director of Major Gifts at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Her experience with these organizations has spanned from Southeast Washington, DC to Southeast Africa and includes event management, development of annual and capital campaigns, creating global strategies, and donor optimization.
Working in sales management for companies such as FedEx and Verizon, Tisha has trained hundreds of professionals on the fundamentals of product knowledge, time and territory management, and goal setting and achievement. She has also used those same skills as a volunteer to personally help fundraise several million dollars in the faith, culture, and education realms; perhaps the highlight of her community service came when she co-chaired a record-breaking fundraiser for a domestic violence organization with former First Lady Michelle Obama as its featured guest.
Selected Recent Partners
- Member, Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)
- Member, The Links Incorporated
- Member, The Carrousels
- Former Board Member, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Contributor, Spring Valley Magazine
- The ESG Opportunity for Nonprofits: it Starts with Looking in the Mirror
- Dialogue about Race is Here to Stay: Tips for Nonprofit Leaders
Things that make me happy are…
Spending time with my husband, Michael, our kids and grandkids; fresh corn or bacon from my home state of Iowa; enjoying dinner or a movie with friends; helping someone in need; and long walks exploring Washington, DC.