Developing relationships and being prepared to make an ask is only half the battle when it comes to fundraising. Join host Brickson Diamond for the third installment of Big Answers from Experts: A Series on Board Excellence, with guest Tisha Hyter of the Orr group, as they will discuss best practices for developing organic funder relationships and creative fundraising approaches in the COVID-19 era. As Vice President, Tisha provides strategic direction and development management, helping the Orr Group’s partners grow revenue, fulfill visions, and achieve sustainability. She has also used these 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.
Meet the Speakers:
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.
Brickson Diamond (host) is CEO of Big Answers, LLC, which consults on diversity and inclusion strategy for clients, including AAM’s Facing Change initiative. He previously served for five years as COO of The Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent member organization of Black executives in the Fortune 1000. He is a founding board member and chair of The Blackhouse Foundation; a trustee of Brown University where he chairs the Communications, Alumni, and External Affairs Committee; and a trustee of the Middlesex School, where he chairs the board DEI Committee and Tides.
In case you missed it:
The recording and transcript of the first and second webinars in Big Answers from Experts: A Series on Board Excellence are available for AAM members to view:
Captions and transcript forthcoming.