Consulting / coaching / Training Team
The International Social Impact Institute has assembled an outstanding team of experts from the United States, the United Kingdom, the African continent and Asia, who share the Institute’s core values – a belief in interconnectedness / Ubuntu and a commitment to social justice, environmental stewardship, integrity and excellence – and who have dedicated their lives to moving the social sector forward.
We bring together experience from a range of disciplines to advise and train nonprofit organization leaders and professionals, activists and social enterpreneurs from or serving historically marginalized communities. We do so either directly or through the foundations, traditional and impact investors, and venture philanthropists that support them. The disciplines represented include change enablement; decision science; digital and traditional storytelling and fundraising strategy; traditional and impact investor readiness preparation; leadership development; and philanthropic strategy.
Our experts have experience across a variety of areas in the public and social sectors, including arts and culture, associations, government, public health, education, human rights, impact and traditional investing, philanthropy, social justice, and youth development.
Bernard Ross (He/Him)
Mike Naholi Muchilwa (He/Him)
Christa Downey (She/Her)
Kathleen Murphy Toms (She/Her)
Rashida Peterson (She/Her)
Victoria Yampolsky (She/Her)
Mehdeen Abbasi (She/Her)
Katja Schiller Nwator (She/Her)
Abigail Osei (She/Her)
The Institute was developed with guidance from the late Naomi Levine, who was a Senior Vice President of External Affairs at New York University and the founder and first Executive Director of the NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising (where our founder has been a faculty member for over 10 years). Until her passing in December 2020, Mrs. Levine offered invaluable advice to our founder and helped to facilitate key introductions that led to the Institute’s first partnerships.
Our founder is currently advised by Stuart Cane, who provides overall guidance, and Ron Adelman, who provides legal guidance.
The International Social Impact Institute’s activities are supported by a team that works to ensure that client needs are met and exceeded, and that our content is accessible to the audiences who can most benefit from it.
Portia Ofosu-Addo (She/Her)
Liudmyla Krukchuk (She/Her)
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