Aug 23, 2022
In episode 55 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guests, Dr. Renee Rubin Ross and Christal Cherry discuss:
Dr. Renee Rubin Ross is a nationally recognized strategic planning and board development consultant. Committed to racial equity in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Ross supports organizations and individuals in practices that celebrate and amplify diverse voices and perspectives.
Christal M. Cherry is a nationally recognized nonprofit executive and professionally trained fundraiser. With over 20 years in the nonprofit sector, she has supported higher education institutions, human services organizations and faith-based missions. Her career portfolio, as a full time professional and consultant includes American University, the United Negro College Fund, Spelman College, Nicholas House, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Florida A & M University, Action Ministries, and the GA Center for Nonprofits.
In each role, Christal has interfaced, guided and collaborated with diverse boards made up of college presidents, ministers and bishops, politicians, corporate CEO's, civic leaders, consultants, attorneys, stay at home moms and students.
With passion and a wide breadth of experience, Christal works today with clients to help them mark a clear path to success in board development. Her style is electrifying, inspiring, and energizing.
Christal earned a MA in Counseling from Hampton University, a BA in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University and professional development certifications in nonprofit leadership, social media fundraising, and nonprofit management.
She currently serves on the
board of the Greater Atlanta chapter of the Association of
Fundraising Professionals and the Villages of Carver YMCA.
She is regular presenter with CANDID, Qgiv, Network for Good,
Bloomerang, and the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and
Philanthropy where she facilitates webinars and teaches courses in
fundraising, board development and equity and inclusion.
Christal has been a guest on multiple podcasts and enjoy serving as
a requested expert on board matters. She is contributing author in
Collecting Courage, a documenting of racism and survival by 14
accomplished Black fundraisers working across North America.
She also enjoys her membership in the African American Development
Officers Network, Toastmasters, and F3, Fabulous Female Fundraisers
which she founded.
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