LaTanya Flix is Founder & Principal of CauseAdvance, a social change advisory practice based in Houston, Texas. She partners with individuals, organizations, and professional advisors working on a broad range of social causes across the United States.
Whether helping clients center racial equity, focus on root causes, engage impacted communities, or prioritize and plan how they take action, LaTanya provides practical advice and actionable strategy.
With more than 20 years of experience exclusively in the social sector, she is a 21/64 Certified Advisor in Multigenerational Philanthropy and a skilled strategist with expertise in strengthening social movements, increasing the impact of philanthropy, and enhancing organizational effectiveness.
In addition to nonprofit leadership and advising, LaTanya is a Plan Consultant for the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Flexible Leadership Award and a Capacity Coach for the David & Lucille Packard Foundation Leader Power Collaborative, providing advice to leading advocacy organizations and helping them create and implement a plan to enhance their effectiveness.
She has consulted on major initiatives for Casey Family Programs, LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation), and United Way.
LaTanya is passionate about leveraging the collective resources of black philanthropists to benefit black communities. In 2019, she launched Black Philanthropy Houston, a first-of-its-kind initiative to inspire, connect, and inform black givers in Houston.
Before founding CauseAdvance, LaTanya was Donor Engagement Director and a key relationship manager for a portfolio of donor advised funds at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
She led an innovative revamp of donor education programs, managed a partnership to create the first regional community indicators dataset, facilitated launch of the first black giving circle, and supported grantmaking of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and a pooled fund for youth homelessness.
LaTanya initiated and co-planned the first programs on equity and criminal justice for the Greater Houston Grantmakers’ Forum.
As executive director of The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston, she directed the largest free financial literacy education program for low income women and girls reaching 6,000 annually and initiated the first and only empirical study on the charitable giving patterns of Houston women.
LaTanya began her career as the founding director of a national faith-based nonprofit where she established a collective investment fund and planned a national annual leadership conference. She has held senior roles in operations and external relations at community-based organizations and City Year, an AmeriCorps program.
LaTanya is a native Houstonian and fifth generation Texan and enjoys travel, live music, long walks, and well-aged tequila.
HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?
"I worked with LaTanya while she was executive director at The Women's Resource of Greater Houston and I was president of the board. She is bright, conscientious and tireless in her pursuit of excellence and truly understands the philanthropic world. I would highly recommend her advisory services for anyone or organization that is looking for a strategic, well thought out approach to their philanthropic giving."
-Michele Alvarado, Owner, Sanctuary Builders
Advisory Board Member, The Women's Resource