LaTanya Flix is Founder & Principal of CauseAdvance, a social change advisory practice based in Houston, Texas, where she partners with clients to reimagine possibilities and plan how they take action for a more just world.
With more than 20 years of leadership exclusively in the social sector, LaTanya offers expertise and broad experience in advancing equity and increasing the impact of philanthropy. She initiated and co-planned the first equity and criminal justice programs for the Greater Houston Grantmakers’ Forum and has consulted on key equity initiatives for Casey Family Programs and United Way.
LaTanya leverages her practical experience to support strategy planning and change management processes for clients. She 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 and support to leading advocacy organizations across the United States.
She is a 21/64 Certified Advisor in Multigenerational Philanthropy, assisting both individuals and families. LaTanya b is passionate about leveraging the collective resources of black philanthropists and in 2019 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.
As executive director of The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston, she initiated the first and only empirical study on the charitable giving patterns of Houston women and directed the largest free financial education program for low income women and girls reaching 6,000 annually.
LaTanya began her career as the founding director of a national faith-based nonprofit and 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.
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"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