With more than 20 years of experience exclusively in the social sector, LaTanya has a record of success launching new initiatives and leading projects that advance equity, build an enterprise, and achieve shared goals.
She is passionate about leveraging networks for social change and partners with clients across the U.S. to help them prioritize and plan how they take action.
LaTanya is a skilled strategist with expertise in organizational development and providing support to strengthen communities and social movements and increase the impact of philanthropy. She is a Plan Consultant for the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Flexible Leadership Award and Capacity Coach for the David & Lucille Packard Foundation Leader Power Collaborative.
LaTanya recently launched Black Philanthropy Houston- a first-of-its-kind initiative to inspire, connect, and inform black givers in Houston.
The throughline in all of her work is a commitment to create a just world where every person has a fair opportunity to realize their full potential.
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 literacy 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 where she established a collective investment fund and curated a national annual leadership conference. She has consulted on major initiatives for Casey Family Programs, LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation), and United Way and 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?
Whether you’re experienced, new to philanthropy and social change, or revamping strategy, I can help you plan and prepare for what’s next!
"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