“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”Angela Davis
Lisa Nwankwo contributes social impact writing for grants and communications at Child Care Law Center, knowing that there is an opportunity for community-positive advocacy in every part of social justice work — even in (or maybe especially in) fundraising. Lisa is committed to offering empowering narratives, teachable moments, and building clear cases for support in service of attending to the unique needs of our most under-served communities.
As a Social Impact Consultant and Writer, Ms. Nwankwo has raised more than $12,000,000 for organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. Prior to her work at the Law Center, she served as Vice Chair of Grantmaking for the Spruce Foundation from 2012-2016, and the chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for multiple national organizations, with a focus on internal policy creation, language policy, all-staff engagement, and benchmarking. Ms. Nwankwo also founded and ran BRIDGE, a K-12 in-school yoga and social emotional learning program with the School District of Philadelphia Community Schools, KIPP Charter Schools, and Mastery Charter Schools. BRIDGE preceded and informed the District’s creation of Social Emotional Learning positions by two years. Ms. Nwankwo received her graduate degree in Fundraising from Villanova University and her bachelor’s degree from Temple University.
For foundation inquiries, foundation partnerships, grants, and OpEd partnerships, please contact Ms. Nwankwo.