Tanya Smith-Evans is the Director of the New Strategies Program. In her role as Director, Tanya focuses on the overall delivery of the program and on direct engagement with the nonprofit leaders attending New Strategies. Tanya’s involvement with the program stretches back to 2014 when she started teaching, facilitating, and sharing her 20+ year career experience as a social impact strategist and expert in social enterprise and earned-revenue generation with New Strategies attendees.
Prior to taking on the Director role, Tanya spent 17 years with Community Wealth Partners, a consulting firm focused on turning the bold visions and goals of funders, nonprofits, and communities into reality. As a Senior Consultant, Tanya worked as a trusted advisor and thought partner to nonprofit clients and boards to build capacity and drive strategic decision making in multiple industries including employment, education, housing, human services, and community development. She collaborated with nationwide funding entities to implement executive-level leadership initiatives across groups of grantees and guided numerous nonprofit organizations through sustainable income strategy planning and implementation. Tanya also served as an executive coach to an array of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, focusing on both personal and organizational leadership challenges.
Tanya started her career with Kearney, a global management consulting firm, and spent 10 years guiding a range of nonprofit and Fortune 50 clients through the development and execution of operational and strategic initiatives.