Kia Croom

Fundraising at the intersection of Blackness and Womanhood

by Kia Croom

We are delighted to bring you this podcast and article by Washington, DC based fundraiser Kia Croom. Kia brings you closer to the experiences of Black female fundraisers and reflects on a sector that isn’t practicing what it preaches.

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About the author

Kia Croom is an experienced fund development executive with nearly 20 years of experience. To date she’s raised close to $400 million dollars for nonprofits of all sizes across the nation in a variety of cause areas including STEM, housing and homelessness, youth development, education, HIV/AIDS and more.

Kia has worked in a host of fund development functions over the years including but not limited to major gifts, grant writing, communications and digital marketing and her favourite—brokering high-impact corporate strategic partnerships.

Kia is incredibly passionate about racial justice in philanthropy, and interested in working with agencies committed to addressing anti-black racism specifically by uplifting, strengthening and supporting Black-led nonprofit organisations.