Campbell & Company and Joy-Raising LLC celebrate their partnership on Zoom.

“We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Joy-Raising,” said Kate Roosevelt, co-president of Campbell & Company.

Campbell & Company (CC), an employee-owned national consulting firm specializing in fundraising, communications consulting, data strategy and executive search, announces its strategic partnership with Joy-Raising, LLC, an international consulting firm that offers expertise in philanthropy and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Joy-Raising has two goals: (a) to help people of color thrive as donors and philanthropic professionals, and (b) to help philanthropists collaborate in inclusive ways. Joy-Raising will provide a range of services to enable Campbell & Company to achieve its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) goals to leverage the distinct strengths and expertise of the company. to strengthen equity and inclusion in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

The CC+Joy-Raising strategic partnership will identify opportunities to proactively engage with Campbell & Company clients to implement social change and promote racial equity in the fundraising ecosystem. In addition, the partnership will also increase inclusive hiring practices in nonprofit leadership roles to generate more resources and impact across all segments of the nonprofit sector.

“We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Joy-Raising,” said Kate Roosevelt, co-president of Campbell & Company. “As consultants committed to helping mission-driven organizations create their social good, Joy-Raising will help us foster an environment where transformational change will help nonprofit leaders develop related fundraising practices that prioritize inclusion and equity in society at large.”

Fundraising and philanthropic fields are not immune to systemic racism, and charities are slowly adjusting their mission to galvanize equitable investments and increase giving, especially to uplift BIPOC communities. Because systemic inequalities persist, change can be difficult. However, there are known nonprofit organizations that have activated movements and worked for social justice as they passionately pursue their missions.

“Joy-Raising and Campbell & Company share a common belief that by recognizing and removing barriers and biases in the nonprofit sector, we can help people of color thrive in all areas of fundraising. and other advancement roles. Additionally, help those who practice this vertical practice to a more inclusive form of fundraising and philanthropy. Our real hope is that this work will go far beyond the direct work of our consultants and our partnership,” says Tesha Poe, Founder and CEO of Joy-Raising.

Campbell & Company is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and access that inspire action. We reflect the rich diversity that contributes to the communities we serve, and we advance our beliefs through our employment practices. We strive to create a culture of trust and belonging where everyone feels accepted, respected and valued for who they are as individuals. Joy-Raising was founded to help Campbell and Company and other organizations achieve these goals and fully realize their vision of inclusion.

About Campbell & Company

Campbell & Company is a national consulting firm that helps organizations create greater impact through fundraising, executive search, communications and strategic information services. Since 1976, Campbell & Company has helped shape the evolution of fundraising as a practice in all sectors, including social services, arts and culture, education, health, environment, member associations and organizations, and civic and public affairs.

Underlying all of our work is a common purpose on Campbell & Company’s mission: to collaborate and innovate with people who change lives through philanthropic vision and action. To learn more, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About Joy-Raising and Tesha McCord Poe

Founded in 2019, Joy-Raising was created to work with organizations to address issues that prevent the philanthropy sector from being fully inclusive. Often these challenges do not come from bad will but are the remnants of historical practices that have created prejudices and inequalities for centuries. Although much progress has been made, much remains to be done. Joy-Raising customers include organizations in the United States and overseas, including Germany, France, and Tanzania.

Tesha McCord Poe is CEO and Founder of Joy-Raising, LLC. She is a passionate educator and fundraiser who uses her legal and business background to leverage and support the long-term success of nonprofit organizations. Prior to launching Joy-Raising full-time, Tesha spent more than a decade working as a senior administrator at independent K-12 schools, most recently as acting principal at Girls’ Middle School of Palo Alto. In her frontline fundraising work, Tesha has been instrumental in raising approximately $100 million for organizations in need. Her nonprofit leadership currently includes the boards of Eat REAL, Prospect Sierra in Richmond, CA, and the Mariposa Foundation DR in the Dominican Republic, where she serves as Board Chair.

Tesha is a graduate of the University of Chicago Lab Schools and a proud alumnus of Barnard College, Columbia University with a BA in Economics, and Northwestern University with a JD/MBA, where she was named a Kennedy Scholar. . A compelling writer and speaker, Tesha is co-author of the forthcoming book Beyond Widow and presenter of the upcoming TEDxBoston dedicated to planetary sustainability. To learn more, visit and connect with Joy-Raising on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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