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Let’s Root For Each Other And Watch Each Other Grow...

A poignant reality is that most Black womxn in the social sector often work under a cloak of invisibility, which can make working relationships and progression a challenge.  This is why The Rooted Collaborative®️ exists – to amplify and empower our female voices, while providing community, culture, and coaching that honors a healthy career experience.

The Dinner That Changed Everything

“Picture it… Toronto, 2018” (Any Golden Girl Fans in the House?)

A dinner table filled with a group of dynamic Black women, who are powerhouses in fundraising, are having a conversation of why women of color are leaving the fundraising and social sector professions and what can be done about it?

Fast forward to a number of compelling conversations and subsequent meetings with senior fundraisers around the world and boom – The Rooted Collaborative®️ was born. 


Community Grows Here...

The Rooted Collaborative®️  is a global community  focused on the holistic evolution and advancement of female leaders of color in the social impact sector and beyond.  Our goal is to help you cultivate your unique personal, professional and wellness goals that will help you design and live a purpose-driven life.

With a growing online community that spans over sixteen countries, including the U.S, Canada, the UK and South Africa, we’ve learned a thing or two about building relationships that extend beyond borders.  It’s kinda our superpower.

Don’t believe us? Pull up a seat and get ready to be empowered, encouraged and equipped.

At The Rooted Collaborative®️, we believe that living a contented and balanced lifestyle comes from utilizing multiple pathways to achieve overall health and wellbeing. We work to ensure you reach your desired goals for the life and success YOU want.


We believe in the importance of understanding your purpose, leveraging your personal passions and honoring who you are in the work you do every day.

We burrow in the understanding that leaders are catalysts for impact and change and encourage members to model their best practices behind strong examples of leadership in the work.

Here we care about justice, each other, and coming together to make a collective impact. That’s why we work diligently to dismantle white supremacist and dominant cultural norms, domestically and globally.

We believe in the principle of collaboration and recognize the value and importance of mentorship, partnerships, and community development.

About Our Founder

Kishshana Palmer is an international speaker, author, trainer, and coach with almost two decades of fundraising, marketing, and talent management at the helm of her career.  She’s a supernova on any stage due to her charismatic and candid delivery. It doesn’t matter if she’s speaking about philanthropy, diversity, or living your most authentic life, the energy she brings to the experience is always entertaining and edifying.

Kishshana is an adjunct professor at Baruch College, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) and an AFP Master Trainer.  When an organization wants to grow, find and retain people on their team or raise money, she is the philanthropic fairy godmother they have on speed dial. She is the founder of Kishshana & Co., podcast host of Let’s Take This Offline, and founder of The Rooted Collaborative®️. She is passionate about ensuring that women — particularly women of color — are seen AND heard in philanthropy, a sector we built but do not lead.

Kishshana is a NYC girl and mother to one wonderful teenage daughter. In her spare time she enjoys listening to R&B, reading, serving her community and traveling the world.