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., author of Hey, I’m New Here , 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.