Jalisa Whitley


Jalisa Whitley is a community impact manager with the United Way of the National Capital Area, try an organization that improves the lives of individuals and families by uniting the people and organizations that have the will, expertise, and resources to create measurable results and a lasting impact.

Whitley is passionate about connecting communities to opportunities to elevate their impact, co-create solutions, and implement sustainable change through philanthropy and capacity building. In addition to her work with the United Way, she is the founder and principal consultant of Nonprofit Help, which helps the leaders of small, social, good organizations better leverage the time, resources, and talents of their stakeholders, staff, and supporters to make transformative community change. Whitley’s community involvement includes board leadership with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, community-based philanthropy through Black Benefactors, a local giving circle that encourages philanthropy and community service to enhance the well-being of Black children, youth, and families in the DC metropolitan region, and serving as a mentor with Capital Partners for Education and Urban Alliance.

A native of Geneva, New York, Whitley received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and public policy from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a master’s degree in public policy in nonprofit management and leadership from the University of Maryland.

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