Hi, I’m Jocelyn.

I’ve been working for and on behalf of nonprofits for nearly 20 years. Before becoming a consultant, I served as chief philanthropy officer for Prosperity Now, a think tank working to close the racial wealth gap. Prior to that, I served as vice president of development for Global Fund for Children.

I’m deeply committed to advancing social, economic, and political justice for Black and other underrepresented people and communities. In 2018,  I co-founded BlackHer, a media company, to amplify the leadership of Black women and educate and inspire Black women to take action for progressive change.  

Jocelyn Harmon


Social justice organizations and leaders have long struggled to raise the money and get the attention they need to create transformational change. According to the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, “only 10% of the $24.2 billion granted domestically by a sample of 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations in 2016 was targeted to people of color.”

Thankfully, that is changing.

The Black Lives Matter movement and the recent uprisings in response to the unconscionable deaths of Black Americans like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have prompted hundreds of institutional funders, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals to shift their resources to Black-led organizations, campaigns, and movements.

Now is the time to access new funding opportunities.

Let’s connect to see if I can help your organization capitalize on this new focus and raise more money for your mission.

Are we a good fit?

Consulting works best when we work as a team.  Here are some things I look for in my clients.
  • You are passionate about advancing justice for underrepresented communities.  
  • You have a fundraising budget and goal and some clarity about the work you need done.
  • You are the expert in your program area but need help communicating your impact to funders and other stakeholders.
  • You may not love fundraising (yet!) but you know it’s an important part of your job and you make time to make it happen.
If this sounds like you, I’d love to connect!