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Christal Cherry Consultant

Christal Cherry – Consultant

Sectors: Nonprofit

Specialties: Board Development, Volunteer Management, Philanthropic Advising, Partnerships

Education: MA in Counseling from Hampton University, a BA in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University and professional development certifications in nonprofit leadership, social media fundraising, and nonprofit management.

Professional Experience

Christal M. Cherry, The Board Pro, has 23 years experience as a nonprofit fundraiser serving higher education institutions, seminaries, and human service organizations. She has raised over $10 million over her career, and is a regular presenter with CANDID, Qgiv, Network for Good, Bloomerang, and the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy where she facilitates webinars and teaches courses in fundraising, board development and equity and inclusion.


Christal has raised over $10 million dollars over her career.

Passion for Social Impact

Christal is passionate about organizations supporting children and youth, civil rights, diversity and inclusion, and racial justice. She is a contributing author to Collecting Courage, a collection of first-person narratives from Black fundraisers documenting their experiences with racism in the nonprofit sector.  In 2021, Christal authored her first children’s book, Mac and Cheez, Being Different is Okay which is available on Amazon.

Personal Interests

Reading, listening to jazz, and adult coloring.

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