Shalita “The Nonprofitista” O’Neale is a highly trusted and nationally recognized professional both inside and outside of nonprofit and child welfare circles. She launched her first nonprofit organization geared towards supporting young adults from foster care when she was just 25 years old and raised over 2 million dollars for its work in under 8 years.Shalita decided to become a Nonprofit Development Coach as a way to use her 13 years of experience in launching, building and sustaining non-profit organizations and non-profit programs to help other Non-profit Visionaries do the same.
In addition to her 19 years of (kinship an formal foster care) experience in the foster care system, Shalita had dedicated over 15 years of her professional career working with and advocating for youth and alumni of the foster care system.
Shalita has spoken nationally and internationally at numerous seminars, conferences and workshops and takes every opportunity to emphasize the importance of community collaborations and partnerships. Shalita does not believe in reinventing the wheel, instead, she understands that community organizations and non-profits must learn from and support each other to improve outcomes for the under-resourced populations they serve.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE
GRADUATE OF THE GREATER BALTIMORE COMMITTEE’S 2013 LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
2018 ECHOING GREEN'S 2018 SOCIAL IMPACT TALENT REPORT
2015 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY SOCIAL INNOVATION FUNDS' “FORTY UNDER 40”
2017 “MARYLAND MOM OF THE YEAR” BY THE AMERICAN MOTHERS’ ORGANIZATION
2015 BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL'S “40 UNDER 40”
2013 BALTIMORE MAGAZINE’S “40 UNDER 40”
2019 SECRETARY'S SERVANT LEADER AWARD, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SPEAKING & COACHING SERVICES
- Speech Time: 60 min. speech and Q&A customized content for audience.
- Panel Time or Brief Speeches: Up to 30 minutes.
- Audience: Executive Directors, Board of Directors and Executive Team Members, budding Resource Development Directors, Child Welfare Professionals, Foster Youth, Foster Parents
- Topics: As listed above or customized for audience
- Time: 2 hours - full day
One-on-one Nonprofit Coaching provided through a non-profit package below.
- Non-profit Start Up Coaching
- Tailored Monthly Nonprofit
- Development Coaching
- Project Specific Support
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