About Taylor Strategic Partnerships


TSP’s mission is to elevate the nonprofit sector through innovative and creative solutions to governance, management and philanthropic practices.  Our solutions bridge the gap between NGOs and the private sector in key areas such as management practices, production efficiencies and ability to scale (grow) products and services.


TSP brings extensive hands-on technical experience with years of nonprofit development and ‘best practices’ governance implementation, aiding clients with strategic design, capacity building, and expert evaluation of compliance, leadership coaching, fundraising and risk mitigation initiatives.

Working with a broad scope of organizations across many sectors, TSP serves to move them from a slow growth, philanthropy-focused approach to one that embraces the full spectrum of social enterprise, impact investing, venture philanthropy and corporate citizenship.

TSP has been the architect of numerous campaigns for change and social innovation projects in areas ranging from affordable housing, community development health, youth development and animal welfare, corporate social responsibility, community development and humanitarian relief.

TSP also leads workshops and provides one-on-one coaching and consultation supporting executives and managers in their role as catalysts for change around responsible business practice.


TSP is a highly effective consulting practice comprised of credentialed, senior practitioners encompassing a variety of specialties in nonprofit governance, operations and management.  As such, we are able to provide training and coaching services that will help clients improve performance and increase impact.

Taylor Strategic Partnerships (TSP) was founded in 2010 with a focus on nonprofit operations and philanthropic issues. Since then TSP consultants have been successful in leading both individuals and non-profit boards to recognize the benefits of rigorous governance, leadership and creative partnerships.

Our team has, collectively, over 70 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.  During this time, the scope and breadth of our involvement with organizations locally, nationally and internationally has enabled us to observe firsthand, inspiring successes but also the complex challenges and missed opportunities that diminished the sector’s efficacy.

TSP’s philosophy encompasses intentional governance practices, increased rigor of fiduciary oversight, greater accountability to the public and a concerted focus on the value and efficacy of programming. In this way, organizations can make significantly greater strides towards achieving their goals.

We believe a key to our success lies in keen observational analysis and our work with diverse demographics, which have enabled us to successfully deliver expertise and services in otherwise challenging circumstances.


Lisa Anne Thompson Taylor, CGT
CEO and Founder

For over 20 years, Lisa Anne has been at the vanguard of progressive philanthropy, a discipline focused on the development of innovative strategies and campaigns to promote social/environmental impact.

A leading strategist partnering with organizations, companies and individuals to improve the impact of their mission and philanthropic vision, Ms Thompson Taylor specializes in working with organizations that seek to use business strategies to achieve social goals. (more…)

Linda Snell, CGT, SPP
Senior Consultant – Governance and Strategic Planning

Linda Snell joined TSP in 2016 and brings exceptional expertise in leadership development, strategic planning and relationship marketing. In addition to being a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT), Linda is a certified Strategic Planning Professional (SPP).

Linda has designed, implemented and evaluated numerous programs in the areas of leadership, professional development, public relations, and in retail and foodservice marketing. (more…)

Nicole Hawkins
Senior Consultant | Sports Philanthropy & Communications

Nicole joined TSP in 2017 and brings exceptional depth and expertise to the team as an industry leader in sports philanthropy, with a focus on using sports to help others. In February of 2017, she was named Director of the George Washington University Sports Philanthropy Executive Certificate Program. This first-of-its-kind program is designed for professionals currently working in, as well as those interested in entering, the field of sports philanthropy.


Dawn Cacciotti, SPHR HCS SHRM-SCP
Senior Consultant – Human Resources and Organizational Culture

Dawn Cacciotti is a Senior Consultant for Taylor Strategic Partnerships specializing in human resources, with over 25 years of strategic HR experience.  As a human resources strategist, co-author of Cultivating Culture, and passionate speaker, Dawn is an advocate for the importance of strategic HR to the success of all organizations.


Kathy Wilson, MA
Senior Consultant - Leadership Coaching and Change Strategist

Kathy Wilson joined TSP in 2017.  For over ten years “Coach Kathy”, a former collegiate and professional basketball player and coach, has had the pleasure of working with clients from the fields of healthcare and collegiate and professional sports,  to government agencies, higher-learning institutions, and Fortune 100 and 500 companies sharing her unique  combination of on-court experience and off-court knowledge, speaking and delivering high-energy and  highly-engaging training and development solutions that have transformed the way people lead and function in workplace environments. (more…)

Miles Makdisi, MA
Consultant | Social Enterprise and Sports Philanthropy

Miles joined TSP as a consultant in 2017 bringing over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur and consultant in the field of Social Enterprise. Working at the intersection of private, public, and nonprofit sectors, Miles mobilizes sustainable social change through leveraging partnerships and design thinking. A developing thought leader in the arena of “sports for social good”, Miles believes in the measurable return that sport philanthropy and impact investment can provide for communities.