Lisa Anne Thompson Taylor, CGT


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.

As the Founder and CEO of Taylor Strategic Partnerships (Washington, DC and Chicago, IL), Lisa Anne is the chief architect of TSP’S Philanthropic Value Proposition and Reverse Logic Model Frameworks which are becoming recognized as essential tools in the philanthropic community. Lisa Annd has advised nonprofit and for-profit board leadership, professional athletes, philanthropists, and corporate and foundation executives on the development and execution of organizational vision and exceptional governance strategy. Through her work she has developed a reputation for innovation, integrity and the highest standards of customer service.

Prior to founding TSP, Lisa Anne spent 15 years in the field working with nonprofits to raise funds, recruit board members or trustees and build corporate partnerships. She served as regional director of development for the National Kidney Foundation; associate director of alumni relations at development for the University of Maryland (College of Behavioral and Social Sciences), and; director of public affairs and fundraising at Days End Farm Horse Rescue.  Lisa Anne also holds the coveted Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) designation from BoardSource, which is awarded to a select group of expert trainers certified to deliver BoardSource’s signature nonprofit governance trainings. She also holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education from BoardSource.

A native of University Park, Maryland, Lisa Anne is a devoted lover of animals and nature. She is also an accomplished classical flautist.