Nyhisha T. Gibbs, Manager of Volunteers, Dutchess Outreach

Ambitious leader; with extensive and progressive experience in community relations, fund development, program execution and team development; committed to delivering quality community service through building relations, motivating teams, and developing key coalitions with community leaders and local organizations; possesses excellent communication, organization and strategic planning ability.

As a Senior Manager and Notary Public at Dutchess Outreach, Nyhisha serves as the “Chief Operating Officer” as she vets, coordinates, and schedules over 1,000 volunteers annually to serve and support Dutchess Outreach’s programs. At Dutchess Outreach, volunteers are the heartbeat of the non-profit and are heavily relied upon. In addition to scheduling volunteers, Nyhisha serves as the Program Manager for programs that assist over 600 people monthly. Additionally, Nyhisha serves on several Dutchess Outreach Committees including Development, Fundraising and Volunteer Committees. Understanding the vital role of volunteers as it relates to donor relations, she has initiated and forge several long-standing relationships with volunteers who have become, and continue to be, donors to Dutchess Outreach. She is a native of East New York, Brooklyn, who resides in the Mid-HudsonValley.

Nyhisha attended North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC, where she earned her BA in Political Science. Additionally, she earned her Master of Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NYC). Recently, Nyhisha received a full scholarship to Adelphi University to pursue her Non-Profit Leadership Management certification. Nyhisha is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® She has served as the local Chapter president and various leadership roles in the local Chapter and in the Region. She has also received numerous awards and accolades. As a co- founder of On PAR (Partner Against Racism), an anti-racism grassroots organization, member of Lincoln University’s Board Council of Parents and Associate member of the Alumni Association of Lincoln University – NYC Metro Chapter, she believes “To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required.” Nyhisha is elated and excited to be seated among the distinguished cohort for Cause Effective Next Generation Program: Fundraising Activation for Rising Leaders of Color.

Email: nyhisha@dutchessoutreach.org

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