Development Guild DDI is pleased to announce that Carlisa Brown will be joining The Salvation Army, Massachusetts Division as their Chief Advancement Officer. In this role, Carlisa will provide strategic direction to a highly dedicated team of professionals in the following areas: Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Volunteers, Grants and Marketing & Communications. Carlisa will lead The Salvation Army’s winning team of 13 development and communication professionals currently raising approximately $21.5M annually, serve as a critical member of the Executive team, and report into the Divisional Commander, Major David B. Davis and General Secretary, Major Gregory Hartshorn.
Carlisa brings significant experience in all major areas of fundraising and strategic and program management. Most recently, she has held the position of Director of Advancement at The Chestnut Hill School (CHS) in Chestnut Hill, MA. where she developed and implemented fundraising strategies that significantly elevated revenue growth and increased participation from all constituent groups. Carlisa also oversaw and managed the creative process of brand development for CHS. Prior to The Chestnut Hill School, Carlisa was a key member of Boston College Office of University Advancement major gifts team responsible for managing and soliciting a portfolio of six and seven figure donors. She worked across multiple divisions and regularly collaborated with senior leadership. In addition, Carlisa brings over twelve years of professional experience in advertising, marketing and public relations in the for-profit sector.
For the last 150 years, TSA has devoted itself to seeing those who are hurting and taking care of them. TSA’s dedicated team gets to know the people they serve and take a holistic approach to improving the quality of their lives. They take a highly customized approach, stepping into each community and evaluating needs and building services and programs to address these needs. The full-range of services and programs offered embodies the TSA’s belief that:
There is no reward equal to doing the most good to the most people in the most need.