Sonya Shields

Sonya Shields

Cause Effective, Getting Out Staying Out

Sonya Shields (she/her) is a development, marketing and communications nonprofit executive with over 25 years experience raising funds and building the visibility of progressive organizations. Currently Sonya works as a Senior Associate with Cause Effective where she takes on consulting projects, trainings, coaching and workshops within the nonprofit sector.

She has helped develop and oversees the groups new initiative—Cause Effective Fellows Program: Advancing Leaders of Color in Fundraising. Sonya also has her own consulting business, Shields Consulting, and has worked with dozens of nonprofits throughout the TriState area and in Washington, DC. Sonya also serves on the Advisory Council of the Gender & Family Project, Nonprofit New York’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards Committee and the Lead the Way Faculty with the Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest at the New York Women’s Foundation.

She received a B.A. in Public Relations from Howard University in Washington, DC and lives in Brooklyn, New York.