Alumnae Profiles: Denise Blake, C'1988
Denise Blake has extensive experience in many facets of nonprofit management including: resource development; marketing; events management; planning and evaluation; program development; and accounting and finance. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia State University.
WINGS for kids – a nonprofit program that offers a Social Emotional Learning curriculum in an after-school setting – recently announced the addition of Denise Blake as Executive Director of its Atlanta Region. In this role, Blake will lead resource development and community outreach efforts, as well as contribute to administration and evaluation needs.
“I was initially drawn to WINGS because of its unique program delivery, strong organizational culture and its commitment to professional evaluation to verify its programmatic outcomes,” says Blake. “This is an incredible program, and I am excited to help build on its vision.”
Blake has held a variety of key positions in nonprofit, corporate and governmental management. She previously served as a nonprofit consultant where she assisted clients with board governance issues, fundraising strategies, and training and leadership development. Blake has also held leadership positions for a number of organizations, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the FaithFactor Program at the Interdenominational Theological Center. In addition, Blake served as Senior Project Director for Outreach Extensions – a media outreach company – and managed the charitable foundation for former Atlanta Falcons’ defensive tackle Rod Coleman.