Renea J. Pierre

Renea J. Pierre serves leaders within non-profits as a philanthropic strategist, advisor, and coach through her firm, The Art of Philanthropy. Renea is a results-driven professional with over two decades of demonstrated success in strategy, business development, process redesign, event production, operations, and analytics. An accomplished Executive Leader with a track record of delivering exceptional results across diverse sectors, Renea has a wealth of experience in driving business growth and delivering impact. Her firm leverages best practices, innovative approaches, and contemporary resources to help organizations and individuals meet their goals and objectives.

Renea has honed her skills at consulting firms such as Deloitte, BDO, and SC&H, where she led and advised teams comprised of CXO and ELT leaders. She was responsible for facilitating discussions and negotiating with state, regional, and local leaders across the United States to acquire the premier real estate and incentive proposals for site locations for each of her clients. Renea was also accountable for the data, metrics, and executive briefs that ultimately informed the feasibility of the project location. Consistently delivering excellence, she received a monetary award for client service during her tenure at Deloitte.

As the Chief Engagement Officer at Usher’s New Look (UNL), Renea worked closely with the President & CEO, and Board of Directors to elevate the organization’s mission and vision. With a focus on establishing, managing, and executing the development strategy in conjunction with the existing strategic plan, Renea curated exclusive donor events, cultivated new donor relationships, and reignited the donor-giving societies. She also initiated the publication of the organization’s first annual Impact Report, established additional revenue streams, and developed a formal strategic plan with development and marketing teams to amplify UNL’s engagement and impact externally.

Renea served as the IT Senior Management Forum’s (ITSMF) Vice President, Development & Partner Engagement where she led development-related activities that supported the organization’s programmatic and business objectives. She created multi-year partnerships and established the ITSMF Foundation raising over 250K to seed the foundation to provide scholarships for underrepresented students in STEM. Renea also increased partnerships by 10% annually and positioned the organization for $3M in revenues from the 500K position upon stepping into the role.

Certified in fundraising management, Renea has become adept in aligning non-profits’ messaging to the business objections of an organization to maximize partnership opportunities and outcomes. She and her associates focus on retaining existing relationships with existing donor bases and curating new relationships to further the impact of an organization’s vision and mission. Renea has facilitated roundtables and workshops on strategy and development and has coached Emerging CXO leaders on how to maximize their individual talents and teams to achieve their desired results. She has also been instrumental in helping organizations and individuals reach unprecedented financial and programmatic milestones.

Renea is also personally committed to philanthropy and community through board service and engagement on community committees. She is a graduate of the Volunteer Involvement Program through United Way and has served on several boards including the Ambassadors Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the ITSMF Foundation, STEM Atlanta Women, and Positive Growth. She currently serves on the Board for Black Wealth Summit and Advisory Board for STEM Atlanta Women’s ELT.

Renea holds a bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems, is a graduate of both the Executive and Emerge Academies from the IT Senior Management Forum, and also holds a certification in Fundraising Management from the Lily School of Philanthropy. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Notre’ Internationale community, and a C-Level member of CHIEF. Self-awareness, innovation, and service inform her approach to each opportunity presented to Renea and she is passionate about helping individuals and organizations excel in their endeavors.