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Kim McCall

Lecturer, Nonprofit Management; Head of US and Managing Director, Yamba Malawi

Kim McCall is a passionate nonprofit leader with over 25 years of experience scaling impact, growing revenue, innovating programs, developing teams, and building equity. She serves as a Lecturer at Columbia University's M.S. Nonprofit Management program.

McCall is currently the Head of the US for Yamba Malawi, a groundbreaking organization dedicated to ending childhood poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. In her role, she has implemented transformative initiatives, such as decolonizing leadership, doubling the program's reach, and amplifying fundraising and marketing efforts.

As the founder and CEO of her namesake consultancy, McCall partners with organizations to diversify funding strategies and sources, elevate brand equity and lifelong affinity, manage remote teams and work, create inclusive cultures and boards, and expand programs and systems with technology.

Her diverse clientele includes human rights advocate Save the Children, youth sports coach New Heights, mental health innovator Singula Institute, domestic violence intervenor Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, kids soccer program Kick4Life, human trafficking preventer United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, cancer services connector Breast Treatment Task Force, environmental steward Save the Sound, media literacy educator Arts Engine, homeless outreach coordinator Street Works, frontline worker supporter Relief with Love, and autism research investor Spirits Up, among others.

Driven by her commitment to closing the opportunity gap in America and empowering intergenerational economic mobility, McCall recently founded the nonprofit Juice Box Project, which focuses on youth entrepreneurship. She also serves as a city council-appointed member of Manhattan Community Board Five.

McCall has a successful track record of leading organizations to growth and impact. As the former CEO of Kesem, she spearheaded a 50% network increase to 131 university chapters. During her tenure as Executive Director at Playworks, she championed a 10x impact expansion to 250 schools. And at Happy Hearts Fund, she drove a staggering 500% revenue growth in nine countries as Chief Developer. Her early career is marked by fund and brand-raising successes at Coalition for the Homeless, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, American Heart Association, and American Cancer Society.

McCall holds a Master of Public Policy with an emphasis in nonprofit management from Georgetown University and is pursuing her Ph.D. in global leadership and change at Pepperdine University.


MPP -- Georgetown University

Ph.D. candidate -- Pepperdine University