Monique Curry-Mims has over 15 years of business and leadership experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She is a consulting professional skilled in strategic planning, collective impact, community relations, fundraising, and capacity building. A Penn State MBA graduate who holds a BS in Digital Design from Philadelphia University and a MSEd from Walden University, Monique has an innovative approach to developing organizations and programs.
As Principal of Civic Capital Consulting, Monique oversees all business development and client implementation. Working with nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, government institutions and community organizations; she delivers innovative strategies that help organizations meet their mission and goals, education services that empower organizations and communities on solutions and access, and funding to help communities working on the ground and be part of the change they need.
To further this change, Monique is a steering committee member of Philadelphia Black Giving Circle, where she currently volunteers to grow and further the organization’s membership. She also serves as a Founding Board Member and Development Chair for Sunday Suppers, a Philadelphia based nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the health and wellbeing of families through the transformative power of family meals. Additionally, Monique serves as Founder and Convener of PHLanthropy Week, a week-long collection of events bridging funders, nonprofits, and the communities they serve with a goal to facilitate and promote collective impact and give voice to community and black-led organizations around capacity, collaborative and inclusive philanthropy, and equity and inclusion.
Prior to launching Civic Capital, Monique was the Director of Development for Steppingstone Scholars, where she was responsible for all development and communication activities across the organization including strategy, partnership development, implementation, grant writing, fundraising, cultivation of donors and events to support Steppingstone’s $2.1 million annual budget. Additionally, Monique was the Executive Director of AAID, an integrated arts-education nonprofit that provided free after school arts programming to underserved students and Philadelphia K-8 schools lacking art for 10 years. Furthermore, she has also worked for center city firms Bresslergroup, KlingStubbins (now Jacobs), and Daroff Design, Inc. where she worked to strategically increase client and revenue margins and expand communications efforts.