Tykeysha “Ty” Boone, serves her community as a published author, speaker, coach and nonprofit success strategist. With more than 18 years of experience in academic and clinical research, community program planning, and nonprofit management and development, Ty has a reputation for helping people secure and sustain nonprofit status without the traditional headache or hassle, while equipping them with the tools necessary to increase their capacity for nonprofit success. Ty is a Certified Nonprofit Consultant, and holds formal degrees and training in psychology, public health, and community health education.
Ty’s work in the academic/research institution setting proved pivotal in helping to establish and sustain relationships between the university and its community partners. It was during this work that Ty observed the desire of community-based organizations to reap the benefits that came along with having major partners or securing substantial amounts of funding. However many of them either lacked the capacity or were not properly positioned to do so.
As a result of wanting to work more closely with the community, Ty became department director for a community-based AIDS service organization. Under her leadership, the organization reached new and improved levels of community outreach, further solidified relations with organizations such as the United Way, more successfully diversified funding efforts, and developed new partnerships and increased capacity, which resulted in millions in funding from federally recognized agencies including CDC and SAMHSA.