Niya Shenell Hamilton is the Founder & Principal of Niya Hamilton Consultancy LLC, providing advisory and consultative services to help individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations explore, manage and grow their brand with viable and sustainable business solutions. She is the content creator of Hamilton Luxe, blog; Money Matters 2020, online course; Evening Joe and currently Grace & Gratitude — a social media live series discussing nonprofit and entrepreneurial leadership.

Since 1998, Niya has worked in both the public sector for local federal health agencies, educational institutions, and transportation; and in the private sector for professional services, insurance, and tourism. She’s currently a Finance & Accounting consultant of Robert Half International, a global human resources firm. As a business consultant, she brings 20+ years of corporate and charitable experience from Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; the Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; Ernst & Young LLP; and Independence Blue Cross performing front and back office operations, marketing, business and financial analysis.

Her vision is to leave the world a better place by educating individuals and businesses with succinct strategies to positively impact and better serve their clients. In the last six years her work in grants management as a former Budget Analyst & Grants Manager for the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health and Philadelphia FIGHT cultivated her passion for assisting nonprofits with programmatic and funding initiatives. She attained substantial nonprofit knowledge and proficiency in grants management, program goals and objectives by working closely with executive leadership, program managers, and funders. Her understanding and adherence to contracts and administrative guidelines and reporting are where her strengths lie in attention to detail. As a former Board Chair of Urbanstead Francisville Farm, she understands the responsibility of compliance, resourcefulness, and creating processes and frameworks that supports viability, projects and initiatives. It is with this knowledge she is able to navigate her clients in the board vetting process, best practices, diversity and inclusion efforts, and creating strategic partnerships. Her belief is by focusing on these critical areas organizations can optimize services, diversify funding and revenue streams to improve fiscal health, and successfully execute goals and objectives.

Ms. Hamilton is a mother and proud HBCU alumna of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration; and received her MBA in 2015 from Keller Graduate School of Management in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), and a Standards for Excellence PA Licensed Consultant. In her free time she volunteers supporting public programs with financial literacy, personal development, and career strategy.  She’s a native and current resident of North Philadelphia. She enjoys time with her family and loved ones who inspire and motivate her daily.

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