Webinar: Fundraising 101 for African American Heritage Institutions











This webinar is the eighth installment of the nine-part Zoom webinar series, “Growing Our Griots Strengthening North Carolina’s Black Heritage-Keepers,” designed to offer guidance and strategies around numerous topics.

Interested in learning of fundraising opportunities for your institution? Come join us for a presentation from a leading professional on fundraising 101 for African American heritage institutions! 


Witnie Martinez is the Nonprofit Consultant and Chief Development Officer at Project Scientist. Her passion for helping non-profit organizations fulfill their missions comes from growing up within a low-income community and seeing the need for positive change. With more than 15 years of experience across all areas of the nonprofit sector, her consultancy work focuses on strategic revenue generation, integrated marketing and scaling impact. As a former teacher, Witnie believes that children and families in under-served communities, need to have access to quality and holistic educational experiences, along with the essential resources needed to break cycles of generational poverty. She holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, a B.A. in Theatre, and B.S in Health Sciences both from Florida International University; and a M.S. in Psychology and Ed.S in Leadership, both from Nova Southeastern University. After 17 years in Florida, Witnie now lives in the Charlotte Metropolitan area with her husband Ryan and two young children Brayden and Olivia.

"Growing Our Griots: Strengthening North Carolina's Black Heritage-Keepers" is supported in part by North Carolina Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. www.nchumanities.org