We drive power and resources to women, Black, brown and minoritized communities through consulting
Raised for organizations
Mission-driven organizations impacted so far
Redestributed To Communities of Color
Invested in increasing Black representation in the nonprofit Industry
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Marlissa Hudson has over ten years of successful collaborations in both the nonprofit and private sectors, including a niche in corporate engagement, major gift fundraising, and proposal development. With a background in grant writing, she has also secured funding for organizations ranging from early childhood education to overseas travel and performance opportunities. Marlissa graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in music and sociology and received her Master of Music from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Active in philanthropy, she is a member of the Women of Color Connecting Leadership Council.
Lynn English launched her consulting practice over twenty years ago in Washington, DC. She has also served as a fundraising executive for organizations including AARP Experience Corps, Center for Community Change, Latin American Youth Center, Year Up National Capital Region, and others. Lynn holds a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and a M.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. She serves on the Board of Directors for Safe Shores, the DC Children’s Advocacy Center and is Vice Chair of the Access to Integrative Medicine Institute. She is the co-author of Winning Grants, Step by Step, 5th Edition (Wiley Press, 2019).
FROM US TO YOU
Love, our racial justice framework, and a deep belief in the inherent abundance of our communities guide everything we do at English Hudson. Founded by Lynn English and Marlissa Hudson, English Hudson aligns resources with mission-driven organizations through strategies that come from and are executed by the communities they serve.
We do our work intentionally, sustainably, and always with the knowledge that our efforts solve multiple problems. We help raise money and bring other resources to supporting organizations that are on the front lines of creating social change. We’re working to change the face of philanthropic fundraising and ensure that more organizations of, for, and by the community have the resources they need to positively
impact their communities. We live our values by circulating our dollars within our community whenever possible through our hiring practices, and developing the next generation of fundraising activists by intentionally bringing people into the world of ethical consulting who have never done this before but are perfect for the job. And we are operating English Hudson to be as earth-friendly as possible.
these Four values drive our work
At English Hudson, justice means ensuring Black and Brown people play a significant role in redistributing resources into Black and Brown communities. There is a right way to do capitalism and we’ve been doing it for 20+ years.
At English Hudson, we believe in abundance—a world where everyone has what they need to thrive. In order to build that world, we prioritize growing and developing organizations to a place where they no longer need our services because they have learned how to sustain themselves.
At English Hudson, we optimize every aspect of our business to ensure we’re working sustainably, intentionally, and exceeding client expectations. Expect consistent and clear communication about your project and work that leads to real results for your organization.
At English Hudson, the health and wellness of our team comes first because we know that if we’re not taking care of ourselves, we can’t stay innovative and produce the custom strategies that get results for our clients and the communities they serve.
THANK YOU TO OUR
Raised on average per engagement
Of engagements led by POC
Children’s Dental Health Project
College Success Foundation
Community Foundation (Greater Washington)
Council of Great City Schools
DC Action for Children
DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative DEMOS
Economic Policy Institute
The Meyer Foundation
National Conference on Citizenship
Montgomery County Maryland
The Public Welfare Foundation
United Way National Capital Area
Year Up National Capital Region
AARP Experience Corps
Academy of Hope
Action Center on Race and the economy
African Freedom of Information Centre
Alliance for Citizenship
American Constitution Society
Americans for Financial Reform
Campaign for Youth Justice
Center for Community Change Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative
Equal Justice USA
Latin American Youth Center
Association of Black Foundation Executives
Insight Center for Economic Development
Partnership for Working Families
The Elizabeth Ministries
Washington Area Women’s Foundation
Faith in Action
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Progressive Life Center
Goodwill Industries International Human Rights Project for Girls
LETS CHANGE THE WORLD
BOOK A CONSULTATION
During this 30-minute meeting we’ll meet your team, learn about your goals, and propose high-level solutions to the challenges your organization is facing.
SIGN YOUR SOW
We’ll outline our engagement together complete with a timeline and budget. Suggest changes, or sign to kickoff your project.
MEET YOUR TEAM
We’ll introduce you to the talented team that will be working with you, and kickoff the project!