Alyssa Wright is an award-winning theatre artist, social impact strategist and philanthropic advisor. An accomplished consultant, Alyssa looks at movement building and the role it plays as both a philanthropic strategy and a tool for accelerating grassroots social change.
In 2009, Alyssa performed in an ensemble theatre production in Belgrade, Serbia that won an International Award for Artistic Courage with the play, Milosevic at the Hague. Inspired by the power of art as a tool for bringing about powerful social change, she began working within the global philanthropic movement, seeking to learn new methods to fund & fuel systems change for women and girls.
After a few years collaborating in communities such as Women Moving Millions and Resource Generation, Alyssa became a Co-Director at a firm called Raising Change, designing global philanthropic strategies for organizations such as Tostan, The Equal Pay Today! Campaign and ZanaAfrica.
In 2016, Alyssa launched her own firm, Wright Consulting, LLC, after graduating from Cornell University with a certification in Change Leadership. In addition to building grassroots movements and offering philanthropic services, Alyssa now offers succession planning services to organizations she advises. She is a sought after facilitator for those seeking to understand the Millennial Philanthropic Movement and her current workshops include Engaging Millennials to Raise Big Money and Understanding Millennials and the Rising Demand for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Alyssa is a blogger for Feminist Wednesday, where she runs a column called the Fierce Feminist Fundraiser. She is also a featured contributor to Levo League, where she writes to support Millennials as they carve out meaningful social impact careers. Alyssa is committed to inspiring and engaging the next great generation of philanthropy to place dignity and love at the forefront of all change making efforts. She believes there is nothing we can not accomplish together on this Earth if we unlock our gifts and become our bravest and most generous selves.