Malaika Cheney-Coker

Malaika Cheney-Coker

Malaika Cheney-Coker is the founder and principal of Ignited Word, a consulting firm dedicated to helping nonprofits increase their impact through creativity. She delights in the kaleidoscope of ideas that is creativity as well as the analytic thinking and research that partner with those ideas for effective social change. With experience in both the U.S. and international nonprofit arena, she works across a range of subject matter areas, including evaluation and organizational learning, thought leadership, coalition building, and organizational creativity.

Is Imagination a Luxury for Nonprofits?

Nonprofit staff need their imaginations. Nonprofit professionals tackle poverty, hunger, homelessness, environmental justice, etc. — problems that defy technical solutions. If the sector is to go beyond Band-Aid solutions, nonprofits need ample doses of creativity and innovation for finding new solutions.

3 Ways to Stand Out With Impact

With so many options from which donors can select, standing out through a stellar impact offering is imperative. So here are some tips for doing just that.