Kimberly Otis has held leadership positions with private foundations, non-profits, associations, and women’s organizations for over two decades. For the past five years, she is a consultant for philanthropy and social change for many clients, including since 2008 as senior advisor to the Center for Partnership Studies where she directs its Caring Economy Campaign. Previously, Kim was part-time Executive Director of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, a coalition representing 230 member organizations. Otis has held leadership positions as President & CEO of Women & Philanthropy, Executive Director of the Rauch Foundation, and for nearly ten years, as the founding Executive Director of The Sister Fund.
During the challenging aftermath of September 11, 2001, Kim was Chair of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, and she is former Co-Chair of the Affinity Group Network of the Council on Foundations. She is on the Board of Directors of True Child, and is a former Board member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women's Funding Network, which bestowed her with the “Changing the Face of Philanthropy” award in 2001. She has published chapters in two books, Women, Philanthropy, and Social Change, (Tufts University Press, 2005), and The Transformative Power of Women's Philanthropy, (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2006). She has authored other reports and articles, and has had speaking engagements at many conferences, universities, the National Press Club, and on Capitol Hill. Ms. Otis holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Arts with honors and distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University.