Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, is continuing its forward momentum into its next generation of growth and development with the addition of Coco Black, who recently joined the organization as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Cause Marketing, a new role within the organization.
Through this role Coco will help Feed the Children continue to build awareness of the organization’s valuable role in the Non-Government Organization (NGO) sector as well as continue to provide food and resources for children and their families around the globe.
Coco brings over 15 years of expertise in resource development and an impressive track record of building transformative partnerships. With a passion for mission-driven work Coco is adept at managing complex partnerships, transforming fundraising strategies, and deepening corporate engagement to drive impact. She is an accomplished leader dedicated to driving positive change in the world.
Coco will be responsible for the creation, management and execution of a high impact fund development plan for Corporate Partnerships . She joins Feed the Children from Habitat for Humanity International where she served as Director, Cause Marketing & Workplace Giving. Prior to her role at Habitat for Humanity Coco held several program and development positions at Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
A native of Indiana, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations from Franklin College in Indiana. Coco currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to her vast experience in corporate partnerships and cause marketing, she brings a wealth of relational fundraising experience, as well as leading innovation, strategy, program delivery and process improvements that drive organizational growth and impact. Coco is passionate about working with donors and her team to achieve meaningful outcomes. She looks forward to strategically growing the impact of Feed the Children.
“We are excited to welcome Coco to the Feed the Children team,” said Colleen Ridenhour, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer at Feed the Children. “Coco brings a wealth of experience that will continue to advance our strategy and lead us to have greater impact in supporting the families we serve. Her expertise will be vital to our mission of reducing childhood hunger.”