Our Founder & CEO
Dr. Rhonika Thomas
Rhonika Thomas, (Dr. Rho) is considered a pioneer in the nonprofit sector and created history as the CEO and Founder of the first National Nonprofit Minority Association and National Nonprofit Minority Foundation in the world. Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, her educational background is solid with the following degrees, BA, MA, and PhD. She is considered an expert in the field of nonprofit development and management.
She has spent years dedicating her time to learning about nonprofits. Her love and passion has taken her across the world coaching and developing future nonprofit leaders. Dr. Rho created Blacks in Nonprofits a Facebook networking community that has over 10,000 members. This community is open to African Americans all across the world and is growing rapidly. Her mission in life is helping others to reach their full potential and giving back to her community.
She believes in being a blessing to others. She established Nonprofit Newbies Consulting, LLC based out of St. Louis, MO and founded the Phenomenal I am Women's Conference series that provides encouragement, empowerment, and networking opportunities for women of all backgrounds. However her proudest accomplishment is becoming a proud and loving mother to three amazing children who she proudly declares are her reasons why she goes so hard in life.
NNMA unites nonprofit leaders to business owners of color who provide services to them nationally to create a network of support that leverages resources to build their communities.
NNMA’S vision is to build a diverse and elite sector of professionals of color globally, who unite to change the narrative of people of color in nonprofits for future generations.
Formed in 2020, The National Nonprofit Minority Association has grown to support nonprofit organizations and professionals around the world by providing resources, education and guidance for:
Our Core Values
Our Board Members
Dr. Omai Koffi
Dr. E Lance McCarthy
Dr. Rebakkah Johnson
Matthew R. Gilbert ESQ