An authentic engagement strategist, Tawanda has spent his career working with nonprofits, corporates and startups in Toronto focusing on strategy, sales, and relationship management. He is a graduate of CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellows program, one of North America’s top programs for rising leaders who are interested in urban issues and impacting change.
Currently, Tawanda works as a Corporate Engagement Manager with World Vision Canada where he is part of the team that is helping companies meet their business needs while empowering the most vulnerable children and communities around the world. Prior to joining World Vision Canada, Tawanda worked as a CSR Brand Manager for Do Some Good, where he helped lead the growth of their community engagement platform, a technology that helps companies boost their CSR brand and maximize social impact.
Prior to that Tawanda worked as a Corporate Engagement Manager with Imagine Canada where he provided oversight of the Caring Company Certification, the largest corporate community investment accreditation program in Canada. In this role, Tawanda worked and partnered with leading Canadian brands helping them design forward thinking community investment strategies while increasing these brands’ annual giving percentage to a minimum of 1% of their pre-tax profit.
Tawanda holds an MA in Sustainable Development from Staffordshire University, and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe. Born and raised in Marondera, Zimbabwe, Tawanda lives in Toronto, Canada.