Witnie A. Martinez is the Founder & CEO of Absolute Impact Consulting—a social impact advisory firm that helps nonprofits maximize their impact through expert consultation and professional development opportunities led by industry experts. Witnie thrives at the intersection of education, philanthropy, and leadership.
For over a decade, her career has focused on expanding & diversifying revenue streams, increasing organizational impact, building systems and driving brand awareness for nonprofits across the country. Martinez has helped organizations generate revenue for multi-million dollar annual budgets and campaigns alike. Through these experiences, she saw a need to shift how philanthropic and educational resources are distributed throughout the nonprofit ecosystem. To be a part of the solution—Witnie launched Absolute Impact Consulting. She speaks about and leads a variety of professional development opportunities focused on increasing effectiveness for organizations, teams and individuals.
Her passion for helping others through her work comes from growing up in low-income communities and realizing the need for access to basic resources that can bring about transformational change in people’s lives. As a former teacher, Martinez believes that children in under-resourced communities—particularly Black children—need equitable access to quality and holistic educational experiences, to break systemic cycles of generational poverty.
Martinez was born in Haiti and is a first generation college graduate. She holds an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and a M.S. in Psychology—both from Nova Southeastern University; a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University; a B.A. in Theatre and a B.S in Health Sciences both from Florida International University. Martinez lives in the Charlotte Metropolitan area with her husband and two young children. Her values of faith, family and integrity keep her grounded.