Vice President of Leadership Impact
For more than twenty-five years Anthony Tansimore has been a senior leader in the nonprofit sector. In his various public and social sector roles he supported collaborative efforts among nonprofits and leadership development for management teams. Throughout his career Anthony has focused on assisting individual leaders and teams in becoming more effective in their own work.
As Chief Financial Officer of MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), Anthony worked closely with the staff to streamline expenses and grant compliance. As Chief Operating Officer of The San Francisco Foundation, Anthony led a diverse program team to leverage grant funding with investments from other foundations and individual philanthropists to create larger impact in communities throughout the Bay area.
“We’re living in such an incredibly dynamic time, and people who possess big ideas to conquer the world’s problems are increasingly forming nonprofits and collaboratives to tackle tough issues. I’m passionate about working with these leaders to help them realize their dreams.”
Additionally, Anthony has extensive experience in organizational restructures. At the Fannie Mae Foundation, he was a member of the leadership team that restructured the foundation from a corporate community relations department to the largest independent foundation dedicated to housing and community development. Anthony has extensive experience working with boards, as an executive search consultant. Most recently he was a Partner at The Bridgespan Group, where he led CEO searches for a number of national organizations. He also advised fellow Partners and their clients on management issues, including board roles and responsibilities, restructuring of programs and management teams, and financing for growth. In identifying and onboarding new leaders, he has assessed and advised boards on their responsibilities as stewards and leaders of organizations.
Anthony holds a JD from Wake Forest University School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Colorado College. Anthony has served on a number of nonprofit boards, and was Board Governance Chair and Board Chair of the National 4-H Council.