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Hey there! I'm 


I'm  a nonprofit expert and founder of Nonprofitability, a boutique consulting firm equipping nonprofits with proven tools and practices that help create sustainable 6 and 7 figure organizations.


get to know me

(aka the professional bio)

Shantell J. Chambliss, PhD is an award-winning entrepreneur, business strategist, advocate and philanthropist. As an entrepreneur Shantell has developed an impressive business portfolio that includes ventures in healthcare, the nonprofit sector, consulting, retail, and cultural arts. A true student of organizational development Shantell has matched extensive education and training with over 18 years of experience as a coach and consultant to create methods that help businesses launch, grow, and maximize their profit.  


Shantell is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Nonprofitability, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in equipping nonprofits and faith-based organizations with proven tools and practices that promote sustainability. 


Always keeping community engagement and outreach at the forefront of her work, Shantell founded Dress for Success® Central Virginia, a Richmond, VA based affiliate of the international nonprofit organization that empowers omen to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Under her leadership, Dress for Success Central Virginia has served over 2500 women since 2012.

In 2016 Shantell and her husband Jesse experienced every expecting parents’ worst nightmare when their son, Jayden, was born 19 weeks prematurely. After Jayden's passing the couple went on an in-depth journey of healing and restoration while trying to conceive their "rainbow" baby.

In 2019 Shantell launched This End of the Rainbow, an infertility and infant loss community for women of color in an effort to share resources, hope, and help for other mothers of color that have experienced primary, secondary, or unexplained infertility and those that are desperately chasing their rainbow.

Shantell currently sits on the Board of Directors for Children Incorporated where she is the Vice President and serves a fellow to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Division of Community Engagement where she is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business. 


For her business acumen and nonprofit work Shantell has been recognized by countless organizations including the National Association of Women Business Owners, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Yahoo! Women Who Shine, and Style Weekly Magazine (2012 Top 40 Under 40 Award Recipient). 


Shantell received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, her Master of Business Administration from Strayer University, and her PhD in Organizational Management from Capella University all with specializations in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. She is also a graduate of Nonprofit Learning Point’s Emerging Nonprofit Leaders program and holds a Certificate in Fund Development from the University of Richmond. 


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Dr. Shantell

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Accolades and

National Association of Women Business Owners Women of Excellence - Community Leader of the year

Allen & Allen Hometown Hero

Richmond Times Dispatch Person of the Year Honoree





Style Weekly Top 40 under 40

Virginia Commonwealth University ASPIRE Community Fellow


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