Marisa L.R. Prince is Co-Founder and Chief Innovation & Development Officer of more.BOSTON. After years spent in the non-profit, legal and entertainment worlds, Prince is passionate about utilizing leadership experience in fundraising, research, strategic planning and communications to effectively impact organizations. Highlights of over fifteen years of work include publishing in the Boston Business Journal, writing/directing/producing a short film submitted in consideration for a 2014 Academy Award, and in 2016, bringing in a record $338,307 in grant income and unrestricted revenue for a small Boston nonprofit. In that same one year period, she brought in an additional $200,000 in commitments from brand new corporate, foundation and government sponsors for a groundbreaking community initiative. In addition to earning a B.A. in Sociology from Spelman College and a JD from Boston College Law School, Prince is also a proud graduate of the Los Angeles Film School’s Immersion Producing Program.
Charmane Higgins is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of more.BOSTON. Higgins has more than twenty years of senior leadership experience within the nonprofit sector; and for the last thirteen years, she served as the Executive Director of STRIVE Boston, a workforce development agency. Since 2014, she also served as Vice President of Employment & Vocational Services for Justice Resource Institute, Inc. For the last nine years, Higgins has served on the Practice Seminar Faculty at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, a program created to equip nonprofit executives and middle managers with the skills needed to address critical issues affecting their own organizations and the nonprofit sector as a whole. Higgins serves on the boards of the American Civil Liberty Union of Massachusetts; the Massachusetts Non-Profit Network and is the chairperson of the Boston Latin School Alumni Association. Higgins holds an MBA from Simmons School of Management, an MA in Latin from the University of Texas, Austin and a BA in Classical Civilization from Wellesley College.