Elizabeth Tilis



With over a decade of experience in philanthropy and media, Elizabeth loves finding ways to use the social Web to expand the reach of nonprofits, startups and foundations. Through her work at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Elizabeth enhanced the foundation’s digital presence by developing and introducing innovative social networking initiatives to maximize outreach.Previously, Elizabeth worked at The Overbrook Foundation, the Progressive Book Club, Fenton Communications and MediaChannel.org and has served as a consultant for Knight Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation and several startups. She has a master’s in media, culture and communication, a bachelor’s in politics and journalism and a certificate in grantmaking from New York University. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband and daughter.