Keratiloe Mogotsi, Ph.D.

Joined Chatham: August 2023


Sustainable development and philanthropy; Non-Profit Management - social entrepreneurship and social innovation; Entrepreneurship - fundraising and resource mobilization; Non-Profit Management - Corporate social investing and responsibility; Business - Participatory Grant making; Philanthropy and Non-Profits.


My focus areas include philanthropy, sustainable development, venture philanthropy and impact investing. I have a great passion for training, empowerment and mentoring. I thrive on experiential learning and kindle greatness in my students and clients to achieve and be all that they can be. I love good story telling thus thrive on great books and telling stories. I value my family greatly and enjoy travelling and spending time with my husband and daughter.


Dr Keratiloe Mogotsi is a Pan Africanist, pracademic, researcher, lean innovation coach, project management professional and associate African Philanthropy academic. Keratiloe is currently an Assistant Professor, coach, advisor and mentor at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, USA. She has vast experience in corporate, government and the non-profit sector. She is a certified project management professional with the PMI Institute and lean six sigma coach. She is a registered member of ARNOVA (association for research in nonprofit organizations and voluntary action); ISTR (International society for third sector research) and IPASA (Independent philanthropy association of South Africa). She has led philanthropic projects as the President of the Women in Nielsen's CSI initiative, African heritage programme lead for MINDS (Mandela Institute for Development Studies) and Nielsen Cares programme in Africa. She teaches and provides advisory services for non-profits. Her research areas include sustainable development, disaster philanthropy in Africa, venture philanthropy, African philanthropy, lean and agile management in non-profits and philanthro-capitalism in Africa. She is passionate about education and “kindling” greatness in people, a passionate educator and coach committed to excel in everything that she does.

  • B Com Honors (Summa Cum Laude), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009
  • BA Honors, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2017
  • Masters in Commerce. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012
  • Ph.D University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2021
  • Project Management Certificate, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2014
  • Teaching Certificate, Harvard BOK teaching and learning (Online), 2023