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We help open the door to new funding

Since 2014, Connective Impact has been the go-to resource provider for international nonprofits, businesses, and funders seeking inroads to new and diverse partners and collaborators. Building a comprehensive membership network, we use the power of intelligence to build connection and impact.

Welcome to Connective Impact. 

Connective Impact provides you the connections resources, and intelligence you need to make an impact.


  • Empathy to fuel human-to-human connections.
  • Equity since we are all just people trying to make the world a better place.
  • Using our influence to promote our member’s work and create easier, more equitable access to


​As our planet approaches its limits of water availability, food production, climate change and population growth, urgent action to improve how we collaborate with limited resources, and advance economically is critical. We believe in the power of relationship building and partnership to make fundraising simple, and change possible.

Our Founder’s Story

There was no turning back for me after October 25, 2013. I had made a promise to myself after the terror attacks of 9/11 that I would devote my work to making the world a better place, at all costs, and with the skills and abilities I possessed.

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Joanne Sonenshine

Founder + CEO


Carrie Ferrence



Shelly Helgeson

Chief Strategy Officer


Lara Berry

Director, Membership


Jinene Thompson

Manager, Membership


Laleh Hassibi

Marketing Lead