Founder + CEO
Joanne Sonenshine is a development economist with a passion for partnership development, and experiences supporting fundraising with government agencies, large and small corporations, and nonprofits. Passionate about societal change, Joanne has devoted her career to helping non-profit decision makers, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs partner for greater impact in their work by unlocking funds and developing strategies for program growth. Joanne is also author of Purposeful Profits: Inside Successful Businesses Making a Positive Global and ChangeSeekers: Finding Your Path to Impact. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and two sons.
Carrie brings more than twenty years’ experience working with small businesses and non-profits to promote resilient and thriving communities to Connective Impact. Most recently, she was Executive Director at City Fruit and co-founder and CEO at Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery, where she worked to improve access to good and fresh food inside of Seattle’s urban core. Prior to Stockbox, Carrie had more than a decade of experience in directing planning, marketing, and operations for non-profits, public organizations, and retail businesses including Second Use Building Materials, Seattle Public Schools, NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala) and more. Carrie was a Kiva Fellow in Tajikistan and an Echoing Green Fellow in social enterprise. She earned a double B.A. in International Relations and Latin America Area Studies from America University and an MBA from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio Graduate School).