Social Entrepreneur. Results-driven management specialist.
Idealism must be functional. Elizabeth Stephens discovered this first-hand in Peace Corps, adapting her journalism background at the grassroots level to educate local farmers on best agricultural practices.
Elizabeth soon honed this functional idealism by applying her Masters in Public and International Affairs (MPIA) to design and oversee international development assistance projects for USAID in Central and South America over the course of a decade.
She eventually brought her hands-on expertise back to the States, where her work with one hundred Pittsburgh-based non-profits drove transparency, accountability, and Social ROI. Having worked across the public, nonprofit and private sectors, Elizabeth brings over 25 years of program management expertise to create and sustain high-impact social ventures.
Elizabeth mentors individuals, nonprofits and socially-focused companies to best manage their resources and amplify positive social impact.
Who does that include?
Successful leaders and organizations who seek to perform at a higher level, to leverage their resources, and to message their social impact.
Organizations wanting to build consensus among board and staff on strategic priorities, to expand their networks, or to prepare for a leadership transition
Nonprofits leaders wanting to analyze and compare program opportunities to better allocate limited resources or to institutionalize best practices
Donors that seek to assess the potential of philanthropic ventures or who want to track and assess the social impact of their grants
Lenders who want to track and assess the social ROI of their investments and build capacity within the nonprofits they are funding.