Founder + CEO
“ Joanne Sonenshine is Founder + CEO of Connective Impact and author of ChangeSeekers: Finding Your Path to Impact. ”
Joanne Sonenshine is Founder + CEO of Connective Impact, an advisory firm aiding organizations in strategic goal development, partnership strategy, fundraising diversification, and collective thinking in order to solve some of the most complex problems of our time. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Joanne is a trained development economist and has been living and working in the Washington, D.C. area since 2004. Her professional experiences have included working at the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Association, as a registered lobbyist advocating for more comprehensive environmental sustainability regulations, and as a program director for a large international NGO working on climate change, land use, and agriculture investments. Author of ChangeSeekers: Finding Your Path to Impact, Joanne lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two boys.