Susanne joins Mission Partners with a background defined by a more than 15 year career in corporate social responsibility. Susanne’s experience includes directing key community relations programs for the Fannie Mae Foundation and Corporation, having responsibility for the Help the Homeless grants program and walkathon, the WAVE employee volunteer program, and the Housin’ 2000 commitment to America’s Promise. She also held primary responsibility for the Foundation’s community service grant making. Prior to her work at the Fannie Mae Foundation, Susanne was a member of the Corporate Community Service team at The Points of Light Foundation, where she supported clients nationwide in the development and management of CSR and employee volunteer programs. There, she assisted in the creation of the Principles of Excellence, a strategic guide for companies and nonprofit organizations interested in creating strategic community relations programs. With a strong background in communications, training, project and event management, and grant making, Susanne will draw on her experience working in both the for profit and nonprofit sectors, in helping partners create, strengthen, and sustain community service and corporate social responsibility programs. Susanne is a graduate of Denison University, the mother of three young children, and an active volunteer.
What Clients Are Saying
“With Mission Partners, I feel like I am part of the team, and they’re definitely part of mine. I get to learn from them every day, and they appreciate learning from me in order to do their job well. Really, I feel like I am part of a family.”
“Carrie has a great sense for how to teach people. She doesn’t stop at developing messaging, but she shows people how to use it.”
“Carrie and Carolyn are a brilliant match. They bring their respective strengths together for good and the marrying of their two skill sets under one roof allows for a truly unique perspective.”
“Mission Partners has a certain stick-to-itiveness that I really appreciate. Keeping us on track, getting what you need, holding us accountable. It’s not easy to do, but Mission Partners does this flawlessly.”
“Mission Partners employs a degree of thoughtfulness and intellectual investment that exceeds my typical experience with other consultants.”
“Carolyn and her team were fantastic. Mission Partners has a wealth of knowledge around corporate social responsibility, best practices for companies working with non-profits, and for banks, especially, around the Community Reinvestment Act. In addition, they had great ideas for creating and rolling out volunteer and board service programs that we can efficiently implement. We would definitely recommend working with Mission Partners!”
“Together, Carrie and Carolyn bring a powerful combination of disciplined expertise and creative problem-solving to any organization seeking to achieve its full potential.”
“Mission Partners has been an amazing partner… great listeners and brilliant strategists. They took the time to get to know our programs and our strategic objectives, and they created opportunities for us that perfectly fit with our goals and that we never could have made happen on our own. Carrie and her team are geniuses at leveraging modest investments for maximum returns. They are among the most genuine, friendly, and conscientious professionals we’ve worked with in our twenty-two year existence.”
“It was refreshing to watch how you were able to take all of our ideas, and organize them into a unified vision. When Mission Partners [was recommend to] me, frankly I didn’t know what to expect…. But after seeing you guys in action, we would be lost without you.”
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