Joanne Sonenshine is Founder + CEO of Connective Impact, an advisory firm aiding organizations in partnership strategy and fundraising diversification to address social, environmental and economic development challenges through collaboration. Joanne is a trained development economist and has been living and working in the Washington, D.C. area since 2004. With a passion for partnership development, and experiences working with government agencies, large and small corporations, and nonprofits on sustainability strategy, social impact, partnership engagement and collaboration, Joanne has devoted her career to helping decision-makers, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs coalesce to create more formidable impact in their work. Author of Purposeful Profits: Inside Successful Businesses Making a Positive Impact, and, ChangeSeekers: Finding Your Path to Impact, Joanne documents how some of our most promising leaders take risks to truly make a difference and improve our planet. Joanne lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two sons.