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Maureen Carlson

Co-Founder/Chief Innovation Officer

With two decades of corporate CSR, nonprofit executive management and agency leadership experience, Maureen is a veteran in the nonprofit corporate alliance space.

Maureen has created best practices in identifying, securing and maximizing corporate alliance partnerships that have ignited more than $50 million in incremental fundraising and billions of branding impressions for her nonprofit clients. Her experience working on some of the most prolific and innovative cause/corporate partnerships in the marketplace gives her invaluable experiences into the nuances of propelling corporate alliance success. Her work has helped create and shape successful cause/corporate alliance programs for organizations like the American Heart Association, Make-A-Wish, LIVESTRONG, Staples, Kellogg’s and McDonald’s. Since 2016, she has been working directly with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals creating transformational strategies as they integrate and grow more than $275 million raised through corporate partnerships, signature direct-to-consumer campaigns and peer-to-peer events.

Maureen is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of corporate alliances, peer-to-peer strategies, successful selling and more. Her work has been seen in Forbes, The NonProfit Times and Huffington Post and in the recently-released book, Nonprofit Selling 101.