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Members

Mackenzie Ryan Walters
PRESIDENT
Marketing Strategy & Websites

StoryStruck Marketing

www.storystruckmarketing.com

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Mackenzie Ryan Walters believes every organization has a unique story to tell – about the people, purpose, and passion that unite to make our community better. A national award-winning journalist, Mackenzie now guides nonprofits and businesses on how to market their story to drive results. Her team researches and recommends marketing and public relations strategy, builds websites, creates marketing collateral and crafts SEO-friendly strategies that tell your story for social media, email, digital, and print distribution.

Mia Ellis
VICE PRESIDENT

Executive Coaching

Amplify Leaders

www.amplifyleaders.com

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Mia Ellis is an Executive Coach for purpose-driven organizations and leaders across the United States and internationally. She is passionate about helping leaders and organizations unlock potential and amplify impact. Mia holds a BA in Communications from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an Advanced Coaching Certificate from the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Since 1999, she has provided support to purpose-driven leaders and organizations as a nonprofit Executive Director, board chair, public speaker, outdoor educator, and facilitator. She lives in Ankeny, Iowa with her husband and three daughters.

Andy Haning-Brown

SECRETARY
Business & Operations Consulting

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Andy Haning-Brown has more than twenty years of proven experience as a dynamic leader in positions across multiple disciplines, including human resources, corporate communications, and technology solutions. Andy co-founded Canary Consulting Group in 2019. An entrepreneur at heart, Andy enjoys helping non-profits and small businesses resolve pain points related to their growth through strategy, process improvement, and organizational design. Andy is a passionate communicator with a strong desire to leave things better than he found them.

Stephanie Majeran
TREASURER

Data & Research

Well Run Results

www.wellrunresults.com

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Stephanie Majeran is the owner of WellRun Results, LLC, where she empowers small businesses and non-profit organizations to overcome challenges in order to make better and more profitable decisions. She has over fifteen years of experience across a broad range of industries, including higher education and both global and local professional services firms. Her services include creating surveys/assessments, performing market research, evaluating data procedures, interpreting and analyzing datasets, and utilizing data to plan and forecast.

Ariane Sundean

Graphic Design

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Ariane Sundean is a Visual Communications and Graphic Design Specialist with extensive experience in print design and branding. Ariane works with organizations who have big ideas but limited resources, helping them to produce creative visuals that boost engagement with their cause. She guides her clients through the design process from concept to delivery, offering graphic design, art direction, project management, and various other services. Ariane’s award-winning work has appeared in dozens of niche publications from business to lifestyle.

Sarah Ennis

Leadership & Staff Training

SparkPoint, Inc.

www.sparkpt.com

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Sarah Ennis is a Leadership Development Consultant who works with leaders and organizations to build leadership competencies, improve team and organizational dynamics, and create healthy workplace cultures. She holds a Master’s Degree from Drake University, and since 2001 has worked with thousands of people across the country to develop leadership and communication skills. She supports nonprofits with customized leadership training, competencies and on-boarding, organizational teaming and communication practices, and tools that minimize workplace dysfunction and develop high-performing teams.

Lisa Grefe
Financial Advisor

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Black Mammoth

www.blackmammoth.com

Eric Heininger
Capital Campaigns & Feasibility Studies

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Eric helps non-profits reach their most aspiration goals through capital campaigns and feasibility studies that are founded in data and a clear roadmap. He has worked across the country on studies and campaigns as large as $200 million and currently focuses his efforts in Central Iowa. He earned his MBA from the University of Iowa and a BSE from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), one of two AFP Master Trainers in the state of Iowa, and was recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as part of their 40 Under 40 in 2019.

EDEN+ Fundraising Consulting

www.edenplus.org

Jodi Rhone

Business & Operations Consulting

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Jodi Rhone has more than twenty years of experience in strategy development, organizational design, service delivery, process improvement, and business architecture and analysis. She co-founded Canary Consulting Group in 2019 with a focus on helping non-profits and small businesses grow and operate more effectively. A natural problem-solver and analytic thinker, Jodi enjoys coaching executives and leadership teams, helping them define and communicate priorities to their teams, maintain focus, and accomplish more together.