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Providing Strategy & Structure for Social Change Ecosystems

About

About CBS

Win the Midwest Conference

Community Building Strategies supports organizations working to strengthen democracy, advance social, racial, and economic justice, and build healthy communities.

Our work focuses at the state level where community, faith, and worker organizations work with everyday people to bring about change.

Work

Our Work

Donor & Philanthropic Advising

CBS works with local, regional, and national foundations and private donors to accelerate organizing and support direct investments into the development of grassroots leaders.

Project Development & Support

CBS incubates and manages a wide range of projects including Win the Midwest, the State Power Training & Capacity Hub, and the State Power Accelerator.

Research & Analysis

CBS thought leaders provide in-depth analysis on paths to progressive governance, the means of production of politics, and approaches to state-based power building.

Operations Consulting

CBS pioneers multi-entity approaches to social change and is a national leader in the development of back-end operations for state-level social change ecosystems.

Donor & Philanthropic Advising
Project Development & Support
Research & Analysis
Operations Consulting
Team

Our Team

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Kirk Noden

Senior Strategist

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Doran Schrantz

Senior Strategist

Prentiss Haney

Prentiss Haney

Senior Strategist

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Laura Flynn

Win the Midwest Consultant

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Crystal Zermeno

State Power Accelerator Consultant

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Julie Scarsella

Chief Operating Officer

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Justine Latiano

Chief Financial Officer

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Heather Calhoun

Senior Project Manager

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Christine Papa

Legal Counsel

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Marissa Klimenko

Director of Operations

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Lauren Muir

Accounting Supervisor

Shawn Hetrick

Shawn Hetrick

Accounts Payable

Manager

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DeLasia Penezich

Staff Accountant

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Shannon

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Accounting Coordinator

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Regina Darby

Operations Manager

Courtney O'Brien

 

Courtney O'Brien

Admin Coordinator

Partners

Our Clients

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