The Impact Foundry has been providing comprehensive services and support to nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region since 1989. If you are part of a nonprofit organization – or as we like to call ‘em – a social profit – you save and change lives. We’re here to make sure you can.
It takes all four sectors working together to create sustainable community change: Business, Government, Philanthropy, and Nonprofits.
We take a foundry approach by bringing the four sectors together, resulting in greater community impact. Don’t you like it? Impact Foundry
The nonprofit sector is fully funded and supported for mission success and impact; and the people working in nonprofits are respected with competitive compensation and fulfilling career opportunities.
Impact Foundry contributes to an effective and equitable social sector by providing best-practice training and technical assistance, and by bringing the four sectors of business, government, philanthropy and nonprofits together for meaningful collaboration.
The Board of Directors sets policy and keeps the Impact Foundry focused on its mission to increase funding and improve the management of nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region and beyond.
PRINCIPAL & CEO, 3FOLD COMMUNICATIONS
PARTNER, DELFINO MADDEN O’MALLEY COYLE & KOEWLER, LLP
HEALTH EDUCATION COUNCIL
Sales Director, One Workplace
SVP, GREATER SACRAMENTO MARKET EXECUTIVEBANK OF AMERICA
OWNER, MCGEE & THIELEN INSURANCE BROKERS
MANAGING PARTNER, CPA COPORATION
ASSOCIATE DEAN, COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, SACRAMENTO STATE
IMPACT FOUNDRY’S STAFF IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICES
Sublime Digital Marketing Group
Social Venture Partners
After 15 years of national, success-filled marketing and advertising experience in high-level positions in the private and public sector, Gordon Fowler launched 3fold Communications in 2004. 3fold Communications has become an award winning, multi-million dollar agency and a leader in socially conscious marketing. In addition to providing for-profit companies strategic and integrated marketing and social media services, 3fold Communications specializes in working with nonprofits to increase their capacity, strategically position them to attract new funding, build their influence, and strengthen their overall impact.
Chris Delfino has developed a successful practice serving as general and corporate counsel to numerous businesses and nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations.
He advises these organization’s boards of directors and officers on corporate governance, fiduciary duties and conflict of interest matters. He also is lead counsel on a wide variety of transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and complex commercial agreements. Chris brings business-oriented approaches and solutions to the legal and transactional matters facing his clients. He works hard to understand his clients’ business, goals, strategy and vision. In doing so, Chris has become a trusted advisor and a critical resource for his clients’ management teams.
Chris started his legal career in Washington, D.C. in the General Counsel’s office of the U.S. Department of Commerce working with and assisting the former communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe in their transition from a centrally planned to a market-based economy. This experience taught Chris the value and significance of long-term planning and strategy coupled with the importance of executing the immediate elements of the plan in order to achieve the long-term strategy. In addition, after the experiences negotiating with both the communist country governments and the US Government, there is very little that surprises Chris when it comes to negotiating deals for clients.
Michelle Odell is the Director of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento, where she oversees all aspects of Public Affairs including community relations, government relations; community health and community benefit planning; and internal and external communications, including media relations.
Debbie is the founder and Executive Director of Health Education Council. Her two primary areas of expertise are cross-sector coalition building and reducing health disparities in diverse low-income communities.
As Senior Vice President of Enterprise Business & Community Engagement for Bank of America in Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, Lori Rianda is responsible for the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and team that drives brand favorability and revenue growth in the Sacramento region.
Lori joined Bank of America in 2010. In her role, she works with market leadership teams – including executives from Consumer, Small Business Banking, Home Loans, Commercial Banking, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and US Trust and her national business partners to deliver the bank’s brand across the capital region. She is responsible for strategic local delivery of the bank’s corporate social responsibility commitment, community relations, charitable giving, sponsorship activities, media relations, local government relations and employment engagement.
Before joining Bank of America, Lori was the Director of Institutional Advancement at Folsom Lake College and Executive Director of the college’s foundation. Lori also previously served as the Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council and Vice President of Community Development at the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce. She began her career in corporate marketing and has served in leadership roles in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Lori serves on the board of directors for WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) and The Impact Foundry, and has served on the Governance Council of Give Local Now and the Advisory Board of Koinonia Family Services. She also is an executive sponsor for Sacramento LEAD for Women. Lori received her BA from DePaul University in Marketing Communications.
Ms. Helen Yee, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with YDN Strengths Development Network with over 25 years of nonprofit board and organizational experience brings expertise on team building, event coordination, training, facilitation and fund and board development to her tenure of service. Ms. Yee’s focus is to bring the strengths-based approach to the workplace, including boards to optimize team engagement and promote lasting changes in their workplace culture. She is also in a select group certified to lead the CliftonStrengths Discovery Course.
Ms. Yee brings Strengths to life through her extensive professional experience . She has been actively involved in several major fundraising campaigns and her biggest leadership achievement occurred when she chaired “Libraries for Our Future” which was responsible for the passage of a library ballot measure resulting in millions of dollars of funding for Sacramento City Libraries. Currently she serves on several boards including Sutter Medical Center Foundation, California Museum, and Impact Foundry. Ms. Yee has also been a speaker at major conferences including District Dental Society’s Mid-Winter Convention and the What If Conference for California non-profits. Currently she facilitates workshops regularly for Impact Foundry and the California Capital Business Center on various Strengths topics.
Prior to work with nonprofits, Ms. Yee was a serial entrepreneur opening stores in a major Sacramento mall and a pharmaceutical sales representative, receiving a top national award for professional sales success.
Ms. Yee’s broad array of experience and commitment to bringing out the best in people has fueled her Strengths development and provides many real experiences her clients can relate to and use to enhance their personal and professional journey.
McGee & Thielen Insurance Brokers, Inc. has been providing comprehensive insurance services to its clients since 1920, and is among the larger locally owned insurance brokerages in Northern California. John is from Sacramento: graduated from Christian Brothers High School, got his finance degree at CSU Sacramento, and has been at McGee & Thielen for 28 years. He just ended his term as president of the McClatchy Music Boosters, and has been active in the Rotary Club of Sacramento since 2003.
William Simi has spent the last 25 years assisting businesses and other organizations develop greater success and profitability. In providing business advisory services, Bill believes that great service begins with good listening – “At CPA Corporation we begin every engagement with a conversation and our first priority is to listen to our client’s concerns and issues”. This discovery process through which we identify the problems and challenges that are unique to the client’s situation is what enables us to craft a solution that truly meets the client’s needs and accomplishes what is most important to them.”
As a Certified Public Accountant he has provided a wide range of accounting, tax, audit and consulting services to a diverse client base including businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. His extensive experience includes expertise in all areas of accounting, audit, financial reporting , taxation of business entities and exempt organizations, the design and evaluation of internal controls and business processes and strategic performance management for both commercial and nonprofit organizations. Bill has served on the boards of various charitable and professional associations and is currently the treasurer of the Impact Foundry (formerly the Nonprofit Resource Center) an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations and businesses work together to become successful social entrepreneurs.
From farm to food service, and finally to career fulfillment, Jenni Murphy’s path to success did not follow a straight line. She was the first in her family to earn a college degree, and used her education and restaurant experience to climb the corporate ladder. Her talents in hospitality led her to become a corporate trainer, opening restaurants and entertainment centers across the nation and overseas.
During a career transition, she applied for a program manager position at CCE and fell in love with it. Over 13 years later, with several leadership positions and a doctorate from Sac State under her belt, Murphy is now associate dean and serves as a living, breathing CCE success story. She is passionate about the role of continuing education for our regional workforce, as well as across the nation.
Murphy graduated from Arizona State University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She received her Master of Business Administration summa cum laude from University of Phoenix, and then earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Sacramento State. Her research focuses on the intersection of education, workforce and economic development.
From foster care to public radio, Kim has helped nonprofits develop programs, attract funding, and expand the delivery of their mission. Today, Kim is leading Impact Foundry in partnership with an engaged Board and stellar staff team.
In 2006, Kim joined 3fold Communications to launch the nonprofit division, focused on capacity building for faith and community-based organizations and serving the interests of corporate community benefit programs. Local, statewide and national foundations engaged 3fold to help strengthen grantee organizations; and Kim and her team developed grantmaking programs and training modules to help nonprofit organizations improve upon and demonstrate their impact. In 2015, 3fold sponsored Kim to assume the helm at Nonprofit Resource Center, and to lead its expansion and transformation to Impact Foundry.
Today, Kim is having the time of her life creating new pathways of impact within the nonprofit sector in her role as executive director. The Impact Foundry team is focused on strengthening the capacity and influence of nonprofit organizations – social profits that work tirelessly to save and change lives, improve our economy and our environment, and provide a full spectrum of opportunity for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.
Kim believes our future depends on well-equipped, engaged youth and for that reason serves on three nonprofit Boards that address regional and national needs:
Kim is from Alaska, where she grew up playing with bears and catching salmon with her bare hands. Most of the time, she tells the truth.
Rabbi David Azen graduated from Princeton, received ordination at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1986, and studied film on fellowship at Temple University, after conceiving and producing a traveling musical about the start of #dMeToo and the environmental crisis in Eden. National Educational Media Network honored his teacher training videos and he now seeks to monetize media for the greater good. For nearly seventeen years he has been pursuing a structural solution for hunger and has designed Fresher Foods, Fresher Futures, to unite us all in a system owned by everyone who eats. He dedicates 4F to the memory of his son, Aryeh Avraham Stein-Azen, may it be for a blessing, and to his four beautiful siblings.
Matt Hirning attended Sierra College and graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2011 with a B.A (Bachelor of Arts) in Politics, concentrating in International Relations and Comparative Politics.
He has worked on two national congressional campaigns for California’s fourth district and is new to the nonprofit sector, where he is now employed at Impact Foundry as the Grants Coordinator. Matt has over two years of grant writing and grants management experience.
Ken Henderson is a seasoned entrepreneur and digital marketing professional, presently serving as the CEO of Sublime Digital Marketing Group, a respected marketing agency located in Rancho Cordova, California.
Boasting over two decades of industry experience, Ken has cultivated expertise in numerous facets of digital marketing, such as website design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), copywriting, communication, CRM systems, and advertising on platforms like Facebook and Google. As a certified Google Partner and Zoho Partner, Ken’s knowledge is both extensive and cutting-edge.
Alongside his marketing abilities, Ken has delved into automation and artificial intelligence applications, integrating them into his collaborations with businesses and non-profits. His work with a wide array of clients, including non-profits, law firms, property managers, political campaigns, private schools, and small to medium businesses, has aided them in achieving their marketing goals.
Beyond his business accomplishments, Ken is an active community leader. He sits on the board of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, contributing to the shaping of the region’s economic outlook, and is also a special advisor to MLK365, a group dedicated to making positive impact in communities. Moreover, he is a graduate of the prestigious Rancho Cordova Leadership Program and also a Certified GENEIUS, attesting to his remarkable leadership qualities.
Kristi Rolak is Sales Director in Sacramento for One Workplace, a full service commercial interior furnishings company headquartered in Santa Clara and serving greater Sacramento.