Y. Elaine Rasmussen
Ms. Y. Elaine Rasmussen is a CEO of Social Impact Strategies Group (SISG). Driven by the mission to mainstream impact investing and democratizing access to capital by and for women and communities of color, SISG designs community-centered strategies for philanthropists, nonprofits, foundations, investors and social entrepreneurs for positive, sustainable social impact. Elaine has extensive experience in building cultural competency and facilitating transformational relationships in a wide range of sectors: for-profit, philanthropy, government, Native and non-Native and non-profit organizations. Ms. Rasmussen has a proven track record of strategic positioning, creative communications, combined with an innate ability to develop strong relationships internally and with community partners for win-win outcomes and shared sense of purpose. She has been recognized for her innovation in driving impact & organizational effectiveness. Elaine has worked for large and small organizations such as Shearson/Lehman Bros., Native Americans in Philanthropy, Warner Bros!, Dreamworks and the US State Department, but also with social enterprise ventures. She currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Association for Black Economic Power and the boards of MNVest, MDI. Check out her podcast Social Impact Now at www.socialimpactnow.com/blog. Follow her twitter @SISG_.