Shaady Salehi is a social impact leader who helps funders and nonprofits clarify their story to realize their vision. Throughout her career, Shaady has worked in various sectors – from philanthropy, to social justice, to public media – using strategic communications to galvanize coalitions, establish legacies, generate buy-in, and strengthen networks. Previously Shaady was Managing Director of Distribution and Impact at ITVS, where she led a team to advance the reach and impact of documentaries on public television. Prior to ITVS, she was Executive Director of Active Voice, a pioneering organization that uses storytelling to catalyze social change. Shaady is a 2014 Aspen Institute Fellow and sits on the board of Let It Ripple, a nonprofit that experiments with collaborative filmmaking for the common good. She holds an M.S. in Strategic Communications from Columbia University, an M.A. in Anthropology from UC Davis, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Oberlin College.

Trust-Based Philanthropy Begins With Confronting Systemic Power Imbalances

 

Published June 2020

Shaady Salehi

Social Impact Strategist, Director of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project