Carolyn Keller created Curio412 in order to put her unique skills and abilities to work in helping organizations of all types to reach their philanthropic goals. Her background in non-profit operations combined with her understanding of for-profit impact management allows her to work successfully on both sides of the giving equation. In this episode, we discuss why companies can and should build giving back into the DNA of their organizations and the importance of doing it authentically and in alignment with their missions.
In 2019, Carolyn Keller decided that it was time to put her non-profit operational and curatorial background to work in her own firm. She launched Curio412 as consultancy designed for organizations that want to make a lasting impact with their philanthropic missions and giving strategies and programs. As a proud Pittsburgh native, Carolyn chose to put the 412 in her business name as a reminder of the important work that needs to be done in our regional communities and neighborhoods.
From the outset, Carolyn understood that she was uniquely positioned and qualified to serve as a bridge between non-profits and for-profit enterprises. Her work experience, skills, and deep knowledge of both sectors has allowed her to effectively address the needs of each group. As part of a larger team or as an independent contractor, she has worked on diverse projects and programs to help organizations of all types to make a difference in the areas that matter to them. In our conversation, Carolyn talks about the importance of alignment between business mission and philanthropic goals and why it’s necessary to develop a giving strategy that’s authentic and organic to the organization.
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