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Owner & Consultant 
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The nonprofit sector is critical for the advancement of our society. We are helping to meet needs and solve problems that would not otherwise be addressed by the for-profit sector. Because of this, it is my goal to help as many people as I can to "do it right." 


Leadership Development, Governance and Structure Planning, Strategic Fundraising, Development, and Program Planning


Originally from East Cleveland, Ohio, Carly discovered her passion for the nonprofit sector during her freshman year at Howard University. Motivated by her own journey from high school to college, she aimed to support students facing similar transitions. Over the past decade, she has dedicated herself to leading, studying, and bolstering nonprofit organizations, consistently striving for impactful change through her transformative leadership style.


Throughout her career, Carly has held pivotal roles in various nonprofit organizations. At Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, Trinity Community Center, and Care Alliance Health Center, she spearheaded community engagement, fundraising, development, external affairs, and marketing efforts. Currently, she serves as a Community Director and Adjunct Professor at Loyola University New Orleans and owns Essential Impact LLC, where she consults and coaches individuals and organizations committed to nonprofit growth and sustainability.


Deeply engaged in her community, Carly actively supports causes centered around youth and families. She served in leadership roles such as Recording Secretary and Membership Chair for the Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association and played a founding role in the Greater New Orleans United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Inter-Alumni Council. In addition, she is a member of the Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals and serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Center for Minority Health & Disparities Research and Education at Xavier University of Louisiana. Carly's commitment to community service is further reflected in her involvement with the National Council of Negro Women, Incorporated (NCNW), where she has held various leadership positions across both the Howard University and Cleveland sections, including President, 1st Vice President, Historian, and Internal/External Affairs Coordinator. She is also a fall 2018 initiate of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated.


Carly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education with a focus on Maternal and Child Health from Howard University. She also holds a Master of Education degree in Community Health Promotion from Cleveland State University and a Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree from Case Western Reserve University.


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