Cindi Phallen


Cindi Phallen
Knowledge Specialist
ASU Lodestar Center

Cindi Phallen is a fierce advocate for nonprofit leaders so they build strong boards and attract more money, people and awareness. With 18 years’ experience as a nonprofit Executive Director, she’s made tons of mistakes and learned first-hand how to plot a course through the pain points of operating nonprofits. She’s raised millions of dollars, managed hundreds of board members and achieved remarkable results.

As an author, educator, speaker, consultant and the President of Create Possibility, she provides strategy consulting, speaking services, and retreat facilitation on topics related to board development, fundraising and strategic planning.

Cindi asks the tough questions and is a champion for changing the way nonprofit leaders think in order to move from intention to execution. Her popular book “The Impact Triangle” is recommended as mandatory reading for Executive Directors and board members. Cindi also writes a bi-weekly blog focused on key issues nonprofit leaders face and regularly guest blogs for others. She also serves on the Advisory Board of NonprofitPRO.

Cindi is a proud mom, avid snowboarder, beach jogger and Philadelphia sports.

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