We work hard. We’re honest, compassionate and reliable. We show up every day to put in the work and build the relationships that deliver results.
Shannon Bond, Principal
Shannon is a social impact leader highly skilled in strategy development, communications and project management. For the past 15 years she has advised purpose-driven companies and nonprofit clients on citizenship strategy, social justice, storytelling, change management, content and messaging, partnership development and stakeholder engagement.
Shannon believes that outstanding consultants focus as much on the how as on the what. She approaches every client engagement as a partnership. She is the extra set of hands, the on-demand brainpower, and the trusted thought partner that helps clients make real progress. She excels at organizing complexity, making thorough and nuanced recommendations, and helping teams meet and exceed the expectations before them.
Shannon has an MPA from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a BA from Loyola College in Maryland.
Cori Cunningham, Senior Consultant
Cori is a solutions-oriented leader with more than 15 years experience advising corporations and social sector organizations on strategies designed to drive positive change. She specializes in uniting teams and stakeholders around common missions, and is a highly skilled strategic planner, analyst, writer, and facilitator.
As the founder of C. Cunningham Advising, she often collaborates with Citizen Consulting on client engagements. Recent projects include leading the design and launch of a global signature initiative for a Fortune 200 company, refining a STEM education focus to better support business and brand goals, developing strategic messaging for integration across multiple channels, and curating innovative sessions for a Summit attended by of 300+ corporate responsibility executives.
Cori co-authored the report Starting with Purpose published by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She also authored the report Measuring the Impact of Corporate Social Investments, published by The Conference Board.
Cori is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Social Responsibility from University of Barcelona.
Kelly Kushnir, Senior Consultant
Kelly is a Principal of AK Global Consulting and works in partnership with Citizen Consulting on a number of initiatives. She has more than 20 years experience in developing award-winning corporate philanthropy and fundraising programs with corporations and nonprofits across the U.S. and globally. Her expertise includes strategic planning, program and partnership development, messaging and communications integration.
Kelly has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries including retail, luxury, healthcare, education and social services. She has helped build corporate philanthropy platforms from the ground up, executed high profile cause marketing programs, global events and multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns. Kelly has held executive-level positions in marketing and fundraising, and she is a graduate of Columbia University.
Jessica James, Senior Consultant
With 15 years’ experience building hundreds of meaningful and strategic cross-sector partnerships, Jessica supports both corporations and non-profits in their desire to do more good. Her approach is informed by her background in Social Work and decade spent within the nonprofit sector, giving her corporate clients a deeper and more holistic understanding of the power and potential of strategic philanthropy and social impact. She founded Jessica James Consulting in 2016 to bridge the sectors and bring lasting value to both sides, and collaborates with Citizen on both corporate and non-profit engagements.
Skilled at navigating complexity, understanding systems change, and communicating effectively to diverse stakeholders, Jessica is a highly sought after speaker and trainer on corporate social responsibility, corporate engagement, and the effect of this rise upon both sectors. She is a featured presenter at Fundraising Day New York, Nonprofit New York, RAISE, Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Columbia University and SXSW 2018 and 2019. Jessica holds an MSW from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California.