Today we are with one of our SMARK Board Of Advisors members, Jenna O’Brien joins us for this episode of Consultant Roundup she is speaking today about "Not for Profit Strategies During and After COVID”

Jenna is the Growth Manager at Chicago Beyond, an impact investor that backs the fight for youth equity by fueling organizations, individuals, and learning. She works closely with Chicago Beyond’s various partners to build supportive strategies that build a solid foundation for growth and increase

impact for youth. She is passionate about advancing culturally relevant approaches and empowering local leaders. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who believes in the power of people in partnership, she keeps conchas in her desk drawer, and is an avid traveler.

SNACKABLE TIP: Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, there are a lot of people asking for money.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAY: "If we want to see a more equitable economy, supporting small businesses is one of the pathways towards a shift away from decades of disinvestment in black and brown communities. I am by no means and economist, but what I do know is, I can support a more inclusive economy by supporting small business with my dollars and my TWO Cents (aka my thoughts). "

You can follow Jenna on Instagram @yennao