Member Since 2020
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Danielle M. Allen is Managing Partner at Building Impact. Previously, she was Director of Partnership Development at Mass Insight Education. Danielle performed a wide range of organizational duties to support business development, and strategic and operational goals at Mass Insight. Prior to Mass Insight, Danielle was an Education Pioneers Fellow at NewSchools Venture Fund where she led an exploration of alternative investment strategies and the selection of their fourth geographically based fund. She has also worked in the Office of School Innovation at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) supporting the district’s portfolio of turnaround schools and autonomous schools. Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Economics with highest honors from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She also holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is a Harry S. Truman Scholar.
As an executive, difficult conversations often come up in the workplace. It may be something as sensitive as expressing a concern to an employee or explaining why the company's letting someone go.
End-of-year reviews are an essential tool to gauge the business's effectiveness and efficiency over the previous year. Unfortunately, few businesses implement a review, and some that do only look at the cursory metrics that would give them a basic understanding of the company's strengths and weaknesses.
Building Impact is a philanthropic advising practice that advises forward-thinking philanthropists and change agents who are looking to catalyze systemic change around the most pressing social issues. This unique firm provides customized advising, coaching, and convening services to large national and local funders across the country.