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Sarah Beaulieu
Sarah Beaulieu is the Senior Advisor to Opportunity Nation and Founder of the Enliven Project. She has had nearly 35 years of experience as a human and over 15 years experience in managing complex relationships and partnerships, fundraising, and systematic approaches to change. She is a survivor and a truth teller, a poet, a semi-psychic, wife, mom, and a loyal friend.

Opportunity Nation is a campaign to increase economic opportunity in America. In her capacity, Sarah works closely with the campaign’s executive director on managing philanthropic relationships and other strategic partnerships.

Prior to that she served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the University of Massachusetts Foundation and the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Boston College. At Boston College, she led a team responsible for raising $18 – 20 million annually, partnering with faculty across the University. Earlier, she worked in multiple fundraising roles at Brown University.

Sarah is a member of the Reimagining Service Council and serves on boards of the Brown University Association of Class Leaders and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Sarah graduated from Brown University and has an MBA from Boston College Carroll School of Management. In her free time, she enjoys playing word games on her iPhone and practicing the art of Sweatbox, a combination of martial arts, hip-hop, and gymnastics founded by KL Brown.

Entries by Sarah Beaulieu

Practical Strategies for Building a Bigger Tent

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 1:05 PM

Our nation feels more divided than ever. From political gridlock in Washington, D.C. to a fragmented media landscape, more Americans are forming opinions and consuming information from niche sources and polarizing points of view. The social change sphere is not immune from this splintered and siloed way of thinking. Nonprofits...

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I Took My Baby to SXSW and Lived to Tell About It

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 2:47 PM

When I found out I was going to attend SXSW Interactive 2014, I did what any expectant mama would do: started a Twitter account for my unborn child. Opportunity Baby would be just 10 weeks old, but I was determined to go. My colleague and mentee,...

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A Sexual Assault Survivor's Reflections on Birth

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 3:36 PM

Before I got pregnant, it never occurred to me that labor and childbirth could re-trigger sexual trauma for me in such significant ways. As a survivor of sexual violence, I had more than 20 years of healing and recovery under my belt. But I was still completely unprepared for the...

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Changing the Game

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2013 | 12:19 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

Attempting to get one sector to play by the rules of another is one way to win the game. But what if we could change the...

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