Sarah Stranahan

Co-Founder of the New Economy Network

Sarah Stranahan

Sarah Stranahan has more than 20 years of experience in mission related investing, community organizing, and social change philanthropy. As a long term Board member of the Needmor Fund, she helped design and oversee its philanthropic support of community organizing and its pioneering mission related investment program. She served on the Finance Committee of the Council on Foundations from 2008-2012, where she helped design and implement an investment policy aligned with the Council’s mission.

Sarah’s experiences as a fiduciary led her to study finance, and she passed her level one Chartered Financial Analyst exam in 2009. She co-founded the New Economy Network in 2010, to increase collaboration between individuals and organizations working to accelerate the transition to an economy that supports people and the planet. She served as the Network Coordinator from 2010 through 2012, and then as co-chair of its Board.

More recently Sarah managed the Bold Investing and Environmental Justice Initiatives at Bolder Giving and was the Strategic Development Director for Free Speech for People, a non-profit working to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore republican democracy to the people. She is now devoting her time to the New Economy Coalition and her own family philanthropy. 

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