Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions                         
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For over thirty years, Betsy Taylor has built a solid reputation as a philanthropic advisor, social change leader, motivational speaker and problem solver. She has led several non-profit groups and campaigns, served as Executive Director of the Ottinger Foundation, Stern Family Fund, and Merck Family Fund and currently advises a small number of donors and foundations. She has served as a federal lobbyist, deputy director of Freeze Voter - a political action committee focused on nuclear disarmament, and president of 1Sky.org, a network of over 500 organizations and 200,000 citizen activists that merged with 350.org in 2011.  Author of three books and frequent public speaker, Betsy Taylor is known for challenging her clients to think big and to tackle the root causes of social and ecological problems. She specializes in bringing diverse stakeholders together to achieve a shared vision in support of bold action for a better world. She convened or took a lead role in the founding of the Iraq War Peace Fund, National Voice, State Voices, Center for a New American Dream, 1Sky, Responsible Purchasing Network, the Funders Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and an informal network of grass top Americans mobilizing for climate solutions.


We've served diverse clients.  Some include:

Better Tomorrow Fund Children's Investment Fund Foundation Center for Civic Policy
Individual political donors             Janelia Foundation New Energy Economy
Energy Foundation Global Campaign for Climate Action Anonymous donors

Betsy works with a team of event planners, facilitators, communications and public relations experts, web 2.0 innovators, and has an extensive databank of talent that she can tap quickly and in service of each client's special needs.
Betsy has a B.A. from Duke University and M.P.A. from Harvard University. She has studied leadership with Robert Gass, Gordon Cosby, and Ronald Heifitz.  She has developed tools, practices and programs for supporting others to lead wisely and courageously.
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