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Follow your heart,

following a break.

Ready to (re)enter the nonprofit arena after a career break? I'll help you identify where you best fit into the sector and chart a strategic relaunch plan to get there.

Meet Stephanie

Nonprofit Sector Career Relaunch Advisor, Builder of Learning and Philanthropic Communities, Connector

Passionate about nonprofit capacity building, philanthropy, and women's leadership initiatives, I provide advising services, personalized strategies, group programming and sector insight to job seekers looking to enter the nonprofit arena after a career pause or transition. 

By creating a strategic plan for myself, I successfully relaunched myself into the nonprofit sector after a decade at home with my four daughters, eventually rising to the role of executive director as well as founding a grantmaking fund by raising a $1M endowment and building out a board. I have created Cause After A Pause to create programming and support for those who want to find their place in the nonprofit sector workforce and join a mission-driven organization.


Programming & support for job seekers who want to find their place in the non-profit sector and join a
mission-driven organization.

Advising Services

Personalized Strategies

Group Programming

Sector Insight

The Building Blocks for Starting on a New Mission

“I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your course...It was great because of the content for sure, but it stood out mostly because of you: your passion for the nonprofit world and the genuine care you had for each of us to find our particular passion and make our way." 

- Mary

"I had been looking for a relaunch program that would really meet my needs at a stage in my life where I'd done extensive nonprofit volunteering and was getting ready to pivot into part-time paid work...Stephanie personalizes the experience for each person in the program. She comes up with creative and new ideas for relaunching and is very connected in the Greater Boston world of non-profits."

- Margaret

"I’m thrilled to share with you the news that I will be joining the Anti-Defamation League...I am beyond excited to join this organization whose goal is to fight hate. I want to thank you for being part of my journey this year – your suggestions and guidance made a difference!  Your class put me on the right track in so many ways. "

- Peggy

Featured Workshops & Programs

Cause After A Pause Community Cohort

Are you searching for purpose-driven work in the nonprofit sector after a caregiving-focused career break but struggling to identify how to begin your search, with whom to connect, and where you would fit into the sector? Are you feeling stuck, isolated and lacking in self-confidence in your job search? The Cause After A Pause Community Cohort provides a deep dive into the Greater Boston nonprofit job market with an emphasis upon recognizing the best role given your skills and interests, making new strategic professional connections, following funding trends, and identifying strong fiscal NPO management that indicate hiring opportunities.

Nonprofit Board Service:

Professional Development + Personal Satisfaction

Put your passion for a nonprofit cause into practice with a leadership role! A nonprofit's board is responsible for its strategic planning and oversight and should be well-functioning to ensure the health and financial viability of the organization. We'll cover the typical board structure, responsibilities of a board member, and how to determine your best organizational match. Board service provides hands-on leadership experience and valuable opportunities for personal satisfaction, skill building, resume updating, and growth of professional networks.

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