Change is created in community with others

Understanding who is in our community, and how we can work together, elevates the work of social change beyond one person, program or organization.

What is “community”?

People, place, and purpose aligned toward a common goal

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    We’ve forged robust partnerships with forward-thinking leaders throughout Southern California (and beyond). Our work with diverse funders, business leaders, and nonprofit professionals translates into meaningful experience to support you and your cause.

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    From DTLA to the OC, we’re committed to creating a better Southern California. We understand the issues facing our neighbors and neighborhoods—from homelessness and housing insecurity, to our LA River and local watershed, to education and workforce development.

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    Blue Garnet’s role is to walk alongside leaders who are facing an inflection point. We are here to help advance your social impact vision, bringing you the knowledge you need to make decisions and move the work forward.

Memberships & Affiliations

Whether through formal membership or active engagement, we are proud of our connections with these organizations.
Alliance for Nonprofit Management logo

The national voice and catalyst for the field of nonprofit capacity building

American Evaluation Association logo 35 years

Dedicated to excellence in evaluation practice, utilization of findings, and inclusion and diversity

Certified B Corporation logo

A B Corp since 2012, our firm has regularly earned their “Best for the World” distinction

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Leading source for research, trainings and news

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Hub to learn about disability inclusion in philanthropy; Shannon is a member

Equitable Evaluation Initiative logo

Field-building leader reimagining the purpose and practice of evaluation to advance equity

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Longstanding membership; Way-Ting Chen currently chairs Steering Committee; Shannon on Disability Inclusion Taskforce

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Our own Giselle Timmerman's efforts to build workplace well-being and resilience

Racial Equity Institute (REI) Logo

Their groundbreaking trainings inform BG's approach to addressing inequality

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Global knowledge and learning hub for purpose-led companies and leaders

Southern California Grantmakers logo

Decades-long membership with the leading voice for philanthropy in SoCal

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Involved at its inception as SVP Los Angeles, Blue Garnet co-founders have served in leadership roles

Gathering our community

Celebrating 20+ years of changemaking!

From college best friends to social entrepreneurs to 20+ years of Blue Garnet now… we’re so thankful for this joint journey of changemaking with YOU! In 2023, we gathered with our community to celebrate the past two decades of partnering to positively impact Southern California. In this video, we highlight some of the unique voices of our inspirational community.