Who We Are

Social Impact Architects works with social changemakers to create transformative solutions to social issues. We provide consulting and learning experiences to the sector, providing the tools and expertise to accelerate and increase their community impact.

Our Team

Our results-oriented team is led by founder and CEO, Suzanne Smith and supported by a gifted and diverse group of staff and contractors. We also regularly leverage outside talent as subject matter experts. 

About Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith, founder of Social Impact Architects, has been reshaping the business of social change for more than two decades. As an educator, writer and blogger, TEDx speaker, and coach to social sector organizations, she pioneers meaningful and sustainable social solutions to create real, scalable impact. Suzanne holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Alexis Nguyen


Amanda Keen Basler


Ashley Nemec

Senior Consultant

Catherine Deeken

Executive Assistant/Director of Analysis

Social Impact Architects became a Certified B Corporation in 2014 and were honored to be recognized as “Best for the World” by B Lab for many years until the award was discontinued. To learn more about the company’s commitment to our employees, community, environment and our clients, please read our 2024 annual report and view our GIIRS Rating Report.

Equity Statement

Our mission at Social Impact Architects has always centered around helping organizations become their best version of themselves, and we’ve been proud of our success over the last 15 years.

We also recognize that workplaces, as microcosms of the larger society, are currently being challenged to overcome inequities based on race, class, sex, gender, and more, and that these biases, both conscious and unconscious, are powerful drivers of unequal and harmful outcomes for individuals and groups.

Social Impact Architects supports the work being undertaken to dismantle institutional inequities,  and we affirm that intentional actions toward equity are vital for the well-being of our citizens, our country, and individual workplaces.

Our commitments to our clients include:

  • Continual learning. We don’t know what we don’t know, and we are committed to educating ourselves as individual consultants and as a team on issues of equity, privilege, institutional racism, unconscious bias, and more.
  • Constructive conversations. We will participate in, and encourage others to participate in, healing conversations characterized by deep listening, humility, empathy, openness to new perspectives, non-defensiveness, authenticity, and clarity.
  • A better reflection of our client population. As we continue to grow as a firm we are committed to creating a consulting team that more accurately represents the client populations that we serve.
  • Supporting our clients in their efforts toward equity and inclusion. We will work with our clients in supporting their existing efforts toward growth in this area and we will ensure that our existing leadership and employee workshops are reflective of these equity-related values.
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