Community Wealth Partners


As President of Community Wealth Partners, Sara Brenner guides the organization’s strategic direction to solve social problems at the magnitude at which they exist and oversees the firm’s partnerships and consulting business. With over 20 years of experience in consulting, Sara has partnered extensively with nonprofits, foundations, and coalitions to embrace change and learning, develop bold strategies, and engage critical diverse community stakeholders in the change process while aligning their resources and actions to transform community outcomes in a sustainable way. In addition to speaking on culture, sustainability, leadership, and social transformation at several national conferences, she has authored the recent SSIR article “Cocreating a Change-Making Culture,” MIT Innovations article “The Art of Sustaining Social Innovation,” the SSIR blog series “The Value of Intentional Influence,” and she was a contributing author for the book “Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership.” Sara has served on the board of numerous nonprofits, including the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association and DC Chapter of After-School All-Stars, and is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington class of 2013. She received her MBA from Georgetown University and her BA with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sara lives in the Washington DC area with her husband, Guy, and three sons, Eli, Levi, and Ari. She is an avid runner and swimmer, and enjoys yoga and writing poetry.