Michelle Swenson

Atherton, CA

Helping social entrepreneurs/enterprises perform effectively so time, attention and other resources get used for mission-critical work.


Why did you join the Rise Up Leadership Council?

My belief in Rise Up’s model of strengthening and amplifying community-based change makers, and Rise Up founder Denise Dunning’s willingness to measure impact.

What is your favorite way to contribute to the Leadership Council?

I’ve co-chaired or chaired the Leadership Council since its inception.  

What has been your favorite Leadership Council experience?

The annual Rise Up breakfast in December 2016. Much of the room was suffering from post-election depression, and we walked out feeling more hopeful.