Ms. Dunn brings over 20 years' worth of experience in all aspects of nonprofit management, funding, board work, programs, and design. Ms. Dunn has engaged in scholarship in this area as an Adjunct at the University of Portland and has developed a seminal keynote address on "Reimagining the Nonprofit."
Ms. Dunn has direct experience in law and media as a former practicing attorney and former news anchor. Ms. Dunn consults with Fortune 500 companies, including consumer home goods and technology concerns, among others. Ms. Dunn's experience in media gives her great insight into marketing, PR, communications, and messaging. While her legal background means that she knows how to "issue spot" helping clients navigate the complex and competing factors they face as they pursue re-design in the workplace in general and related explicitly to systemic equity and inclusion.
Ms. Dunn works as an adjunct at the University of Portland and brings a deep understanding of the issues and challenges faced by educational institutions. In addition, Ms. Dunn will often collaborate on Higher Ed projects with Dr. Candice Staples, find out more by clicking here.
Ms. Dunn has extensive experience in workforce development, specifically focusing on low-income people, women, Black, and other people of color. Ms. Dunn has served on the state of Oregon's Workforce and Talent Development Board that oversees the workforce system for the state of Oregon. Ms. Dunn also ran a workforce development non-profit that focused exclusively on the needs of women and sought to connect women to opportunities in the tech field.
Ms. Dunn has extensive experience working in and with Foundations. Ms. Dunn ran a foundation that funded nationally and was responsible for a five million dollar grant portfolio. Ms. Dunn has worked in collaboration with some of the top foundations in the United States, and as a non-profit executive, Ms. Dunn is in the unique position of having both been a funder and grantee. This helps Ms. Dunn as she works with foundations toward systemic re-design.
Ms. Dunn has worked on advocacy at the federal and state level. She has worked with Federal agencies and represented the interest of Legal Service Organizations during the initial authorization of the Violence Against Women's Act. On the State level, Ms. Dunn serves on a state board that oversees policy and oversight of the state's workforce system in Oregon. Ms. Dunn currently consults with state agencies on systemic equity and inclusion.