Jun 26, 2019
"Entrepreneurship & Nonprofits" with Sarah Olivieri, Founder of Pivot Ground on Women Entrepreneurs Radio
How she founded her agency and positioned it in the nonprofit
Transitioning from employee to freelancer to entrepreneur
How she structured her business to include employee profit sharing
Sarah Olivieri has over 13 years of experience working on the web and over 16 years of experience working in and leading nonprofit organizations. She co-founded the Open Center for Autism in 2005 with Valerie Paradiz, served as the deputy director of the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP), and executive director of the Helping Children of War Foundation. Sarah received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures, studying in Spain, Tanzania, and Cuba, and finally moving to Japan to teach English. In 2009 she completed a master's degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education at SUNY New Paltz. She is the co-author of Lesson Planning a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs (AAPC Publishing).
She has owned her own for-profit business since 2005. At PivotGround, Sarah combines her backgrounds to help agents of change, both nonprofit and for profit, leverage growth-hacking, proven business skills, and the best of web-technology to grow and make a positive impact in the world. For nonprofits especially, Sarah is on a mission to help increase capacity, deliver better programming, attract more funding, and hopefully make the world a little better.