Sarah Baynes Shinn believes in empowering, supporting, and mobilizing
people to create sustainable and equitable impact in our
communities. Purpose-driven and data-informed, she works to align mission, governance, policy, procedures, and processes to consistently drive intended outcomes and support organizational culture. She brings a wealth of leadership experience from diverse sectors, including corporate philanthropy, non-profit, and higher education.
As a current senior strategic advisor for corporate and community-based
foundations, Sarah provides leadership on all aspects of the organization-
from philosophical frameworks to implementation strategy for the
philanthropic mission. Sarah has also served as the President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho, where she honed her skills in executive leadership, board governance, major gift fundraising, and mission delivery. Before her work in philanthropy, she dedicated more than 15 years to higher education administration in roles related to institutional strategy, program development, and stakeholder stewardship.
Sarah earned an M.S. degree in counseling from Eastern Michigan University and draws from counseling frameworks to align organizations more intentionally to value and support the human experience.
Diverse in experience, united in mission. The Kind Capital team brings 100+ years of combined experience across industries and leadership roles, authentically mission-driven to leverage our skills to catalyze positive sustainable impact while driving financial returns for our partners & investors. We have experience working with early stage companies through large Fortune 500 conglomerates across the full spectrum of asset classes, including structuring program-related investments (PRI), mission-related investments (MRI), social impact bonds (SIB) and income share agreements (ISA).
Founder & CEO
Partner & Chief Medical Officer
Director, Head of Metrics & Evaluation
CTO and Venture Partner
Partner and Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships
VP of Entrepreneur Services
Director ESG and Corporate Sustainability
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