Jarrod Sanderson

senior consultant


Jarrod Sanderson, LCSW, combines his education and background in direct service with his desire to help nonprofit organizations operate at the highest level.

A listener, leader, influencer, difference maker, and solution builder with a history of successful organization transformation and change management.

Jarrod’s experience spans nonprofit sectors that include clinical counseling, housing, and youth, family and senior services. Within these sectors, he has served in roles that included supervision and management of teams from just a handful to more than 100 and financial management of organizations and projects up to $60 million. He is a respected leader across the nonprofit community, known for his collaborative approach and innovative solutions.


He holds the National Institutes of Health Protecting Human Research Participants certification and is a Full Inclusion and Diversity Awareness trainer. He is also an adjunct professor and practicum supervisor in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Masters of Social Work program. Using his educational and experiential background, he has created a series of workshops to help direct-care staff fight the mental and emotional fatigue and burnout that is all too common. He also provides consulting services to help organizations develop an environment and culture that supports this thinking and practice.

  • 2014-2018: Executive Director of Neighborhoods of Hope Community Housing; operational oversight of 440+ housing units and developing innovative ideas and partnerships to enhance social services tied to housing access for traditionally hard-to-house populations.
  • 2010-2018: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • 2009-2011: Clinical counselor for children and families and program manager for services focusing on young families.
  • 2008-2010: Program Manager, Concepts for Effective Services: Worked with 30 nonprofit agencies to facilitate capacity building activities such as fund, board, leadership, and organizational development; community engagement; and program development.


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