"When I work with Jenna, I trust that she will do whatever it takes to get the job done. She is one of the smartest, most reliable and strategic organizers I've ever worked with. She brings such joy and compassion to this fast paced work, while also keeping us focused on our goals and helping to anticipate challenges. She is a rockstar and was the driving force behind the powerful Legislative Afternoon of Action."
— Masha Chernyak, Latino Community Foundation
"Jenna was wonderful to work with. She is easy going, extremely supportive, has great attention to detail, and knows when to push and when to let the client lead. Her experience working with non-profits and other clients in philanthropy helped her understand our needs. She was very good at interfacing with our huge number of event vendors and kept the work running smoothly, delegating and clarifying roles along the way, which kept us all on track and sane."
— Dawne Bear Novicoff, Jim Joseph Foundation
"Jenna was an absolute pleasure to work with! She made our Latino Equity Summit Afternoon of Action a reality – so many people walked out feeling truly ‘transformed’! I still don’t know how we would have done it without her."
— Alba Mercado, Latino Community Foundation
"Working alongside Jenna for the Jim Joseph Foundation Day of Learning, I found that Jenna's social sector background provides her with a firsthand understanding of how to meet organizational needs and drive greater impact. Jenna’s curiosity, thoughtfulness, and drive helped ensure the event struck just the right chord for participants and the honoree."
— Kari Saratovsky, Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies
"I worked with Jenna on the Watersong Summit and she was an incredible volunteer coordinator! She did a great job communicating about the tasks she was managing, provided key insights into best strategies in recruiting volunteers, and was also very organized throughout the planning and execution of the event. Highly recommended!"
— Maria Williford, DIG Cooperative
"Jenna Carlsson brought superb management and leadership skills to our Day of Learning. She was a joy to work with, on top of every detail, and hit the right balance between collaborating and taking charge when needed. We especially appreciated her calming influence and no-stress approach and attitude as she helped us pull off a large event that went even better than we had hoped."
— Jason Edelstein, Edelstein Public Affairs
"Jenna brings high energy and enthusiasm for any task she takes on. She is extremely well-organized, self-directed, anticipates potential obstacles, and always comes prepared with solutions. She is a self-starter who sets clear goals, pursues them with vigor, and learns quickly. She is a woman of high integrity with strong inter-personal and collaborative skills, and is an excellent communicator. She has initiated and managed organizational development, communications and fundraising projects that have helped bring our organization to a whole new level."
— Molly Clark, Neto Community Network
“Working with Jenna was wonderful. She took care of every detail and charted the perfect balance between asking for stakeholder feedback and taking care of loose ends herself. She is extremely skilled at working with people from diverse backgrounds and with different levels of involvement. With Jenna’s coordination, the planning and execution of a multi-year collaboration and multiple events was smooth as silk.”
— Lisa Raffel, The San Pablo Youth & Parent Grants Initiative
“We wanted to outsource the logistics and management of our convening, like finding the right venue, hotel, catering, AV, and coordinating flights and transportation. We appreciated the suggestions Jenna offered to us - not having to research or set up contracts was a great time saver. So much happened behind the scenes and we appreciate the seamless nature of those transactions. Jenna seamlessly managed the big and small details, navigating challenges during a shortened planning time frame. The energy of the event and the networking that happened was amazing.”
— Seth Linden, Jim Joseph Foundation
"Jenna has a ton of patience and is highly nimble and adaptive - she helped us pull off the impossible and managed to make it fun. 10 out of 10!"
— Jen Leland, East Bay Agency for Children: Trauma Transformed