I don't just promote giving back, I help people become changemakers. 

 
 

I'm Kirsten Bunch. 

I CREATED THIS PROGRAM FOR EMPATHETIC, IMAGINATIVE AND GRITTY PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO WANT TO ACT ON THEIR DESIRE TO GIVE BACK.  

As well as starting and managing projects in the social change sector for over 20 years, I've helped people set up organizations and bring their artistic projects into being. 

I started a women's design center in Kabul, Afghanistan. I developed a start up plan for a global collaborative music program for children living in low income communities. And I helped a for profit consulting firm convert to a nonprofit think tank. 

So I know exactly how this field works - all its ins and outs and quirks - and I can share what I’ve learnt with you.

I’ve got firsthand experience of how difficult it can be to get projects off the ground and keep them going. I can help you avoid potential setbacks by letting know what works well, and what it’s best to steer clear of. 

AND I’ve got a little black book crammed with knowledgeable changemakers who can give you pointers to shape your idea and make it real.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME

“Kirsten breaks everything down into bite-size pieces and walks you through how to find the answers that really are already there inside of you. 

As I went step by step with Kirsten’s wonderful guidance, I simply uncovered what was there and was able to see it and discover it and clarify it.

— Ellyne P., Body Image Boutique

 

“Kirsten has a firm grasp on the ins and outs of what it really takes to move a project forward. She’s efficient and reliable, and very willing to help. She is also highly creative and fun - she’s a joy to work with.

— Anna C., Fulbright Research Fellow

 

“Kirsten understands the multi-dimensional nature of problem solving and knows how to develop strategies that achieve results. 

Her intelligent, calm focused drive serves her well when working in multicultural environments. She always acts with measured respectful sensitivity. 

She is a pleasure to work with!
 

— Jane G., International Economic Development Specialist

 

“Kirsten displayed incredible vision while being realistic enough to anticipate, and overcome, potential obstacles.

— Michelle C., Managing Director, Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Connecticut

 

“Kirsten’s professional approach is programmatic, comprehensive, and goal-oriented.

— Ryan T., Microenterprise Specialist, Bolivia

 
 
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It isn't all about work

  • I learned Spanish while living on the beach in Costa Rica in the 1990s, making and selling jewelry to tourists to earn money.

  • I've been to over 50 countries.

  • When the Powerball gets really high, I buy a ticket and dream about becoming a big time philanthropist.

  • At the age of 46, I decided to learn to play roller derby, including learning how to skate.

  • I am inspired by the unrelentingly, powerful women who I meet all over the world.

I live in northern New Jersey on top of a mountain with my wife, dogs, cats, horses, deer, bear and a turtle named Henrietta.