This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Gayle Carney

Pulse Forward
Director of Strategy
Baltimore MD
Gayle Carney is the co-founder and director of strategy at Pulse Forward, an organization that offers a continuum of services that build effective nonprofit organizations from strategic planning through branding and websites. For more than 20 years, Gayle Carney’s leadership has transformed workplaces and communities, creating bridges between strategic planning, organizational performance, culture, and authentic branding in mission-driven organizations. Before Pulse Forward, Gayle founded the Center for Community Technology Services at the University of Baltimore, providing strategic technology and website development services for more than 10 years. Previously, as senior director of training at PowerUP, a Steve and Jean Case Foundation initiative, she designed and directed professional development for nonprofit staff at community technology centers around the country. Gayle’s focus on nonprofits began 15 years ago as chief technology officer for The Enterprise Foundation headquarters and its 21 national offices, now Enterprise Community Partners. A graduate of Boston University’s School of Education, Gayle made a career shift from education to technology after teaching for several years. As a lifelong learner, she is completing a professional certificate from New York University in Leadership and Organizational Development. She believes strongly in positive and equitable social change. Because of this belief, she volunteers with various nonprofit boards and schools in the Baltimore area. Gayle is a graduate of Baltimore LEADERship 2007.