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Diana Nielander

Diana Nielander founded High-Impact Consulting in 2008 to help small businesses and nonprofits build strong and sustainable organizations. With two decades of experience in business development, nonprofit management, marketing and public relations, strategic planning, fundraising, alliance building, entrepreneurship and public speaking, Diana blends her experiences in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to work one-on-one with passionate business owners and nonprofit leaders. A pioneer in social entrepreneurship, Diana is a leader in establishing mutually beneficial profit-nonprofit partnerships.

Prior to establishing High-Impact Consulting, Diana was Executive Director for the nonprofit National Lekotek Center, which provides therapeutic play-based services in centers across the United States. At National Lekotek Center, she successfully forged partnerships with both small specialty and large big-box retailers and manufacturers and pioneered new revenue streams essential to reducing dependency on philanthropic dollars.

In 2007, Diana was selected as a Fellow in the prestigious Leadership Greater Chicago program. She continues to serve her community through a variety of efforts, including providing pro bono services to Busy Brains Children’s Museum, Lake County Cares, Anixter Center and the Woodland School District. She has previously served on the board of the USA Toy Library Association, Bright Endeavors and Or Tikvah, and is a member of the Social Enterprise Alliance and the Association of Professional Women. A graduate of University of Cincinnati, she has a BA in Communication Arts and a certificate in public relations.

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“Diana and I worked closely together on the web-based social enterprise she established and ultimately has grown into a large revenue generator for our organization.

Her skills in management, marketing and business development are invaluable, and she has a unique ability to quickly understand an organization’s operations and find strategic and efficient suggestions and solutions for its benefit. It has been my pleasure to work with her both as a colleague, as well as a consultant.”

Raiko Mendoza
Director of Business Development
national lekotek center
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