About Sue

Read more about Susan A. Hyatt, M.S., the author of Strategy for Good.

Susan A. Hyatt, M.S.Susan A. Hyatt, M.S. is Founder and CEO of CORE THOUGHT, a private consulting and training company that provides companies with ideas and tools for actively managing their community impacts and giving strategies. She is the author of Strategy for Good: Business Giving Strategies for the 21st Century.

Leveraging 20 years of experience in corporate social responsibility, business philanthropy, organizational development, and nonprofit resource development and partnerships, Sue helps clients transform their good intentions into real impact in their communities and on their bottom line.

Her clients have included the Corporation for National and Community Service, CARE, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Pathfinder International, Heifer International, the US Agency for International Development, and dozens of businesses and local, state, and national agencies.

Sue specializes in social program development and the social impact metrics. She also conducts community involvement audits, facilitates strategic planning to integrate community and business goals, and designs unique all-win community involvement initiatives. She loves clients who are motivated by the business value created by social responsibility and are committed to “Doing Good AND Doing Well.”

Sue has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations and government agencies running national service programs (AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, NCCC, Learn and Serve America, and Senior Corps – Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for sixteen years providing consulting, facilitation, curriculum design, and training.

She has also served as the training and technical assistance manager for governor-appointed state service commissions in a nine-state region tasked with overseeing AmeriCorps programming and promoting cross-sector collaboration using service as a strategy to address local issues.

She has created state and national nonprofit training programs for nonprofit and agency staff and board members on topics such as leadership, board development, performance measurement and program evaluation, and strategic public-private and tri-sector partnerships.

Sue holds a Master’s degree in Community/Public Health Nutrition with a specialization in international development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She completed her PhD work in Sociology at Colorado State University in social change and organization development.

She was a Fulbright Scholar to the Sociology Department at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and an AAAS Science, Engineering and Diplomacy Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. She is also a certified professional effectiveness coach.

Sue lives in Denver, Colorado and proudly drives a Prius.

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