Principal, Carrie Blanding Consulting

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Carrie is an Oakland, California-based consultant who specializes in interim executive director roles.

Her executive transition clients span a wide range of causes, from homelessness to environmentalism. A former executive director for a chamber music nonprofit, Carrie maintains close ties to the arts community and has provided interim leadership at a number of performing arts nonprofits.

Carrie has a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley and a board leadership certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School. Past volunteering highlights include serving as board chair of Leap ( and performing for five seasons with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

Memberships: Bay Area Interim Executive Directors Network. Association of Fundraising Professionals. Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

Member of the C2Arts Leadership Circle.