Vanessa Schnaidt is Vice President at Cause Communications, the first nonprofit to focus exclusively on communications effectiveness in the social sector. Vanessa leads the organization’s training programs and oversees the development of new tools and resources for the field. She also contributes to Cause’s broad range of consulting services for nonprofits, foundations, and the public sector.
Vanessa has been helping causes leverage communications to achieve their missions for nearly 20 years, serving in leadership roles at a variety of national nonprofits, grantmaking public charities, foundations, and purpose-driven agencies. Vanessa graduated summa cum laude from Scripps College with degrees in Gender & Women’s Studies and Art and earned a Masters of Professional Studies in Arts & Cultural Management from Pratt Institute. She is also an alumnus of Coro Southern California for Civic Leadership.