Danielle Penabad Fulfree

Danielle Penabad FulfreeAs a first-generation American, Danielle has always believed in the phrase, “to whom much is given, much is expected.” Her father fled a dictatorship in Havana as a teenager, and her mother and grandparents immigrated from Buenos Aires to the U.S. for better economic and educational opportunities. From a young age, Danielle’s parents instilled in her the importance of giving back, which sparked her passion for public service.

Danielle began her career in the public sector working for the state office of her United States Senator. With a degree in Government and Public Policy from Dartmouth College, she wanted the opportunity to help improve her community both at the local and national levels. Through her work in communications and community outreach, Danielle interacted with hundreds of constituents across the state and helped the office bring to life national policies so they resonated in both the community and in households.

After earning her Masters in Public Administration, Danielle shifted her focus to the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she served as the director of member services for the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, where she managed communications with the organization’s 1,500 nonprofit, corporate and individual members. Danielle’s work concentrated on helping organizations run more effectively and efficiently, thereby improving their ability to achieve their missions and communicate their impact.

In her current role of engagement manager, Danielle supports Thaler and Jay in their consulting, speaking and coaching activities. She manages operations and logistics and digs into details, so that clients can focus on their impact and vision. Danielle is an active volunteer in her community and serves on the board of directors of the Jubilee Center, an organization dedicated to helping underserved children and families in Hoboken, New Jersey. She also has the brand new title of proud mom.

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Upcoming Events & Appearances

April 11, 2019
Storytelling and Social Change, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 21, 2019
Public Engagement for Academics: The Use and Abuse of Story, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

December 14, 2018
Beyond Understanding: Listening for Emergence, NYC

November 15, 2018
NationSwell Summit on Solutions, NYC

October 30, 2018
Listen Better, Hear More, free Waggl webinar

October 24 & 25, 2018
Behavioral Summit, NYC

October 18-21, 2018
National Harm Reduction Conference panelist, New Orleans

October 10-12, 2018
Communications Network, San Francisco

September 25-27, 2018
Participatory Narrative Program, San Diego

September 12 & 13, 2018
Building Narrative Power for Racial & Health Equity convening, NYC

June 21 & 22, 2018
Inspirefest keynote, Dublin

June 11, 2018
Biodiversity Funders Group, Kona, HI

June 7, 2018
Your Solution Story Matters, closing keynote, North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations

April 12, 2018
Persuasive Speaking & Storytelling, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

March 22-25, 2018
Palliative Care Advanced Narrative Medicine Workshop, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NYC

March 20, 2018
Finding, Developing & Sharing Your Success Story, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Baltimore

March 16, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Advanced Study

February 15, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 6-9, 2018
FRANK conference, FL

January 18, 2018
Montefiore Medical Center ObGYN Advocacy Track

January 11 & 12, 2018
Grass Foundation, Los Angeles

November 1, 2017
Staff Retreat: Communication & Story Exploration, NYC Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

October 27, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story, public program, NYC

September 27-29, 2017
Communications Network Conference

September 26, 2017
"The Corporate Communication Function and Social Responsibility", Emerson College, Boston

September 18 & 19, 2017
Oral History Collection, Ireland

September 13, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story: The Value of Narrative Enquiry, Dublin, Ireland

Week of April 24, 2017
Oral History Collection, Bermuda

April 12, 2017
Narrative Leadership Program,
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