Beth Hughes

Senior Manager

San Francisco, CA

Beth (she/her) helps nonprofit, mission-driven, and social enterprise clients drive positive change under challenging circumstances. She’s known as a “change architect” — designing, building, and managing innovative yet workable solutions to complex problems, turning them into great opportunities.

Beth brings a diverse background to her nonprofit consulting.  She’s a strategic and financial leader for nonprofits in social services such as health care, mental health, advocacy, family and children’s services, education, neurodiversity, and underserved communities.  Specialties include strategic planning, organizational and financial assessments, governance, succession planning, strategic restructuring, facilitation, and more.

Beth’s also led a distinguished career as a lender, technology leader, risk manager, governance executive, and change driver in three of the world’s largest financial institutions – a career which started out with a specialty in understanding and serving the financial needs of nonprofit clients.

Beth serves as a current board member of the Autism Center of Northern California, and as a mentor for social entrepreneurs at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, with a focus on women’s economic empowerment.  Beth contributes professionally through her writing and speaking.

Beth has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. She’s a former long-time board member of the East Bay Agency for Children in Oakland, California, with roles as Board Treasurer and Finance Chair, as well as Board President, during a period of significant strategic change and growth. Beth’s other nonprofit roles have included board and hands-on positions working cooperatively with parents and the local school district to grow special education resources, information and advocacy.