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Our Mission

Powered by Action amplifies the efforts of those trying to change the world by connecting people anywhere as if they were in the same room.

Our Belief

Created with visionary leaders and nonprofits in mind, our app suite helps individuals and teams connect to create communities, build movements and affect change in the world—regardless of their location.

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We power ongoing communication, connecting passionate people who share interests and intent.

Communities bound together by common interests and purpose gather and form movements.

Movements fueled by integrity, strong values and infrastructure change the world.

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Strategic Intent

To build a network of nonprofits and their life-empowering services that will be accessible by anyone, anywhere, from any device. Through its strategic partners, Powered by Action will develop and offer software innovations and programming that make this possible.

Our Belief

Everyone Should Have Access To The Help They Need. 

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Universal Access



Global access to proven nonprofit and school programs from any internet connected device via our iOS, Android and Web App Suite.

Increase the number and frequency of high quality interactions to increase skills development and adoption of desired behaviors and habits.

Digitize nonprofit program delivery to virtually extend reach and scale impact.

Our Team

Our experienced and innovative team believes that nonprofits are changing the world. Together, we are building a collaborative network of nonprofits and life-empowering services accessible by anyone, anywhere.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

Helen Keller

Advisory Council


Elizabeth Tinkham

Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Liz is a Senior Managing Director at Accenture and an industry expert in the areas of telecommunications, media and high technology. She leads the Global Microsoft account, managing a team of 5,000 people working throughout the world.

Liz holds a BS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Ohio State University and an Executive MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is a Board Member of Washington STEM. Liz lives in Seattle with her husband and three children.

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Matt Claus

Principal - Claus Advisory Group, LLC.

Matt is a senior business executive with significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, health care administration and business development. Prior to forming Claus Advisory Group, LLC.,  Matt was with Ceridian as Vice President of Business Development where he successfully managed a portfolio of acquisitions, divestitures and strategic agreements.

Matt holds a business degree from Bowling Green and additional accreditations. He is regularly published in The McHenry Advisor. Matt lives in Atlanta with his wife Mary. He enjoys all things outdoors and golfing.

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Nikole Vaughn

Executive Vice President, Commonwealth Computer Co.

Nikole is the EVP of Commonwealth Computer Company, with more than 22 years of success across the technology industry. Her vast expertise includes leading business transformations. Throughout her extensive career, Nikole has held leadership positions with Commonwealth Trading Company, The ASIC Group, and Accenture.

Nikole holds a BBA in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business as well as an MSTC in Science & Technology Commercialization - also from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Caren Yanis

Founder, Croland Consulting

After building and running foundations for Oprah Winfrey and the Crown Family in Chicago, Caren started Croland Consulting to help high net worth families, institutions and businesses develop philanthropic practices in line with their values.


Caren is a thought leader in the philanthropic sector with a focus on innovation, cross generation engagement, strategic planning and evaluation. She helps philanthropic and social sector professionals realize efficiency and potential using evidence based tools in changing landscapes.

Caren has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College and a certificate in nonprofit strategic leadership from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

She enjoys coaching, mentoring, and working alongside people who believe they can make the world a better place.

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