Lieve Hendren, CFRE, ACC, C-SHRM

Senior Consultant, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Pronouns: she/her/hers
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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb

Lieve (LEE-va) Hendren, CFRE, ACC, C-SHRM, joined Alford Group in 2018 and brings a dozen years of experience in strategy consulting to her clients. She previously worked with The American Medical Association, The Rockefeller Foundation and Teach for America. Lieve also led development at a mission-driven start-up with impact investing opportunities.

Lieve is passionate about strategic planning, organizational development, visionary campaigns and community leadership. With Alford Group, Lieve supports teams to do their best work and engage communities through strengths-based messaging. She specializes in inclusive facilitation and growing a relational culture of philanthropy.

Lieve brings a human-centered design lens to galvanizing leaders around a shared vision and elevating her clients’ aspirations for impact. Her book, The Joyful Flow Formula, researches productivity strategies that fuel innovation. Her data-driven research approach draws on experience in market segmentation, policy analysis, risk management and predictive analytics. Beyond the nonprofit sector, Lieve worked on strategic initiatives with Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Nascar. She is a founding board member of the Louisville Fellows Program, which guides recent college graduates in launching their careers.

Fun Fact: When she’s not in the office, you might find Lieve trail running or doing yoga outside.

Select Clients:

  • AdventHealth Foundation
  • American College of Physicians
  • Children First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation
  • Clean Energy Trust
  • Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • NorthShore University Health System

Education & Credentials:

  • B.A. Liberal Arts, Princeton University
  • SHRM-CP, Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional
  • Graduate coursework, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy