Doreen Baker

Senior Consultant for Strategic Planning

Doreen has more than 25 years of experience building strong, sustainable organizations and vibrant communities.

Working with organizations large and small, she has created comprehensive strategic plans, development programs and signature initiatives with an emphasis on financial sustainability. During nearly a decade as a banker managing a portfolio of more than 100 not-for-profit organizations, she advised clients on budgeting, cash management, reporting, and project financing. In addition to her work with Mission + Strategy, Doreen is a consultant with DonorPath, a tech startup offering an innovative platform that enables organizations to visualize CRM data and create actionable steps for better fundraising. 

Doreen earned her B.A. from New York University and an M.B.A. from Northern Kentucky University. She serves as a Board member of Chicago Women in Philanthropy, and is a docent for Chicago Architecture Foundation.