Founder + CEO

Anna Prow

Practitioner with intellectual chops. Collaborative mentor and advisor. Educator committed to organizational learning. Serious executive balanced by compassion and humor. Systems thinker with a growth mindset.

It is Anna’s unmatched experience and unrelenting belief in the power of our nonprofit sector that led her to found Trellis Partners to help nonprofits achieve strength from change and growth.

In notable executive positions with Center for American Progress, National Democratic Institute, Health Care Without Harm/Practice Greenhealth, Friends of the Earth US, the Enough Project at New Venture Fund, and Campaign Legal Center — as well as a volunteer leader for the Human Rights Campaign — Anna has partnered with pre-eminent civil society leaders to take their organizations to next level excellence.

She brings pedagogy and adult learning experience from career chapters as a public high school English teacher and corporate trainer for Anheuser-Busch. Anna served as a teacher trainer Peace Corps Volunteer and then as an academic director of School for International Training’s study abroad program, both in Madagascar. Her experience overseas also developed her as a cross-cultural communicator and helped her be resourceful and comfortable in any environment.

Anna finds opportunity in uncertainty. She provides constancy by ensuring succession plans so teams can sustain best practices that work for them. Most often described as candid, trustworthy, and kind, Anna has made it her life’s work to see that social enterprises possess the resilience to deliver maximum results.