Elissa Sangalli

President , Local First & Good for Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI

  • Impact Investing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Racial Equity
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Wealth Equality

About Elissa

Elissa Sangalli is committed to building sustainable local economies that put people first. As the President of Local First and Founder of Good for Michigan, she has brought together nearly 1,000 businesses to collaborate in building a vibrant community that encourages sustainable business, social enterprise development, and the creation of a more equitable and inclusive region. Elissa is a founding BALLE Fellow and a B Corp Measure What Matters Champion. She serves on the board of Northern Initiatives CDFI and Social Venture Circle. She’s particularly interested in talking about what it would mean to create a Sacred Economy and how impact investing can solve for a just and regenerative economy.