about

An ally for fearless brands & leaders.

Mighty Ally is a nonprofit B Corp — fighting poverty and injustice in lockstep with our clients. Founded in 2017 between Uganda and the United States, we guide courageous nonprofit and foundation leaders to build the brand behind the grant.

We have unmatched international perspective for a purposefully small team, with Global North and South co-founders. Plus 230 clients in 50 countries so far.

We’re a catalyst between grantees and grantmakers — sparking insights and understanding by guiding both sides as clients. And our exclusive focus is on the growth and early stage — including six small businesses our leadership team has founded, run, or turned around.

We started our careers in the private sector, spending decades working on the world’s most iconic brands. Now we favor the underdogs.

REASON

“As long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”

Nelson Mandela

REASON

“As long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”

Nelson Mandela

LEADERSHIP

At the helm.

Kevin L. Brown

Kevin L. Brown

FOUNDING PARTNER & CEO

Cape Town

Kevin is a master at building brands. His roots are in the advertising agency world — helping his first four companies scale towards acquisition. Then a passion for the orphan crisis led to living in Uganda and South Africa. He’s guided organizations ranging from fintech start-ups to Apple, and LIVESTRONG to Impact Hub. Kevin is an Acumen Fellow and advisor for Roddenberry Foundation. And currently writing his first book.

kevin@mightyally.org
Kathleen Souder

Kathleen Souder

FOUNDING PARTNER

Dublin

Kathleen is an experienced strategist, adept in working at the intersection of diagnostics, creativity, and business ops. She’s worked for large marketing agencies like FleishmanHillard with big brands, including Nestlé and Saudi Aramco. And personally engaged with small nonprofits like Dismas House. Kathleen is as proficient in the boardrooms of Fortune 50 corporations as she is conducting field interviews in far-flung locales.

kathleen@mightyally.org
Eve Wanjiru

Eve Wanjiru

FOUNDING PARTNER

Kampala

Eve has significant brand-building experience in Africa, having worked for multinational market research agency Ipsos, tech start-up Jumia, and a boutique ad agency in Uganda. She has engaged with well-known brands from Unilever to Colgate to Stanbic Bank, and guided dozens of early-stage orgs through an East African accelerator. Eve is committed to promoting African-led social ventures — ensuring they are seen and heard.

eve@mightyally.org
Shau Mudekunye

Shau Mudekunye

PROJECT MANAGER

Johannesburg

shau@mightyally.org
Janet Mugume

Janet Mugume

TRAINING COORDINATOR

Kampala

janet@mightyally.org
Group photo of the Mighty Ally team

DIRECTORS & ADVISORS

Guiding the mission.

Mighty Ally advisor David Auerbach
Nairobi

David Auerbach

SANERGY

Mighty Ally advisor Tim Rann
Delhi

Kruti Bharucha

PEEPUL

Mighty Ally advisor Brittany Boettcher
Palo Alto

Brittany Boettcher

SKOLL FOUNDATION

Mighty Ally advisor Sheenagh Bruce
London

Sharath Jeevan OBE

INTRINSIC LABS

Mighty Ally advisor Matt Kay
New York City

Matt Kay

SYPARTNERS

Mighty Ally advisor Gerald Abila
Nairobi

Teresa Njoroge

CLEAN START

Mighty Ally advisor Tim Rann
Panama City

Tim Rann

MERCY CORPS VENTURES

Mighty Ally advisor Jon Shepard
London

Jon Shepard

EMERGENT

Mighty Ally advisor Tim Rann
San Francisco

Kevin Starr

MULAGO FOUNDATION

Mighty Ally advisor Sarah Brown
Kigali

Norette Turimuci

MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

Mighty Ally advisor Muthoni Wachira
Nairobi

Muthoni Wachira

SAFARICOM & UNCAP

Mighty Ally advisor Tim Rann
Washington DC

Esther Wang

IDINSIGHT

Mighty Ally advisor Christina Woods
Chicago

Christina Woods

THE FUTURE PERFECT

Mighty Ally advisor Jonathan Wright
Charleston

Jonathan Wright

BRIDGES OF HOPE

ALLIES

Co-creating change.

For tactical execution after we’ve led strategy, we engage our global partners in creative, digital, PR, fundraising, and sales enablement. We work with them on a low-bono basis to produce assets without any additional management burden on our clients.

Raise Up logo
Regency Creative logo
SYPartners logo
Lemon&Honey logo
Whiteboard logo
Reed logo
Love and Science logo
Ballyhoo Workshop logo
Eido Research logo
Fox Fuel logo
LS Creative logo
GS&F logo
LaunchPad Lab logo
Four Feet logo
David & Langton logo
Saol logo
MR.SMiTH logo
Kane & Able logo
Pencil+Crown logo
Studio Malvah logo
Winter Design logo
Fundraising Training LTD logo
Blu Flamingo logo
Raise Up logo
Regency Creative logo
SYPartners logo
Lemon&Honey logo
Whiteboard logo
Reed logo
Love and Science logo
Ballyhoo Workshop logo
Eido Research logo
Whiteboard logo
LS Creative logo
GS&F logo
LaunchPad Lab logo
Four Feet logo
David & Langton logo
Saol logo
MR.SMiTH logo
Kane & Able logo
Pencil+Crown logo
Studio Malvah logo
Winter Design logo
Fundraising Training LTD logo
Blu Flamingo logo
Raise Up logo
Regency Creative logo
SYPartners logo
Lemon&Honey logo
Whiteboard logo
Reed logo
Love and Science logo
Ballyhoo Workshop logo
Eido Research logo
Raise Up logo
LS Creative logo
GS&F logo
LaunchPad Lab logo
Four Feet logo
David & Langton logo
Saol logo
MR.SMiTH logo
Kane & Able logo
Pencil+Crown logo
Winter Design logo
Fundraising Training LTD logo
Blu Flamingo logo

VALUES

Mindful — We’re self-aware and invested in the team, work, and cause. Grit — We get shit done, using all our means and might. Fighter — We’re willing to take a stand and say what needs to be said. Excellence — We deliver the preferential option of quality.

VALUES

Mindful — We’re self-aware and invested in the team, work, and cause. Grit — We get shit done, using all our means and might. Fighter — We’re willing to take a stand and say what needs to be said. Excellence — We deliver the preferential option of quality.

“Mighty Ally was dedicated to our success rather than being one-step-removed consultants. They rolled up their sleeves and provided insights that continue to guide us every single day.”

NOUSHIN KETABI, VEGA COFFEE