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About Mission Possible 

Started in 2014, Mission Possible has worked with multiple nonprofits outsourcing their Chief Operating Officer, allowing them the space to create their change in this world. In 2024, we became a nonprofit in our own right: with the mission to help other charities run. We advise on operations, finances, governance, and policy operations. From incorporation to dissolution and everything in between, we're client-focused and result-oriented. Mission Possible is here to support you.

You're doing great things. You don't have to do it alone.

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About Cortney

Founder & CEO

Cortney brings a wealth of international and cross-border experience in nonprofit management, operations, financial management, governance, and culture implementation. 

 

After completing her B.A. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Cortney obtained her law degree and LL.M. in London at City University Law School with a focus in criminal legal aid.

 

While in law school, Cortney began volunteering with an international, human rights nonprofit. Once graduated, she joined the team representing Guantánamo Bay detainees and drone strike victims and their families in Pakistan, as well as creating operational systems, learning fundraising, and assisting with communications. From there, she helped manage and run an anti-death penalty organization in Houston, Texas, working across fundraising, communications, finances, governance, and operations departments.  She was then hired to reactivate the dormant sister 501(c)(3) to the UK organization she worked with in London. 

In 2016, Cortney started and served as Executive Director for a grant-making foundation gifting to charities around the world as well as managing over 32 501(c)(3) clients. In 2021, she became Chief Operating Officer at Material Innovation Initiative - a global nonprofit with staff around the world.

 

An avid volunteer, she serves as Board President for Prescription Joy, a medical clowning organization and works regularly with Crescent City Cafe and New Orleans Women & Children's Shelter. 

Cortney has also staffed numerous political campaigns, including campaign managing Dr. Tammy Savoie for State Representative, District 94. Having been invited to some of the most comprehensive political trainings, including the Congressional Black Caucus Advocacy & Campaign Training and the National Democratic Training Committee's Inaugural Staff Academy Cohort, Cortney assists campaigns in their strategy, outreach, and operations. 

Cortney always works with Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in mind. She holds certificates from Whiteness at Work as well as Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) certifications in Inclusive Leadership, D&I Human Resources Management. She has also received a certificate from TSNE MissionWorks and Institute for Nonprofit Practice Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Nonprofit Consultants as part of their first-ever cohort.

Now, Cortney works with nonprofits around the world, helping them set up and manage their nonprofits, creating and implementing systems and policies, assisting with governance and human resources, and helping with finances and financial reporting. She serves as Board President for Prescription Joy, a New Orleans-based healthcare clowning nonprofit.

 

With experience in issue campaigning and advocacy, she started Mission Possible to help causes and people meet their missions.

 

Contact us today to tell us more about your work. 

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