At Big Purpose Big Impact we are committed to walking our talk by being actively engaged in supporting nonprofit organizations in the USA and around the world.

We focus our giving of time, talent, and treasures on organizations supporting women and girls – especially through education and entrepreneurship. When possible, we also support women in countries where Sue has worked with maternal child health programs.

Below are some of the organizations we have recently worked with.

Education Elevated

Education Elevated School Sherpa Girls
Education Elevated logo

In May 2023, Sue first got involved with  Education Elevated, a nonprofit with its US Headquarters in Colorado.  She now serves as Secretary on the Board.

The organization was founded by Executive Director, Gerri Kier, after a trek she did in Nepal when she learned about the challenges faced by the Sherpa people.  Many children in remote areas have to walk 1-3 hours ONE WAY to get to a school.


More to come…

Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute


We stand for women becoming entrepreneurs as a way to break cycles of poverty and get on the path to financial freedom.

RMMFI supports resilient Coloradans who are ready for business ownership that have faced marginalization, societal barriers, or low-wage employment. RMMFI works with entrepreneurs from a variety of high-barrier backgrounds across locations, ages, and demographics which results in a diverse, welcoming community of entrepreneurs.

Sue has been a volunteer mentor/business coach for the 12-week intensive Business Launch Boot Camp twice so far.
Business Launch Boot Camp, a 12-week intensive program serving 10-12 committed entrepreneurs per cohort. During Business Launch Boot Camp, entrepreneurs receive:

  • Simple and proven curriculum that shows them how to build an actionable plan to launch their business.
  • 12 hours of mentorship and coaching from dedicated volunteers with expertise in business, finance, and accountability.
  • Access to Launch Grants and microloans (Launch Loans up to $3,500) to help entrepreneurs get what they need to start the business.

Business Launch Boot Camp is followed by a full year of ongoing support through an intentional and customizable 12-month Launch Plan, which includes access to continued education, mentorship, networking, capital, markets, and more. In total, the Launch Phase of RMMFI programming lasts 15 months.

The women entrepreneurs Sue was on the teams to support were creating their dream businesses. One was developing a group home for developmentally disabled African American adults in metro Denver and the other, a trauma expert, was developing a Trauma Recovery and Spiritual Development Retreat in Ecuador.


 More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.