Beth Ellen Holimon

The Hive Collective

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2016

About Beth Ellen

Beth Ellen’s passion is creating opportunities for gender equality and connecting women as global citizens to move towards greater peace.

She is a consultant with The Nonprofit Hive which is a growing consortium of thought leaders and practitioners in the areas of community-centric fundraising, liberative board governance, and reimagining equity. For over six years, Beth Ellen led Together Women Rise, a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality. She has served as the executive director of an emergency shelter for foster children, the American Cancer Society, Reach Out and Read, Norwegian Outdoor Education Center, Utah Community Associations Institute, and consulted with many more. She was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Mexico to learn and teach domestic violence intervention in Mexican shelters. She holds a BA in Women’s Studies from the University of Colorado and an MA in Linguistics from the University of South Florida.

Consultant Information

Email: [email protected]


Location: Greer, South Carolina

Areas of Expertise: Board culture and dynamics, Board ethics, Board roles and responsibilities, CEO/Board chair coaching, CEO-Board partnership, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, Executive transition, Executive assessment and oversight, Fundraising, Founder transitions, Governance structures, Strategic board composition, Strategic planning and visioning, Succession planning

Areas of Engagement: Board self-assessment review and action planning, Board education retreat or seminar, Ongoing governance coaching and advising, Governance structure and design, Large-group training or conference session, Facilitation of important board conversations

Mission Areas: Advocacy organizations, Associations, Community foundations, Corporate volunteerism programs, Family foundations, Federated organizations, Founder-led organizations, International/Multi-National NGOs, Private foundations, Small-budget organizations, Social justice organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs