Courtney serves as the Director of Programs and Partnerships, Collective Impact Forum, at FSG where he is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of programming that supports individuals, backbones and communities engaging in collective impact work.
Courtney has a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector including work in adult learning, coaching, facilitation, training design and implementation, and project management. His professional experience has focused on building the capacity of direct service organizations to engage in collaborative and collective impact work by focusing on access to and use of data to inform practice and navigating organizational change by addressing adaptive and technical challenges.
Prior to his role with the Collective Impact Forum, Courtney spent seven years at the education nonprofit Seeding Success, based in Memphis, TN, most recently serving as the Director of Operations supporting staff by focusing on internal culture and climate; identifying, managing, and standardizing systems to improve workflows; and partnership management. He also led the organization’s DEI efforts and supported training development and delivery in Results-Based Facilitation, Data Use for Continuous Improvement, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Understanding Boundaries of Authority, Role, & Task. He also held roles as a Network Facilitator and Manager for School Improvement at Seeding Success, managing a team of Data Analysts working with 15 secondary schools in Memphis-Shelby County Schools to more effectively leverage data to drive interventions, practices, and policies to improve chronic absenteeism and behavior.
In his spare time, he is a devoted creative (actor and writer), recently relocating to Atlanta, GA to further pursue his dream of being in film and television. His favorite quote is by Muhammad Ali, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth” to which he firmly believes that his work in education, nonprofit, and the arts are his avenues for giving back.