Marian Sprague combines a passion for promoting positive change with the deep skills needed for effectiveness gained from nearly two dozen years of experience in the nonprofit sector. A graduate of Duke University, Marian began her nonprofit career with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts affiliate, Very Special Arts. Over the next decade, she was instrumental in the creation of two Washington, DC-based NGOs: the Foundation for Hospice and Homecare and the Caring Institute. An award-winning author, Sprague’s work has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms, Toddler: Real-life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love, the Mercury News, the Palo Alto Weekly, the Santa Clara Weekly, and Who Cares and Caring People magazines. She has also worked as a proofreader for Sunset Magazine and as an editor at various Silicon Valley companies and nonprofits.