About Me

Sadia Kalam


Hi, I’m Sadia.

I am a writer and accomplished program leader with a track record for quickly acclimating to new areas of focus, building strong working relationships, and advancing outcomes.

Throughout my career in the social sector, I have been committed to strengthening the capacity of others to achieve their potential.

I’ve worked on promoting equity in policy and systems change. I’ve worked directly with youth, and the elderly. I’ve worked for Executive Directors and board members. I’ve tried to change culture inside institutions and I’ve worked directly with youth to help them become change agents.

In the business of social change, I’ve discovered some truths.

  1. I believe systems change starts somewhere else.
  2. The greatest change we can make is in our own homes.
  3. Equity starts with our heart.

I write about my own equity journey and my reflections here.

I help clients on their journey towards greater equity.

As a consultant, I take on projects and clients who align with my values, and I serve as a sounding board to help my clients think through program design and strategy.

I believe equity means there is greater compassion in the world.

Our work and word matter in creating that vision.

I believe that writing is a step towards that greater future.

If you’re interested in working together, please reach out.

What I Do



Proposal Review




Past Experiences

Philanthropic Consultant at family foundation
Wrote a 5 year program impact assessment and helped rethink the processes for grantmaking data collection.

Program Associate at RWJF
Project managed and supported a $70M portfolio with research, writing, evaluating proposals, and monitoring programs that advance equity on behalf of kids and communities

Project Manager at Cause Effective
Managed and supported development, marketing, and consulting services for nonprofit fundraising firm.

Coordinated fundraising workshops for 1000+ adult learners