Patterson, Kaci

Social Good Solutions | Founder & Chief Architect

Kaci launched Social Good Solutions (SGS) in 2014 after nearly 18 years of working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Always with an eye toward human and community development, Kaci has designed SGS to work with philanthropic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and public entities to co-create, operationalize and manage strategic initiatives from concept to implementation, using a racial justice and inclusive, democratic framework to guide the work. 

Prior to consulting, Kaci held entry-to-executive-level roles within the nonprofit sector, leading capacity building, education advocacy and social justice initiatives where she facilitated networks of organizations and served over 1,000 civil society leaders and public officials worldwide. In addition to managing multi-million-dollar grant-making portfolios in the United States and abroad, Kaci has created programs recognized as breakthrough contributions in her field: the School Boards and Community Engagement Initiative (2011) and B.L.A.C.C. (Building Leaders and Cultivating Change), a grassroots social activism fund (2014). She was named a California Community Foundation Unsung Hero of Los Angeles for her work with the fund (2016); named to the first 40 under 40 class by the Empowerment Congress (2016); honored with the Wally Marks Change-Maker of the Year award by Liberty Hill Foundation (2017); chosen as a LA CAN Freedom Now award recipient (2019) and was selected into the 2019 inaugural class of The Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship. 

She has served as the Chief Strategist of the Black Equity Initiative since its inception in 2017, a racial justice philanthropic initiative she designed, and now serves as the Chief Architect of the Black Equity Collective, which launched in 2021 under her leadership. 

Kaci sits on the board of Social Justice Partners—Los Angeles, Tides Advocacy, and is a state commissioner in the Department of Consumer Affairs. She is a certified mediator, a graduate of Pepperdine and holds an MBA in Organizational Management & Leadership from the University of LaVerne.