Marjorie Kelly is currently an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute and Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President at The Democracy Collaborative, a nonprofit research and consulting organization that specializes in community wealth building. Among the projects she currently heads up is a Learning/Action Lab assisting a half-dozen Native American nonprofits launch social enterprises and employee-owned companies. Kelly has led a variety of consulting and research projects in corporate social responsibility, rural development, and impact investing for organizations like the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. Her books include The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity For the Many, Not Just the Few (with Ted Howard), Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution (2012), and The Divine Right of Capital (2003). She was co-founder, and for twenty years president, of Business Ethics magazine, and the co-founder of Corporation 20/20, a multi-stakeholder initiative to envision and advocate enterprise and financial designs that integrate social, environmental, and financial aims. She is a board member of Salem Alliance for the Environment and on the advisory board of the Sustainable Business Academy.
She holds a BA in English and an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri.