Shannon Dixon works with non-profits, start-ups, foundations, universities, non-profit coalitions, and cities. Rather than working within defined models, which she finds restrictive, Shannon uses strategic and collaborative processes along with critical thinking to serve her clients best.


Strategic Planning

Organizational and Project Development

Facilitation of Group Decision Making

Working with Community

Board Development

Non-profit revenue generation

Peer networking and learning



Shannon was first introduced to community—based work as an AmeriCorps VISTA working for a community development corporation in Memphis, TN, just south of downtown. That experience grew through subsequent positions, most notably as a program officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and as a project manager for the UrbanArt Commission, a non-profit that facilitates public art throughout Memphis neighborhoods. Along the way she also worked with arts organizations and voluntary disaster relief agencies. Shannon holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning and lives in Memphis, TN with her husband and son.

A Few Past and Present Clients

Hyde Family Foundations

ArtsBuild (Chattanooga)

Mid-South Food Bank


Playback Memphis


Central US Earthquake Consortium

LifeLine to Success

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Page Robbins Adult Day Center

TN Data Commons

Orton Family Foundation

Opera Memphis

Association Montessori Internationale Elementary Alumni Association

Healthy Neighborhoods Greenwood Neighborhoods

Grassroots Grantmakers (National Organization)


Healthy Memphis Common Table

I am so thankful for the expertise Shannon brings to a project. She is flawlessly able to bring groups together, encourage collaboration, facilitate the process, and meet team goals all while strengthening the professional growth of the individuals involved. Our project would not be where it is without her guidance and support.

Lauren McCann
Director of Community Programs
Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being