Kay Edwards is founder and CEO of Outsight Network, an innovative social enterprise that connects not-for-profit organizations to the resources they need to thrive and grow, and brings people together around the common values of faith and service.
For more than 25 years, Kay has provided counsel in marketing research, planning, and organizational development. She is a national leader in research among faith-based and denominational institutions, and has developed research models which enable organizations to learn and plan while respecting their unique culture and relationships with their constituents. Her work has been funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, among others.
Prior to founding Outsight Network, she founded and was managing partner of a unique, national consulting model. Among other early career experiences, she spent 14 years with Growth Design Corporation, a resource development consulting firm, as head of its research services, and two years as a member of its Executive Team, responsible for the firm’s service and team development and quality assurance.
She serves on the board of New Beginnings are Possible, an education and mentoring organization serving youth in Milwaukee’s inner city, is active in her church, and hosts HowToGiveBack.info, a blog on the meaning of grace in our lives. Kay holds a music degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has done graduate work in English/Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She and her husband, Don, have four grown sons.