We all have a role in creating sustainable communities, rooted in equity and justice, so that all people thrive in a world of shared abundance.


Meet Whitney

Founder & Social Enterprise Consultant

Hi! I'm Whitney Buchmann, a Social Enterprise Consultant for equitable, inclusive, and thriving communities. In 2021, I founded Illustra Impact LLC to support leaders in developing purposeful strategies, systems, and cultures that foster sustainable social impact. I bring over a decade of experience in facilitating human-centered design, driving systems change, and developing leaders. My approach involves centering the most impacted communities and aligning values of multiple stakeholders while using an engagement style that fosters trust, empathy, and authenticity.


My leadership in social innovation, roles supporting organizations as they transitioned from startup to growth, and belief in a multi-disciplinary approach to solving complex problems led me to pursue social entrepreneurship through a Global MBA at IE Business School. Now I believe that:

  • Organizations are microcosms of our communities,

  • Everyone has power to influence change, and 

  • Our combined power is greater than the sum of our parts.

By applying some of the same philosophies from my career in community organizing, combined with best practices for managing sustainable businesses, we can create the conditions for your organization and its various stakeholders to thrive.

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How Illustra Impact Catalyzes Change

Social Entrepreneurship Consulting

Systems Thinking Facilitation for Sustainable Change

Stakeholder Engagement & Shared Value Cultivation

Leadership Development Training & Coaching

Create Cultures that Enable Missions

What Clients Say

"Beyond being a kind and generous human being; Whitney is an extraordinary thought partner. Her insights on community organizing and empowering collective community building have been SO helpful."

- Felicia Yoda, Managing Director at Faith in Action

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Founded in Philadelphia.

Fulfilling services as a digital nomad.

Contact me for current location or mailing address.

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