you have the mission and the passion.

we help you activate it to accomplish more.

bina m. patel, ceo and founder


Throughout a career connecting different sectors and social policy disciplines, Bina builds solutions that put community first. She has an unwavering and demonstrated commitment to help communities realize positive transformation.


She leads Saathi Impact Consulting with a simple mission: to support organizations as they continue their great efforts to transform communities.  After building experience in the non-profit, public, and philanthropic sectors, she brings her unique and strategic skill set to organizations through partnership-based consulting.  


Bina has over 15 years of global experience in a broad range of social policy and community development efforts. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of Chicago, overseeing a $1 billion portfolio of health, human, and community services.  She also led initiatives to increase community-based small business lending infrastructure, non-profit capacity, and cross-sector project initiatives.  In addition to her work in government, Bina has spent time working overseas on anti-poverty projects, in non-profit organizations, and philanthropy. She earned her MS in Public Finance & Social Policy from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, and her MA from the University of Denver in International Development.