Sheryle Gillihan

Chief Executive Officer

Sheryle joined CauseLabs in 2010 and has grown with the company as a leader, strategist, and cultural ambassador. Growing up with her own poverty story, she has found her purpose in creating social impact. She fuses her hope for a better, brighter future with over 15 years of leadership, operations and technical management experience. Ranging from military to corporate to nonprofit sectors, she brings immense, diversified perspective and excellent coordination. Sheryle has served as a Girl Scout leader for 10 years, sits on several advisory boards, and empowers and equips leaders and project managers around the world on the successful rapid problem solving process she has pioneered with the team at CauseLabs.

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Why We Prefer WordPress for Content Management

As a web agency, CauseLabs works with WordPress for Content Management for a variety of reasons. We’ve made this decision for both internal efficiencies as well as external long-term value for our clients. Choosing a content management system (CMS) like WordPress or Squarespace for your website often comes down to what has been presented, the […]

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Values-Based Giving: A Holiday Gift Guide

We’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and around the world, people are planning gatherings and gift givings. On average, people spend about $1,000 on winter holiday purchases each year. Values-based giving allows you to give some of that money back to a non-profit or other worthwhile organization with your holiday gifting.  What is Values-Based Giving? […]

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Leadership, Perspective & Building a Fire.

After attending Opportunity Collaboration, I always return home with new friends, new stories, and things to continue pondering. Like some of my other posts, this is more personal and focused on leadership lessons. Some of the stories are alarming, and at this year’s conference, I was reminded again of how privileged I am to have […]

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First Managing Director Named at CauseLabs

TEXAS — CauseLabs celebrates the announcement of a new Managing Director role. Sometimes, as a business owner, you just know when you find the right employee. That’s what happened when CauseLabs hired Rebecca Colgate. Fast forward through nearly a decade of growth and change, and CauseLabs is thrilled to announce Colgate as its first managing […]

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Earning Climate Neutral Certification

You can help your company reflect the sustainability you want to see for the environment. A fundamental way to do this is to lead your company to receive climate neutral certification. Not sure what it means to be climate neutral, let alone what climate neutral certification is? Don’t worry. CauseLabs received climate neutral certification in […]

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Leadership for a Global Crisis: Important Lessons & Lived Experiences

The United Nations Global Compact is holding special Academy Sessions centered around #UnitingBusiness. You can view the previous sessions and register for the future ones here. Below are my reflections from the first Academy Session: New Leadership for a Global Crisis. Leadership Starts with an Opportunity Our normal social constructs have disappeared and our day-to-day […]

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The Value of Five Dollars

I’ve recently returned from Mexico, where I attended a convening with 460 changemakers from around the world. Read this article if you want to know more about why I’ve attended for seven years. In short, Opportunity Collaboration broadens my perspective, gives me awareness of important programs that I share with others, and challenges me to […]

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Reflections from Opportunity Collaboration

As of October 2019, I have attended Opportunity Collaboration (OC) seven times, which means that as a company, CauseLabs has participated in this annual unconference for over a decade. It’s no surprise that new delegates often ask me, “Why do you come back each year?”  I suspect there is a desired response. I suspect they […]

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Balancing Act Demo Puts Fort Worth Budget into the Hands of Neighborhood Leaders

60 attendees participated in the workshop demo where they were tasked with balancing a hypothetical deficit of $4.2 million with a few challenging fiscal options thrown in.

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Diversity in Hiring Practices

When our teams consist of all (or mostly) one gender, one race, one religion, one age range, etc. it is our responsibility as leaders to evaluate if that pattern aligns with our core values and if it serves the growth and health of our companies.

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B Champions Retreat Reflection

Last week in New Orleans with fellow Certified B Corporations was energizing and enlightening. We learned a lot about New Orleans and the history of the people that shaped this city, its culture, its food and its societal norms. It made us think about our own cities and our position in creating future socio-economic norms.

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Finding Alignment

As a company whose success (staying in business) relies on revenue, there is a tension between profitability and mission. We can’t achieve our mission if we can’t succeed as a business. However, we do not want to succeed solely through profits and charitable giving.

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