Melissa Barash

Member Since 2021

Melissa Barash

Chief of Staff, Mission Driven Finance

Mission Driven Finance

New York City Area

Melissa Barash is an ever-curious leader who is passionate about the meaningful connections that empower others to succeed. She is currently Chief of Staff at Mission Driven Finance and loves building community. Cause Artist selected Melissa as one of 36 Social Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2020.


  • Impact
  • Communications
  • Talent


March 21st, 2022

How C-level leaders keep up with the latest in technologies

10 ways to maintain relevance in an ever-changing digital work environment.

November 16th, 2021

16 practical ways leaders can refine their communication skills

Good communication skills are an essential key to success for any professional, but especially so for leaders.

August 17th, 2021

How to build a community that sticks

Whether you’re seeking brand loyalty, product feedback, new connections, or bold solutions, there are four ways you can ensure your community will stick. 

June 8th, 2021

16 ways to build a strong community around your brand

If you want to build a brand that lasts, start by creating a community of like-minded consumers and advocates of your product or service.


Mission Driven Finance


  • Venture Capital
  • Crowdfunding
  • social impact


Social impact & nonprofit