Formerly Design Source Creative


Who We Are

 Ripple Effect Group 

At Ripple Effect Group we are strategic thinkers, a diverse team that has come together with a common purpose. We are passionate about improving lives, protecting the planet and making the world a more just place. We partner with social entrepreneurs and innovative businesses to provide the tools and expertise to define on target messaging, build brands and tell that unique story to the world.


Cari Class

Cari is passionate about using her time and talents to create a better, more just world. Since 2007 she has been chapter leader of the giving circle Dining for Women working with programs that create a better life for women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing nations. It has been exhilarating for her to witness the synergies experienced by groups of people coming together locally to support communities globally.

At the same time, she became painfully aware of the challenges and obstacles faced by many nonprofit organizations. She observed the relationship between how successfully an organization could convey its story, passion and mission in a compelling, engaging way and the direct correlation to its fundraising results.

In twenty-six years of running Design Source Creative, an award-winning brand strategy and design communications firm she saw how the skills and expertise she developed could be utilized to help both nonprofit organizations and business entrepreneurs reach their fullest potential.

Cari has identified the areas of greatest need for the organizations she strives to serve which include board development, fundraising and strategy coupled with the implementation of programs such as communications, PR, web design and print collateral to deliver a complete package. She collaborates with other thought-leaders to deliver campaigns and strategies that create positive change and achieve results. Ripple Effect Group is structured to provide individual services on an as needed basis, or to come in to an organization or business as a cohesive team to deliver a comprehensive plan.

Cari would like to welcome you to Ripple Effect Group!