When leaders consider new strategy: programs, services, or start-ups, they look to me for guidance, technical support, and coaching. Clients use me in targeted ways to frame and facilitate visioning discussions with board members, staff, and other constituents. Often I am hired as an objective third-party to conduct interviews, survey, and host discussion groups. I also lead longer-term, comprehensive strategic planning processes that result in 3 – 5 year plans and new systems for achieving positive social impact.
I design program evaluations and
I work with my clients to frame projects with purpose and mission-alignment.
I develop quantitative and qualitative methods, administer the entire evaluation process, analyze data, and report on findings.
The evaluation findings and related discussions inform strategy and help identify resource gaps as well as opportunities for
improvement and innovation.
I research and develop giving areas for foundations and corporate giving programs. This includes creating the entire request for proposal process and related communications, developing evaluation and monitoring systems, and managing grant reporting. For those clients with existing grants management processes, I support them with testing, reviewing, and enhancing their systems. I also serve as an external evaluator for philanthropic strategy.
I believe that our personal and professional worlds are intertwined. In my coaching capacity, I help people remember their strengths, confront challenges, and communicate with their colleagues to achieve personal and professional success. I work one-on-one and in team-based sessions to support more effective organizational systems.
When people and systems are humming,
there is exponential social impact.