October 15, 2013
National Journal Interview (Interview Subject)
August 16, 2013
Over 18 years in the poverty-alleviation field, Rene has built a large professional network of advocates, funders, practitioners and researchers.
Rene has directed multi-site programs, provided technical assistance to organizations seeking to run new programs and studied and observed many more.
Rene has written articles, grant applications, reports and how-to guides based on his research and knowledge of various poverty-alleviation and economic development strategies.
Rene is a skilled interviewer and moderator, who has organized and led scores of webinars. meetings and conferences. He is experienced in all phases of effective convening.
Information & Consulting
Creating Social and Economic Opportunity
For 20 years, I have worked to help low- and moderate-income Americans find social and economic opportunity. I have helped people earn more, keep more of what they earn and build assets for the long-term. Over the course of my career, I have acquired skills, contacts and experiences that can benefit you. I am an experienced:
From May 31st-June 2nd, I served as a resource/facilitator at the initial Rural Economic Development Philanthropy Innovators Network (REDPIN) meeting in Itasca, Illinois. I was assigned to this fabulous team from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. They have already come up with a work plan for the next six months to work with local partners to make Greater Dubuque a better, more competitive place to work. Yes, I helped, in that experienced facilitator way. They did the heavy lifting.
Rene just became an Associate Member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers