Networking Assistance

Success is built on not only what you know, but who you know. Over the course of 25+ years in the poverty-alleviation field, I have had the opportunity to work with a significant number of stakeholders in various industries in the public, private, foundation, research and non-profit sectors. I have built a very broad and diverse network. I access that network to help clients form partnerships, hire good candidates, find funding and more. I can help your organization, company or consortium find partners for:

  • hiring/talent acquisition
  • peer learning & best practice development
  • public policy advocacy
  • mentoring
  • funding purposes

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

The demographics of the United States are changing rapidly. As the population changes, so do customer and client bases. Organizational staffs and boards should evolve accordingly. Organizations are well-advised to build teams that draw talent from the entire populace, that shared lived experience with a broad swath of the population, that are connected to a wide array of stakeholders and make potential customers and partners feel welcome. Organizations that fail to meet this challenge risk becoming dinosaurs. DEI has been an informal and formal focus of mine for my entire career. I can help your organization, company or consortium with:

  • DEI audit/organizational evaluation
  • strategic partnership planning, recruitment/hiring, & staff development support
  • networking assistance
  • staff/board learning & discussion sessions
  • staff/leadership counsel

Business Consulting


Meeting Coordination & Facilitation

Effective convenings require good preparation, strong facilitation and fulfillment of commitments made at the meeting. It is vital to create an environment where  participants are ready listen and share frankly, but constructively. It is vital that a facilitator keep the group focused on and moving towards their meeting goals. It is vital that the group understand what they have accomplished have a sense for what they want to do next and have a plan for how to get from here to there. As experienced meeting coordinator and facilitator.  I can help your organization, company or consortium with:​

  • site selection 
  • environmental scan & pre-meeting stakeholder interviews
  • agenda planning
  • meeting facilitation (in-person & virtual)
  • ​strategic follow-up 

Senior Level Counsel

Over the course of my career, I have been fortunate to work with a large number of organizations in various environments. I have worked on both nationally-focused and regionally-focused projects. I have worked with both urban-focused and rural-focused organizations. I have worked with non-profit and for-profit organizations, foundations, government agencies and educational institutions. I have served as a board member for a number of organizations, directed multi-site demonstration projects and multi-organization consortia and led departmental teams. Just as importantly, I have worked with scores of organizations as a consultant. Most organizational challenges and opportunities are not totally unique. I draw upon my varied experience to offer clients advice on how to address short-term situations, make long-term plans and gather the resources they need to succeed. I can help your organization, company or consortium with:

  • strategic planning
  • emergency response
  • fund-raising & acquisition of other resources
  • networking assistance  

Research & Writing

I have authored articles, how-to-guides, funding applications, and reports based on my research and knowledge of poverty-alleviation and economic development strategies. 

​I am equipped to help your organization, company or consortium by:

  • conducting local and sector assessments
  • interviewing local stakeholders
  • investigating national best practices and developing solutions customized for your situation
  • authoring guides, articles, applications, reports or advocacy pieces to fit your needs