I advise nonprofit and philanthropic organizations on catalyzing social change and equity through investments in collaborative leadership and systems and policy change.

Services include:

  • Research and strategic planning for organizations, programs and initiatives
  • Planning and facilitating meetings and convenings
  • Advising and mentoring for board and staff organizational leaders

How I work: I don’t use cookie-cutter approaches and templates. Each project is different, and I work to assess clients’ needs and goals to design and carry out processes customized to each situation. No matter the task, I strive to always act consistently with my values.

Clients and Projects have included:

  • 211 San Diego – Developed organizational strategic plan through research and stakeholder engagement process
  • Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation – Researched and developed plan for place-based initiative on homelessness and facilitated community advisory group that provided funding recommendation to foundation trustees and staff
  • Cedars-Sinai – Developed strategic plan for housing and homelessness initiative and oversaw first round of funding
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – Organized a December 2019 convening for philanthropic funders on California homelessness and housing policy
  • CSH – Co-led project to research and advocate for voice and power for people with lived expertise of homelessness in Los Angeles
  • FrameWorks Institute – Designed and facilitated organizational strategic planning
  • Funders for Housing and Opportunity – Researched and provided recommendations for community advisory process to inform funding approaches and strategies
  • Housing California – Led project management for Roadmap HOME 2030, a collaboration with California Housing Partnership and a broad stakeholder coalition
  • Housing Justice LA Summit – Organized and produced the January 2020 Summit
  • Measure of America – Developed and advised on content and roll-out of Portrait of California 2021-2022.
  • PATH – Developed organizational strategic plan through research and stakeholder engagement process and created Board Development plan
  • Richmond Memorial Health Foundation – Moderated National Advisory Board meeting on health and housing
  • St. Joseph Center – Co-facilitated board discussion on racial equity
  • Swipe Out Hunger – Planned and facilitated board strategic planning retreat
  • Weingart Foundation – Researched and developed strategic direction for housing and homelessness funding focusing on racial equity and advised on implementation