Strategic Planning

I support organizations in understanding more about who they are, what they are currently doing, and together we then clarify Vision & Strategic Direction.  Through engaging a variety of tools: Power Analysis, S.W.O.C (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Challenge) Modeling, Asset Mapping, Logic Models for S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely) Objectives, and Theory of Change inspired Evaluations, I support you in strengthening your work.

“Every organization is a moral community.  So, what are the implicit or explicit values that drive their work?”

Claudia Isaac, Professor, University of New Mexico, Community and Regional Planning

Resource Mobilization

Inspired by G.I.F.T (Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training) I bring a strong skill-set of budgeting, grant strategizing, and community engagement to support you in building organizational capacity.   With particular attention to Cultural Capital (Pierre Bordieux’s concept of HABITAS) – I recognize that we must work within contexts that acknowledge what makes people feel they belong and what makes them feel they don’t:  1. Physical capital (feeling welcome in a space) 2. Natural capital (access to green space, clean water) 3. Economic capital (monetary activity for flourishing), 4) Social capital (agency in convening network based associations) and 5) Cultural capital (wealth in tradition, meaning,values)

Ultimately, capital has no value unless its shared! And this economically radical idea fuels my dedication to resource mobilization and redistribution!

“Emergent strategy speaks to practices, responses, visions and plans that embrace complexity and change, interdependence and transformation. It is a noticed strategy, present in the natural world, present in how we humans long to interact with each other. It is both ancient and constant. Humans have socialized away from it, trying to implement strategy in a way that indicates we have more control than we do and that assumes time and change are linear, foreseeable processes”.

adrienne marie brown, author of Emergent Strategy
this quote is from The Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute

Want to schedule an exploratory conversation to see if we might be a good fit for doing this work together?  Please, contact me.