I am fortunate to have so many talented consultants, educators, entrepreneurs, executives, activists, strategists, researchers, planners and writers that I've collaborated with. Here is a short list of those who I've worked with and learned from over the years. When you read through the list and/or Google any of these folks you'll see why it's important I let you know about them.
Kathleen specializes in helping non-profits and government agencies build capacity and achieve their mission. Areas of particular skill include facilitating problem solving, goal setting, and strategic planning with diverse groups, grantwriting and written communications, and project management. Kathleen developed expertise in after-school programming, youth development, non-profit & school partnerships, early childhood care & education, and workforce development through 15 years in the non-profit and government sectors. Most recently, she was Executive Director of the Mayor’s Boston 2:00-to-6:00 After-School Initiative, where she provided leadership for citywide efforts to expand and improve after-school programming for Boston’s young people.
Beth is a trainer, blogger, and consultant to nonprofits and individuals in effective use of social media. Her expertise is how to use new web tools (blogging, tagging, wikis, photo sharing, video blogging, screencasting, social networking sites, and virtual worlds, etc) to support nonprofit. She has worked on projects that include: training, curriculum development, research, and evaluation. She is an experienced coach to "digital immigrants" in the personal mastery of these tools. She is a professional blogger and writes about the use of social media tools in the nonprofit sector for social change.
Johanna has been a non-profit techie since 1999. Formerly a Web Technologist at the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, she joined Community Partners in 2002. As CP's Director of Technology Strategy, she helps the organization choose tools and design programs that use technology to advance health care reform in Massachusetts. Johanna has hand-coded, configured and maintained dynamic websites in a variety of open-source content management systems, including Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla and phpBB, and has worked on sites rich in audio and video content. She is fluent in HTML and CSS and can hand-code practically any design template in her sleep.
Michael is a writer and nonprofit management consultant who works at the intersection of technology, marketing, and fundraising. The author of three books and numerous articles in this field, he recently wrote about uses of mobile phones in civil society for MobileActive. Michael has provided strategic support to numerous organizations on Internet strategy including: The William J. Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, United Nations Food Programme, The James Irvine Foundation, and American Lung Association of California. Michael's opinion and analysis have been featured in numerous media, including The New York Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, National Public Radio, Wired News, TechSoup.org, and The Nonprofit Quarterly.
Michelle has been involved in developing content and applications for the web, specifically for organizational, research and educational purposes, since 1994. In 1995, Michelle started a consulting practice that served the non-profit and educational sectors, primarily in the areas of developing database-driven web-sites, the implementation of Open Source software, and strategic technology planning. She is a nationally recognized leader in the nonprofit technology field. She is on the steering committee of the Non Profit Open Source Initiative (NOSI), and on the board of NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network. She was a past member of the board of Aspiration, an organization that fosters software development in the nonprofit/NGO sector.
With two decades' experience supporting and tracking nonprofit use of the Internet, Jillaine helps organizations design and develop communications strategies, and assess and build the organizational readiness to implement their initiatives. From leadership positions in both nonprofits and foundations, Jillaine brings experience in project development and management, training and documentation. She was associate director of the Institute for Global Communications (1989-1996) and developed and led Benton Foundation's program in "Strategic Communications in the Digital Age" (1996-2002).
Lisa is an organizational development consultant specializing in capacity building, leadership and team development, and strategic planning. She works with individual organizations, and specializes in working with inter-agency partnerships, collaborations and coalitions. Her clients include national nonprofits, nonprofit direct service organizations, unions, trade associations and foundations. Lisa has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade.
Dave has worked in the for and non-profiyt sectors for more than 30 years. His previous experience includes business and project development in the renewable energy industry, and two decades in the public policy arena in roles such as Executive Director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group and various senior staff positions with the environmental organization, Greenpeace including directing their work on toxic chemicals and pollution prevention. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon and has worked as a consultant to UNICEF, the Swedish International Development Agency and the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme on issues related to sustainable development, waste management, sanitation and marine pollution.