Commitment

With Sara, you’ll find an experienced consultant who:

 

  • Loves to unlock puzzles and make sense of your situation — no matter how messy

  • Believes your organization deserves a process that addresses reality

  • Gives practical advice, not cookie-cutter solutions or theories

  • Has worked in corporate, governmental, and nonprofit settings

  • Has experience as a practicing attorney and a private funder

  • Partners with you while bringing an outside perspective

  • Is committed to... 

 

your success without judgment

knowing that organizations face

predictable transitions throughout their lifecycles.

Together we’ll make sure you:

  • Achieve mission success as a healthy organization

  • Reduce risk through a thoughtful process

  • Sustain an effective board of directors

  • Engage in productive grantmaking

  • And much more...

Sara

Consulting Services

STRATEGY

Planning

Whole Organization: strategy, business, operational, merger

Select Purpose: initiative, program, contingency, succession

 

Process Facilitation

Retreats & Groups: staff, boards, panels, roundtables

Mergers & Collaborations: planning and inter-entity“dating” 

Community Engagement

 

Transition Management

Organizational Change

Succession Planning & Search Assistance

Interim Executive: guiding management, assessment, change

EFFECTIVENESS

Program & Portfolio Evaluation

Planning, Logic Model & Instrument Development 

Evaluation Implementation & Analysis

 

Organizational Assessment

Whole Organization or Components: management, governance, financial, structure/staffing, individual programs

 

Research & Analysis

Multi-Modal Designs: surveys, focus groups, interviews

Foundation, Corporate Grant Opportunities & Trends

Compilition of Comparative Data for Compensation Decisions

Environmental Scans & Analysis

GOVERNANCE

Board Development

Facilitated Self-Assessment or External Assessment

Board Orientation

Bylaw, Policy & Board Book Development

Board Composition & Recruitment Planning

Full Board & Board Leadership Coaching

Executive Search Assistance

Workshops: click HERE for details

 

Leadership Support

Troubleshooting: sticky situations, relationships, transitions'

Presentation Coaching & Editing

Resume Coaching & Editing

GRANTMAKING

Strategy & Guideline Development

Technical Assistance for Grantees

Program & Management

Grant Program Evaluation

Program Officer Search Assistance & Administration

 

Outsourced Grant Staff Services

Proposal Process Administration

Due Diligence Review, Site Visits & Grantee Assessments

Proposal Review & Recommendations

Final Report Review