Services

Nothing makes me happier than helping vulnerable people and advancing the causes of social justice and civil rights, especially equitable education for all. I’d love to help you, whatever side of the equation you’re on.
I do this work from France via FaceTime/Skype, phone, email, and text; I’m occasionally in Chicago, St. Louis, and the New York City/CT region. (I moved to get out of the rat race, but some of those rats are family and dear friends, so I sometimes visit.)

For Nonprofits:

  • Strategic plans to guide your daily fundraising activities
  • Effective fundraising practices: Moving from good to great
  • Stewardship 101 and 201: Relationships with your funding partners (not their checkbooks)
  • Creating, working with, and advancing your board of directors
  • Measuring your impact: How, why, what to avoid, who’s doing it right, and how to talk with funding partners about it
  • Communications: Finding your voice, creating and editing content, improving your storytelling, handling social media when you’re a small team (or a team of one)
  • Other support: Leading teams and providing social media advice
For Institutional and Individual Philanthropists:
  • Finding and vetting high-quality nonprofits to add to your short list of potential grantees
  • Creating a scoring rubric to ensure you/your team is on the same page when evaluating grantees
  • Helping you define how you’ll address impact and outcomes, since every nonprofit measures and talks about them differently
  • Evaluating what investments by you could take a promising nonprofit to the next level and ready them for an investment from you that yields your desired impact

Other Services: I work with a cadre of talented, nice people who help with projects from time to time. These are folks who get things done on time and on budget. Let me know if you need a referral for the following: WordPress work, grantwriting, proofreading, or personal coaching.