Effective Communities Projects
1998 – Current (Alphabetically)
AchieveMpls – Design and implement Career and College Initiative to put career and college centers in Minneapolis Public Schools high schools.
Alaska Business Education Compact – Consult on the evaluation and sustainability of ABEC.
Altemus – Assist in designing curriculum and evaluation for overall program. Serve as instructor in summer leadership program for young adults from central and eastern Europe in Italy and in France.
Camp Fire USA, Minnesota Council – Facilitate Board retreat.
Center for Neighborhoods, Minneapolis – Produce “A Statement of Values, Accomplishments, and Intentions of the Twin Cities Neighborhood Movement.” Produce protocols for evaluating Neighborhood Restorative Justice Project. Conduct organizational assessment, develop business plan, and facilitate board retreat. Facilitate planning and design of Youth Leadership Project.
Central Minnesota Community Foundation – Design and facilitate Create CommUNITY Board retreat.
Central New York Community Foundation – Conduct workshops on community foundation leadership initiatives.
CF Leads – Develop indicators to accompany CF Leads’ Community Foundation Leadership Framework.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation – Consult to Open Society Foundation’s efforts to create community foundations in Bulgaria.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation/Prague – Produce “Community Philanthropy in Central and Eastern Europe: Practical Guidelines for Meeting Local Challenges.” Evaluate the Community Partnership Support Initiative.
Chicago Capacity Building Initiative – Facilitate meetings and prepare memo of opportunities.
Community Foundation of South Wood County – Develop and implement evaluation plan to accompany strategic plan.
Courage Center – Design and serve as trainer for leadership development program for youth with disabilities.
Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation – Conduct evaluation of discretionary grantmaking program.
Endowment Development Institute – Conduct interviews to determine impact of Pilot Distant Learning Program
Eureka Recycling – Design assessment tool, prioritize management strategies.
Ford Foundation – Conduct five-year project to benchmark progress, develop tools, and produce “Pathways to Progress” website (now at JustPhilanthropy.org) to help others learn from efforts to create racial equity using principles of community philanthropy.
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio – Present to Board, “Financial Asset Development” and “‘I’m a Child of Appalachia’ as an Asset Development Strategy.”
Hilton Head Island Foundation – Conduct evaluation of foundation’s grantmaking program.
James Irvine Foundation – Present on “Indicators of Effectiveness for Community Foundations.”
King Baudouin Foundation, Brussels – Present on “Opportunities for Evaluating Discretionary Grantmaking Programs.”
Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Minneapolis – Design and conduct community-wide participatory evaluation and planning process.
MAP for Nonprofits, Minneapolis – Develop evaluation protocols. Design and facilitate workshop on organizational capacity. Provide options for upgrading strategies for evaluating MAP’s work.
Maine Community Foundation – Conduct workshops on “Grantmaking for Stronger Communities: How to Make Grants That Have Impact,” and “Nonprofits and Community Impact.”
National Recycling Center – Facilitate Joint Council meeting.
National Rural Funders Collaborative – Design and implement participatory evaluation process.
Northern New Mexico Grantmakers – Present on “Building Organizational Capacity: What it is, how to build it, why it’s so hard.”
Old Arizona, Minneapolis – Evaluate effectiveness of youth programs and organizational capacity.
Otto Bremer Foundation and Banks – Facilitate meetings and produce job descriptions for Community Service Representatives.
Solstice River Celebration, Minneapolis – Report on results of survey regarding annual event.
Southern Arizona Grantmakers – Present on “Making Better Grants, Making Grants Better.”
Synergos Institute – Develop indicators for Phase 2 of “U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Project.”
The Link, Minneapolis – Facilitate staff retreat.
Tuesday Musical Association, Akron – Design and facilitate Board retreat.
Tucson Community Foundation – Consult re foundation’s Neighborhoods Grants Program.
University of Arkansas / Clinton School of Public Affairs – Serve as Scholar in Residence for Clinton School and write paper, “Community Philanthropy: Strategies for Impacting Vulnerable Populations.”
University of Minnesota Humanities Institute – Conduct evaluation of Humanities Institute’s effectiveness.
University of Texas El Paso – Consult regarding U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Project evaluation.
Youth Farm and Market Project – Conduct organizational assessment. Assist in evaluating La Placita project.
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