My passion is working with organizations who are willing to ask hard questions.
My goal is to serve as both an external, objective facilitator and a natural extension of your organization's team, as we look at both the forest and the trees to figure out what's working and what can be improved.
This kind of work is often described as capacity building, and I aim to build the capacity of both your organization and your team. My goal is for you to maintain a sense of ownership–these are we projects, not me projects. I'm always happy to teach you how I work and develop your capacity to answer questions in the future.
I believe that with your expertise in your mission and my expertise in nonprofits, process, and problem-solving, we can navigate through big questions together and develop plans that are useful and usable for moving forward.
I have served in every type of nonprofit role–Executive Director, program staff, board member, intern, volunteer, donor, and even client. I've been a nonprofit consultant for more than a decade and am the co-founder of Nonprofit Ombuds. This means I can relate to and work with everyone involved in our nonprofit community.
I'm a licensed attorney.
I am a stalwart fan of the Oxford comma.
I think communication is often both the root of the problem and its solution.
My favorite color is blue, and my first word was "light."
I enjoy asking questions, making connections, and solving puzzles.