Clients

Arcus Foundation – Presented results of a study of using small grants to support social movements in Ghana and Peru, in support of a global effort to learn how to monitor and evaluate social movement grantmaking for LGBT issues.

Catholic Relief Services — Produced an agency wide policy paper on climate change. Organized a consultation process with staff around the world and with other related organizations to produce findings and recommendations.

Colorado Interfaith Power and Light – Facilitated a strategic planning process to build a stronger faith constituency, diversify board membership, and raise resources.

Cultural  Survival — Provided expert input to documenting an ongoing human rights situation in northern Kenya. Conducted interviews with eyewitnesses, human rights NGOs, and government institutions. Wrote portions of the final report and worked on an advocacy strategy.

Eco-Accord Center for Environment and Sustainable Development – Research foundations and produce letters of inquiry to fund environmental health work in Russia and Central Asia.

Eco-Cycle – Wrote a fundraising proposal to expand the reach of the country’s pre­eminent recycling organization to support Zero Waste efforts around the world.

Global Greengrants Fund — Management of grantmaking in Africa, provide programmatic information to fundraising staff, general support for programmatic planning. Conducted two studies, one on donor advised grantmaking, and another on how to build movements to deal with the social and environmental effects of mining. Recruited new program staff.

Institute for Social and Environmental Transition International — Analyzed the organization, recommended organizational changes and implemented them to help the organization deal with the consequences of rapid growth and Executive Director transition.

Conducted a study of resilience during the Colorado Floods of September 2013.

Developed a conceptual framework and training materials for the American Red Cross International Programs staff to develop strong programs around the world to build resilience.

Facilitated Rockefeller Foundation/US Housing and Urban Development Resilience Summit and Resilience Academy discussions for state and local governments to prepare proposals for the National Disaster Resilience Competition.

The Lester Fund – Streamlined foundation grantmaking procedures, including developing forms and guidance for the grant cycle.  Upgraded the foundation web site.

Mercy Corps – Wrote a Guidance Document, developed a one day training and delivered training workshops for staff in Mercy Corps programs in Portland, Beijing, and Tokyo on Disaster Risk Redution, Cllimate Change Adaptation, and Resilience.

New Foundations Nonviolence Center — Research and writing to build a foundation fundraising program to support the Alternatives to Violence training program for prisoners in Colorado.

National Council of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers — Wrote a funding proposal for a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about development in the Third World.  The proposal was funded by the Ford Foundation for a total of US$100,000.

No Impact Project — Strategic advising on foundation and individual fundraising in support of an innovative effort to bring new people into the environmental movement. Based on the book and movie of Colin Beavan’s efforts to reduce his environmental impact over one year, the No Impact Project helps people example their own lives and values, build community with like minded people, and improve their quality of life while going easier on the planet.  Fundraising resulted in several foundation proposals and the generation of a set of major donors.

Pesticide Action Network International – Research and development of fundraising strategy for the premiere international network working to protect people from the dangers of pesticides.

Philanthropiece – Facilitated an advisory board retreat, and served as a resource person to help the advisory board consider its approach to community development. Wrote a brief guide to how assess good projects, and posed planning questions for the organization to consider for future development.

RTC Impact Fund – Set up basic infrastructure of a new organization to bring communities faced with mining projects up to speed to manage impact investors and vastly multiply the resources available to them to manage community priorities.

Thirst-Aid – Drafted a Memorandum of Understanding for a program in Uganda for financing from the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol to generate carbon credits through verified carbon emissions reductions.

Urgent Action Fund for Women – Coaching on the development of a logical framework for a global proposal to the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID).

Women in Europe for a Common Future — Editing and writing a fundraising proposal for funding from Quick Start Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme to support NGO activity in Tajikistan and Georgia. The proposal was approved for almost $100,000.