Capacity-Building

Research & Policy Analysis

I provide clear, concise explanations and recommendations on complex education and social policy issues. It’s what I do best.

Advocacy

I will champion your students or cause with tenacity, diplomacy, and the highest ethical standards.

Grant Writing & Prospect Research

Let an expert handle your grant proposals and report writing, so you can raise more money while saving time to do what you do best. I can manage everything from prospect research to multi-million-dollar federal grant applications.

Cases for Support

I will help you develop a strong case for support that resonates with foundations, major donors, and public funders. I also can work alongside your board or staff to solicit major gifts, so you’re not spinning your wheels on low-impact fundraising activities.

Program Evaluation & Database Optimization

Is your program making an impact? How do you know? I will dig deep into your program, donor, or constituent data, clean it up, and help you use data to do transformational work.

Creative Education Projects

Are you ready to create something radically different? Like a community school? Or a college access network? Me too. Let’s go for it.

Communications

Writing & Editing

There’s nothing I can’t handle. I’ve written and edited policy briefs, state statutes, school newsletters, nonprofit annual reports, op-eds, Congressional press releases, candidate speeches, corporate trade journals, trigonometry software, etc. No job is too big or too small.

Website & Social Media Content

I’ve provided content, design, and strategy for dozens of websites, blogs, and social media platforms. I can boost your online presence quickly and cost-effectively, so more people can learn about your great work.

Connections

Public-Private Partnerships

I can help break down the usual silos and get people working together for the common good.

Family & Community Engagement

If you want to engage more families and community members in an authentic way, I can help you implement some simple tools and strategies with big impact.

Coaching

Great schools and organizations are built on a culture of trust in which everyone feels empowered to dare greatly and bring their wholehearted selves to the arena. My group facilitation and coaching, based in part on the work of Brene Brown’s Dare to LeadTM and Daring ClassroomsTM, can help your team get there. (Coming soon!)