Strategy + Advisory
I've conducted strategy or advisory work with more than 50 organizations across the private, public, and social purpose sectors. From shifting the product focus of a Miami-based fashion company to helping structure a London-based social business and a Cambridge-based foundation, my work focuses on strategy, messaging, and structure. While this work is usually with the board of directors and senior management team, I prefer to work throughout an organization—and with its users—to unearth what matters.
I also serve on a number of boards and strategy/steering groups. I enjoy board service, especially considering long-term strategy, financials, and how to grow while keeping and nourishing an organization's soul. Please reach out if that sounds like a fit. Recent service includes:
Medical and dental consent made simple and reassuring for patients, and less risky and faster for doctors. Consentic is an online platform of comprehensive, medicolegally reviewed, and patient-tested video animations that assist medical and dental consent. I was their first strategic advisor and remain on the advisory board.
MakerGirl provides inspirational STEAM education sessions for girls 7-10 years old. The nonprofit has worked with over 3,000 girls in 19 states since its creation by extraordinary young women in a social entrepreneurship course of mine in 2014. I serve on its board.
Chicago, IL | Champaign, IL | Cambridge, MA
The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a lively community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy. I've served on expert groups and panels about growing social enterprises and charities.
The Community Solutions Incubator believes in the power of social innovation and creativity to address our community’s most significant challenges. And we believe that local community members are best able to identify our unique problems and offer effective solutions. I was part of the founding leadership group.