Why Choose Blackbird
I have over 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector.
I have success in supporting nonprofit Executive Directors, Board of Directors, and staff with training, technical assistance, and capacity-building on issues such as board governance, board development, board recruitment, mission-driven program and policy development, strategic planning, and grant acquisition and management.
I also have a successful history of leading workshops, presenting key note addresses, and developing curricula on topics such as, but not limited to: trauma-informed services, cultural humility, being an adult survivor of childhood abuse, disaster preparedness and response, forming successful multidisciplinary community collaboratives, and the importance of listening sessions to best serve a nonprofit’s constituency.
What matters most to me is making sure nonprofit organizations recognize their value and harness their potential.
Because of my work within the field of the intervention and prevention of gender-based violence prior to starting Blackbird, I have a unique perspective on issues such as community organizing, popular education for social change, creating coordinated community responses to violence, and disaster response – human and nature-made. I am committed to social justice and I recognize the oppressive systems that create and maintain violence in our culture. As a result, I strive to create spaces that value diversity, equity and inclusion – while recognizing my own societal privileges as a white woman. This perspective has translated well into helping my clients solve complex issues and create new visions for their organization’s future.