With time and space to reflect on both my prior accomplishments and future interests, I gained clarity toward three goals:
1. To continue on my current trajectory, partnering with ready nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to implement outcome management toward becoming high performing;
2. To forge toward a vision for the sector more broadly – partnering with research efforts and practical approaches to make shared measurement and collective impact possible;
3. To be more available and more present for my family.
Through DBN & Associates, a social purpose consultancy, I am actualizing all three of my goals. I am working with several inspiring new clients, including several in Chicago and a few distant ones that I can manage mostly via the web. I am consulting with a top-notch think tank in DC. And I’ve been able to be home with my boys to help with homework, teach the younger ones to ride bikes, and re-calibrate my work-life balance.
I am excited to co-create innovative work in partnership with respected clients, colleagues, mentors and associates.
What you can Expect from me and DBN & Associates, L3C
As a consultant and professional advisor, I pride myself on being well versed in the trends and research regarding social sector management and results and then having the emotional intelligence to translate that research into client success. I use a systems design approach to connect vision, mission and outcomes for clients and then guide them on the best route to implementation. DBN & Associates balances clients' desired outcomes with realistic operations, facilitating social programs and collective initiatives to achieve the best results possible with and for their target populations.
Vision: Social change is defined in terms of client outcomes, rather than well-intentioned programs and activities.
Mission: DBN partners with mission-driven leaders to effectively manage for client results. DBN leads social sector organizations toward high performance by sharing extensive expertise and tools to reflect, learn, change and continually improve.
I look forward to sharing my learning, contributing to effectiveness and moving the needle on social issues!
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