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An obituary for strategic planning, written from a faith-based organization and equally relevant to nonprofits and others.

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Mr. Strategic Plan quietly passed away in the first decade of the 21st century. He was born many years ago in a military camp, later adopted by businesses, and then spent his last years among non-profits and churches. He flourished in a time marked by its slower pace and greater institutional resour…

Mar 27th 2:57pm • 1 Comment

I just signed up for a weeklong meditation retreat in June. We all need to make space for stillness and silence, at least sometimes. The only way I ever get it is to schedule it in, just like a work meeting. The non-refundable deposit also helps. We are most effective at whatever we do with our lives when we do it consciously and intentionally.

Mar 22nd 6:24pm • No Comments

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Susan Naimark - Community Builder, Author, Trainer

Mar 19th 8:13pm • No Comments

PROVIDING TOOLS
Susan Naimark provides consulting services to grassroots groups, nonprofit organizations, public school parent groups, schools and other public agencies.
BUILDING CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATIONS
My focus is on creating bridges between the different worlds in which I have been deeply involved: public schools, community development organizations, advocacy and organizing groups.
SUSTAINING CHANGE
My work helps people develop the skills, relationships, and understanding that enable them to work together to build equitable communities with renewed energy, motivation and hope.

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES OFFERED

  • training
  • technical assistance
  • supporting leaders, staff, volunteers and constituents

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • community building
  • program development
  • building racial equity
  • cross-cultural collaboration
  • education reform organizing
  • organizational systems to support volunteers and community partnerships
  • participatory decision-making processes