Serving Collaborative Change

Screen Shot 2013-05-23 at 9.59.38 PMIn a previous blog post, I wrote about my growing interest in serving collaborative change initiatives in Southern California. Since then, I wrote an article published by OD Practitioner based on my research of collaborative change initiatives. As an organization development practitioner, the focus of my consultant practice serves collaborative initiatives, which include the following:

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Smart Growth California

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-11-23-21-amFor the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, I continue coordinating the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative. I wrote a blog post sharing updates on the passage of four ballot measures moving Los Angles towards becoming a healthier, equitable and sustainable place. For more information, check out the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative and Smart Growth California’s funder convening, which I’m also helping plan and facilitate.


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My 150th Client: Southern California Grantmakers


Park needs assessment map developed by GreenInfo Network

I’m thrilled to support my 150th client, Southern California Grantmakers. Like my work with the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, I’m helping out with SCG’s environmental funders group, another collaborative endeavor working on a complimentary set of issues in a larger geographic footprint.  I’m planning and facilitating quarterly convenings and the most recent session, Mapping the Environment to Identify Community Needs took place on October 26th. Previously, I helped planned Air Quality: Impacts on Health, Community and Justice in Southern California and am planning a New Administration the the Environment: What’s in store for SoCal session.  Continue reading

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31 Pacific Coast Collaboratives

Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 2.06.51 PMThe Pacific Coast Collaborative serves as “a formal basis for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and information sharing, and a common voice on issues facing Pacific North America” that includes Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington. Numerous social sector, multi-partner collaboratives are working together on issues related to climate change, health, equity and sustainability. Continue reading

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My Pacific Coast Bike Tour: 10 Year Anniversary

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 10.16.00 AMDuring the summer of 2006, I bike toured down the mighty Pacific Coast, from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, California. Along the way, I connected with friends, family and a network of  local leaders creating sustainable communities. It was a transformative time for me as I transitioned from living in New York City back to where I grew up in Southern California. An unforgettable ride!
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22 Places to Retreat Along the Pacific Coast

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 3.40.15 PMTen years ago, I biked toured down the beautiful Pacific Coast, from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, visiting leaders working on urban sustainability and meeting up with friends and family along the way. It was a transformative time for me, which also coincided with me launching my consulting practice. As a way to reconnect with the Pacific Coast, I’ve researched places to retreat that I hope to visit someday: Continue reading

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39 Climate Change Initiatives in Southern California

Screen Shot 2016-01-23 at 1.38.18 PMAs part of my work coordinating the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, I organized a funder briefing exploring the intersection of climate change, health and equity in Southern California. I researched organizations and collaboratives in Southern California (from the nonprofit sector) working on this and am pleased to share the following list with you. If I’m missing key organizations or collaboratives, please let me know. Thanks! And thanks to all of the people working on the following: Continue reading

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My 2015 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 3.10.57 PMCelebrating my 10th year of consulting, I continued to evolve my organization development practice. Throughout year, I coordinated the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, which connected me to multiple leaders, organizations and collaboratives working towards healthy, sustainable and equitable places. In 2015, I served 20 collaboratives and/or organizations, facilitating 30 retreats and meetings. Below are some photos I shared on twitter,
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