I value relationships and appreciate all of the fantastic people in my life. When facilitating retreats, I do my best to build stronger relationships within the leadership I serve. Outside of retreats, I do my best to steward relationships I have developed over the years. Whenever I can, I attempt to connect people from different parts of my life together. When serving clients, I keep on the lookout for potential volunteers, members, donors and board members. As I reflect on my own network, some categories emerged:
My clients: Many of the organizations I serve relate to each other and leverage each others work.
- Nonprofit Resource Centers: In addition to leading trainings at various places around town, I have also developed good relationships with staff at these organizations.
- My Affiliates: A network of skilled practitioners that I’m always looking for opportunities to collaborate with.
- My Associates: My support team helping me provide quality services to my clients.
Leaders/Change makers: Since most of the organizations I serve are social change organizations working to improve the quality of life, I have built relationships with a set of leaders working on a variety of issues.
- #NPLA: As a way to create an ongoing dialog about nonprofit related issues in LA, I created this hashtag on twitter and invite you to join the conversation.
- My past work experiences: I have strong ties the growing bicycling community after having launched the LA County Bicycle Coalition so many years ago.
My knowledge of LA: Many of you know I love mapping LA, whether it be mapping places to retreat in SoCal, Scenic Vistas or my involvement with the LA Urban Rangers.
- My friends, family, neighbors, community and mentors: I’m grateful for so many supportive people in my life. See me on Facebook, Linked in and Twitter.
If I can introduce you to anyone in my network, please let me know. Or, if there is someone in your network that you would like to introduce me to, please let me know that as well. Thanks!