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 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.