Author Archives: Ron Milam

About Ron Milam

Ron Milam, MSOD, works to transform the Pacific Coast into a sustainable region through leadership and organization development for collaborative change initiatives. Since 2005, Ron has served over 150 clients as an organization and network development practitioner.

Understanding and Challenging Systemic Racism: Readings and Practices

After the murder of George Floyd, one way in which I responded was by writing blog post, and what follows is another post sharing readings, insights and practices from my own learning journey to better understand something that by design … Continue reading

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The Funders Network

It’s been awhile since I posted a blog, and that’s partly because I’ve been working on a long-term consulting project serving The Funders Network, directing Smart Growth California. In that work, I’ve had the opportunity to build relationships with funders, … Continue reading

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Collaborative Leadership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

I recently completed a year-long training process supporting the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Collaborative Leadership program. With DPH taking a lead in designing the overall training framework that consisted of two cohorts with 76 participants, my role … Continue reading

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Smart Growth California

For 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 … Continue reading

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My 150th Client: Southern California Grantmakers

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 their Environmental Funders Group, another collaborative endeavor working on a complimentary set of issues in a larger geographic footprint. Since … Continue reading

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37 Pacific Coast Collaboratives

The 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 … Continue reading

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