Facilitation, Plans, Proposals – My Services
I can help you move your work forward through
- Facilitated meetings and retreats
- Strategic plans
- Grant proposals
Meeting and Retreat Facilitation
I’ll chat with you to understand what you want to achieve from your meeting or retreat. I’ll ask questions to learn more about your organization and people. Then I’ll put together an agenda and process to meet your goals. You can give me your feedback to ensure what I do will fit your culture.
If your group likes to have a little fun while working hard, I’ve got that covered. If they want to focus solely on getting the job done, I can offer an efficient process. Or maybe a little of both…
You have a lot of roles to play in your organization – facilitator doesn’t have to be one of them, especially for those occasional, really important meetings and retreats.
Strategic Plan Development
You’re busy. It’s hard to plan for the future when the present is giving you plenty to do. But you know you need a plan for your organization and programs.
If you need to gather information first, I can help with that – interviewing stakeholders, employing surveys, running focus groups, analyzing information, generating reports.
Your staff need a common playbook to work together. Your Board needs a clear idea of what your organization does and where it’s going. Your funders want to see your plan before they’ll invest. And you need the plan to see where the gaps are coming up that partners can fill.
Grant Proposal Writing
You need additional funding, but it may be hard to fit in the time to write proposals. Or you may feel like you need a fresh set of eyes on how to communicate your organization’s story.
I can quickly get up to speed on what you do and the needs you are meeting. I can ask you a few questions to get the specifics. You review everything I write. It can be a relatively painless process.
Am I a Good Fit for Your Organization?
Do you want someone who…
- Pays attention to the details while seeing the big picture?
- Maintains good communication and takes no more time than necessary?
- Listens to what you want to achieve and targets that in all activities?
- Shares your passion to make a positive difference?
- Prioritizes inclusion, equity and justice?
- Encourages feedback and criticism?
- Values empathy and compassion?
I’d love the opportunity to chat with you about your project and give you a proposal. Animal Welfare and Environmental organizations? – I am especially interested in working with you.
And – thanks for taking the time to check out my website and consider my services.
Nice Things That People Say
Thanks for the retreat!! Amazingly positive comments about it – people thought the best ever!! You did a fabulous job.Kay Hutchinson, Former Director of Programs, REACH CDC
It was the most worthwhile planning day I’ve ever seen…and I’ve seen a lot of them!Planning leader, First United Methodist Church, Portland OR
Out of 300 applicants, 11 grants were awarded and we got one! Thank you, Dana. We all really appreciate your help and know you made the difference for us.Lynn Knox, former Sr. Program Manager, PDC/Prosper portland
Get in Touch
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