Interview Summaries with Consultants and Nonprofit Leaders

Between November 2012 and February 2013, Shiree Teng conducted twelve interviews with consultant and nonprofit leader pairs to reflect on a project that they worked on together. Questions asked included:

  1. What resulted from the consulting project that was transformative?
  2. How was the nonprofit/NGO “ready” for this project?
  3. What are two or three things that made your partnership tick?
  4. Looking back, knowing what you know now, what’s one thing you would have done differently?
  5. Assuming the nonprofit/NGO leader has worked with consultants before, what made this partnership with the consultant different? More joyous? More impact?  And, for the consultant, what made this nonprofit/NGO leader stand out?
  6. How did you find each other?

Read the full report here > Interview Summary

Below we have included notes from a sampling of these interviews. The stories, examples, lessons learned and advice are invaluable.

Interview with Amy Reisch, First 5 Marin and Jara Dean-Coffey, jdcPartnerships

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Interview with Lester Strong, AARP and David La Piana, La Piana Consulting

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Interview with Heather Ramsey, Institute of International Education (IIE) and Beth Kanter, Social Media Strategies and Author

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Interview with Roger Kim and Mei-ying Williams, Asian Pacific Environmental Network and Carol Cantwell, Fun with Financials

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Interview with Ernesto Saldana, Early Edge and Belma Gonzalez, B Coaching and Consulting

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Interview with Pamela Shifman and Puja Dhawan, NoVo and Hanh Cao Yu, Social Policy Research Associates

Full interview:  Read here >
Summary highlights:  Read here >
Evaluation overview:  Read here >

Interview with Steve Majors, Family Equality Council and Holly Minch, Lightbox Collaborative

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Interview with John Good, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Lee Green, Redstone Strategy Group

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Interview with James Bell, W. Haywood Burns Institute and Inca Mohamed, Management Assistance Group

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Interview with Debra Suh, Center for Pacific Asian Family and Steve Lew, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

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Interview with Stephanie Poggi, National Network of Abortion Funds and Robin Katcher, Management Assistance Group

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Interview with Craig Barge and Josie Heath, Boulder Community Foundation and Kim Klain, Klein and Roth Consulting

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