SolutionIST supports organizations and leaders with strategy, learning and influence, and all of the inevitable and exciting intersections!
Strategic planning, organizational development, program design, policy analysis, and gender analysis.
Training, workshop, and meeting design and facilitation, curriculum development, learning and reflective practice processes, research and analysis, and capacity strengthening.
Capacity strengthening for advocacy, campaigning, and movement building. Advocacy and campaign strategy development, and coalition building.
Examples of my work:
I design and guide strategic planning and learning processes for the Global Children Right’s team at the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund to advance their existing portfolio and grow their work on girls’ rights and gender justice.
I facilitate team processes and workshops, such as developing and leading an advocacy strategy workshop for the Count Me In! consortium. I supported members of the consortium and the Spotlight Civil Society Global Reference Group to advance their advocacy with the Spotlight Initiative, a European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls. The strategies they developed enabled feminist movements to hold Spotlight accountable.
COUNT ME IN!
Much of my work sits at the intersection of strategy, learning, and influence. For instance, I developed and supported the implementation of a knowledge building and advocacy strategy for Mama Cash’s Research, Knowledge, and Advocacy team. This enabled them to be more strategic and have processes in place to ensure that learning and research support the organization’s advocacy goals.
I supported CARE staff from seven countries (Cambodia, Honduras, Mali, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Malawi and India) to develop advocacy and campaign strategies around girls’ education, including the development and implementation of a multi-day training for staff members.
I have designed various curricula and guides to strengthen the capacity of organizational staff and partners. In partnership with Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives Program, Carlisle Levine and I developed a Champions’ Toolkit to support their advocacy through strategic and broader engagement of diverse actors.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
As part of their Global Advocacy Summit, I worked with ChildFund to create and implement an advocacy workshop for staff members from Mexico, Sri Lanka, Honduras, India, and the Philippines. The workshop focused on developing strategies to ensure the implementation of child rights and protection policies, including advocacy related to public budgets.