Fund for Shared Insight is delighted to partner with the following individuals and organizations who help make the work of the funder collaborative possible through their writing craft, diversity-inclusion-equity consulting, evaluation, and technology/website assistance.
Debbie Blum is a writer and editor partnering with Fund for Shared Insight team to produce on-point, readable, and reliable communications. In her freelance work, she delivers a variety of content to media, business, and nonprofit clients. Debbie started her career as a reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, where she developed special expertise in covering the nonprofit world. Her experience continues to inform and inspire her work in the social/philanthropic sector.
Both analytical and creative, James bridges business needs and creative possibilities. Over the course of 15 years in advertising and branding, he has helped clients of every size – from Fortune 500 corporations to startups – by crafting presentations, establishing brand foundations, and drafting marketing communications that resonate with audiences. He continues in this capacity for Fund for Shared Insight and other nonprofits as a principal at Dayspring Studio.
Hailing from Hawaii, Janet brings an unmistakable island warmth to her professional relationships. She reserves her intensity for her creative process. Janet has been thoughtfully solving client design challenges for 18 years, since the founding of Dayspring Technologies and, subsequently, Dayspring Studio. As the lead designer, she was instrumental in the development of Fund for Shared Insight’s brand identity and continues to provide design leadership.
Meenakshi Abbi joined RPA’s San Francisco office in May 2012. As a member of the Sponsored Projects Team, Meenakshi manages projects focused on a range of issues including education, capacity building, and arts and culture. She comes to RPA with a diverse background ranging from directing programs and computer programming to workforce development and volunteering for social justice organizations.
Paula Rowland, PhD. Director at ORS Impact, brings a unique blend of skills from working with nonprofits, cultural competence from working cross-culturally, and experience as a program evaluation consultant to improve education, health, and social programs at community, state, national, and international levels. Her current work includes evaluation capacity building, improving nonprofit and philanthropic effectiveness, leadership development, and early learning.
Sarah Stachowiak is passionate about evaluation – a systematic method that combines inquiry and the strategic use of data to facilitate better decision-making and ultimately greater impact for social change. A respected facilitator, trainer, and coach, Sarah helps organizations transform evaluation work into broader learning initiatives that help define next strategies and spur new understanding about sustainability and capacity building. She is currently the CEO of ORS Impact.