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.
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.
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.
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.
Naomi is a strategy and management consultant at Public Equity Group, working with clients to create positive impact in disadvantaged communities across the country. Previously, she worked with AmeriCares to manage effective and efficient delivery of medical aid to global partners. Naomi has also worked as a research analyst for a variety of initiatives, including Get Screened Oakland and the International Family AIDs Program.
Helen has a passion for improving opportunities for youth through education. Her independent consulting practice focuses on program evaluation, curriculum and teacher professional development, and technical assistance. Helen has also worked as the research manager on an Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) validation study to evaluate READS for Summer Learning, a program aimed at improving reading comprehension outcomes in high-poverty elementary schools.
Kris brings a deep understanding of data and evaluation to her consulting work with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, including expertise in measurement design, implementation, analysis, and reporting. As a thought partner to her clients, she is particularly experienced with and passionate about health and health care, education and youth services, leadership development, and organizational capacity building.
Nate builds programs and manages projects that help nonprofits optimize impact and efficiency. With more than three years’ experience designing and scaling beneficiary feedback systems, his approach uses a lens of social justice and incorporates both human-centered designs and evidenced-based practices. Nate is the program innovation analyst at the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), which provides employment services to formerly incarcerated individuals.
Sophie builds feedback and broader performance measurement systems from the ground up for nonprofits, always striving to match an organization’s strategic interests with appropriate measurement tools and methods. Her background includes nearly 15 years of experience in the federal government and the nonprofit sector, where she built, implemented, and evaluated anti-poverty programs both domestically and internationally.
Justin is an independent consultant focused on developing program evaluation tools for nonprofit organizations. Prior to consulting, Justin was a research fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he developed survey instruments to collect data from marginalized populations.
STACY MCLOUGHLIN TAYLOR
Stacy brings more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to her independent consulting practice, which focuses on strategic planning and partnerships. Her approach starts with amplifying the voices of constituents and blends behavioral economics with user-centered design. Stacy also serves as the Head of Social Innovation at Propel, a technology company serving low-income Americans.
June has worked in the social sector for 15 years, bridging data and analysis with experience and reflection to bring about change. As an independent consultant, she works to improve organizational processes, facilitate learning, and implement measurement systems for nonprofits and foundations. Prior to consulting, she served as the organizational learning officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.