ABOUT 2017-09-05T15:11:51+00:00

WHY WE DO THIS

People work for social change to improve the lives of others, a pursuit that enriches us all. But turning visionary thinking into action isn’t simple. The issues and complexities facing leaders of today’s nonprofits, foundations, and government organizations are a constant challenge to the objectives they hope to achieve.
Communitas Consulting has dedicated itself exclusively to the social sector, providing the unique expertise and perspective that can clarify purpose, navigate the system, and build consensus with the people who make things happen. Our job is to make a difference where it matters most.

WHO WE ARE

Headed by Founder and Principal Consultant Saphira Baker, the Communitas Consulting team brings extensive experience, longstanding professional relationships, and a commitment to social justice. We collaborate closely with each client, understanding that every challenge is different and every solution requires a personalized approach. The Communitas Consulting team is a partner in your mission, working to make your vision of social change clear and achievable.

HOW WE WORK

Communitas Consulting believes that information is power. It begins with thorough research and a conversation to ensure that your project is grounded in verifiable data, the diagnosis is clear, and that your goals are measurable and achievable. It’s from this high level understanding that we establish trust and cooperation with stakeholders necessary for your work to succeed. The equation ultimately relies on people; helping them visualize innovative and significant ways to foster change, and giving them clear and positive actions for moving forward.

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“Communitas Consulting brought a lot of value-add in how to think about strengthening the evaluation’s application and clarifying the purpose. They’re not just spitting out what they heard, but making it valuable to us to inform our decisions.”

Tina R. Trent, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation, NeighborWorks®, Washington, DC

“Lots of people can do strategic planning, but Saphira’s real expertise is helping people see things that are bigger than one organization. One of her many strengths is helping diverse groups of stakeholders get together and visualize how systems can be different.”

Lisa Specter-Dunaway, CEO, Families Forward

“The way Saphira works, you immediately feel at ease and trust is built quickly. She already has credibility in the community and great relationships, and when people learned she was part of our process it added immediate credibility.”

Rich Schultz, Executive Director, Smart Beginnings

“Communitas Consulting brought a lot of value-add in how to think about strengthening the evaluation’s application and clarifying the purpose. They’re not just spitting out what they heard, but making it valuable to us to inform our decisions.”

Tina R. Trent, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation, NeighborWorks®, Washington, DC

“Lots of people can do strategic planning, but Saphira’s real expertise is helping people see things that are bigger than one organization. One of her many strengths is helping diverse groups of stakeholders get together and visualize how systems can be different.”

Lisa Specter-Dunaway, CEO, Families Forward

“The way Saphira works, you immediately feel at ease and trust is built quickly. She already has credibility in the community and great relationships, and when people learned she was part of our process it added immediate credibility.”

Rich Schultz, Executive Director, Smart Beginnings