The other day, preparing to deliver difficult news to a client, I could feel tension in my shoulders. It was only later that I realized my reaction had to do with my own desire not to disappoint others or make people upset. [...]
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Read “A Sense of Urgency,” featuring an interview with Communitas Consulting Principal, Saphira M. Baker, on her insights in designing and co-facilitating a new Equity and Health Fellowship Program for the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation.
Communitas Consulting was recently approved as a full member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG), requiring recommendations from five philanthropic clients and deep consulting experience.
One of the joys of my last several months has been becoming an Executive Coach to nine leaders in housing and community development organizations as part of the NeighborWork’s Achieving Excellence program. The program enrolls individuals who want to make a [...]
See presentation on philanthropic approaches to promoting heath equity and why greater equity matters. Communitas Consulting recently prepared this deck for the Mary Black Foundation’s strategic planning retreat in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
SEVEN WAYS TO STAY FOCUSED | I often facilitate meetings where a group of thoughtful people plan for large-scale change in their organizations or the community. I feel privileged to be with them during this time of reflection and creativity; when [...]
Neighborworks® America Selects Saphira Baker of Communitas Consulting as One of Five Coaches for National Achieving Excellence Program, in collaboration with Harvard University [Press release]
The cues for being an effective collaborative leader can be confusing. How do you share decision-making power with multiple partners and lead with decisiveness at the same time? If you follow the literature on effective collaborative leaders, you will find that effective [...]
As collective impact takes off across the nation, there are multiple guides to establishing a successful venture. Yet because the field is so new, there is less information about how to keep these collaborative efforts going and the management strong after [...]
Once a strategic plan is complete, what gives it traction and potency? Communitas Consulting’s Saphira Baker interviewed two clients to find out what keeps their plans from “sitting on a shelf.” The Mary Black Foundation in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has [...]