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INTERVIEW: A SENSE OF URGENCY

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.

INTERVIEW: A SENSE OF URGENCY 2017-09-05T13:32:59+00:00

COMMUNITAS JOINS NATIONAL CONSULTANT NETWORK

 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.

COMMUNITAS JOINS NATIONAL CONSULTANT NETWORK 2017-08-31T14:27:53+00:00

REFUELING YOUR PASSION AND STAYING ON TRACK

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 [...]

REFUELING YOUR PASSION AND STAYING ON TRACK 2017-08-16T15:07:06+00:00

PRESENTATION: PROMOTING HEALTH EQUITY

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.

PRESENTATION: PROMOTING HEALTH EQUITY 2017-09-05T13:42:50+00:00

ARE WE TOO BUSY TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

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 [...]

ARE WE TOO BUSY TO CHANGE THE WORLD? 2017-08-21T14:06:54+00:00

NEIGHBORWORKS® AMERICA SELECTS SAPHIRA BAKER AS COACH

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]

NEIGHBORWORKS® AMERICA SELECTS SAPHIRA BAKER AS COACH 2017-09-05T13:59:39+00:00

WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP AND WHAT IS IT NOT?

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 [...]

WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP AND WHAT IS IT NOT? 2017-08-16T16:52:58+00:00

WHAT GIVES COLLABORATIONS STAYING POWER OVER TIME?

 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 [...]

WHAT GIVES COLLABORATIONS STAYING POWER OVER TIME? 2017-08-07T17:49:31+00:00

HELPING YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN TAKE ROOT 

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 [...]

HELPING YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN TAKE ROOT  2017-08-07T17:50:15+00:00

THE PERSONAL ELEMENT OF COLLABORATION

As enthusiasm about collective impact grows, technical assistance, conferences, websites, and guidebooks are also on the increase, distilling the process into phases, and bringing experts together to share what they know. The stakes are high: effective collaborations can improve school systems, [...]

THE PERSONAL ELEMENT OF COLLABORATION 2017-08-16T15:13:31+00:00