Over the past decade I have been involved with non-profit organizations at all levels imaginable: volunteer, intern, support staff, Executive Director, Board member, Board Chair, consultant to a Board of …
You are Collaborative | Innovative | Transformative
I support groups of environmental, economic, reproductive, and social justice advocates coming together to create a just world with a stable climate. Because when we come together as community we are collaborative, innovative, and transformative.About Services
Hi! I’m Licia (pronounced like “Leesha”) and I provide capacity-building support to organizations, coalitions, and networks.
why I do the work
Over the past decade I have been involved with non-profit organizations at all levels imaginable: volunteer, intern, support staff, Executive Director, Board member, Board Chair, consultant to a Board of Directors, start-up consultant.
Throughout this process I have learned a few things.
First, small groups of people hold immense power to create change.
Oftentimes nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and networks are groups of people coming together to try and solve a problem, fill a gap, or support a community that has been neglected by our current systems. These people are incredibly passionate and work tirelessly to enact a shared vision for a better future.
how I do the work
When working with organizations and networks I utilize co-design whenever possible, and here’s why:
- Co-design is a way of working together that challenges dominant cultures of collaboration and/or lack of collaboration
- Co-design, though creating flexible structures for engaging, is a process that synthesizes many perspectives and capacity levels of participants. The process itself is flexible, incorporates reflection, and can change over time as the group’s goals change and adapt.
- Co-design and the culture it represents can help us toward our bigger goals of social transformation, as we create new ways of engaging with each other and our own communities.