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The Strategy Group is a small team of passionate and deeply committed professionals driven toward a vision of social, economic, educational and health equity; improving the life conditions of our fellow humans; and supporting organizations like foundations, organizations, schools and nonprofits to achieve their potential as agents of social good.

We believe in the power of a compelling mission woven with the passion of individuals and organizations to bring about lasting change in our most vulnerable communities. It's our experience that mission with passion can lead to remarkable innovations; all communities have the power to bring about change. But, communities often need support and an approach or strategy to ensure that the needed conditions and capacities are in place to birth and sustain a new way of relating, living, working, educating, and caring for others in community.

In collaboration with our national partners like the Network Weaver Consultants Network, Youth Development Strategies, Inc., AMMA Services and HEAL Alliance, Optimize Passion LLC, Breakwater Light LLC, and Indigo Innovation Group, we seek new ways to engage and support community, particularly the most vulnerable, to create a stronger, strategic and human-centered approach to community change.

We would be honored to support you on your journey to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and make our communities places we all can call home!

 








Dr. William Moore is Principal at The Strategy Group, an international consulting firm supporting strategy design and execution for foundations, organizations, and communities. Bill is a research psychologist and serves also as the Vice-President of Youth Development Strategies, Inc, a research and development firm based in Hamilton, NJ. He is a Senior Fellow at the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Senior Associate at the Texas Health Institute, and Rural Health advisor to the St. David’s Foundation and the Fayette Community Foundation. Bill recently rolled off the the Board of Directors of the Association for Consultants to Nonprofits where he was the Chair of the Governance Committee. Bill is a former professor, philanthropy executive, CEO, and senior director of research. Bill serves on the Board of Directors for two nonprofits focused on mental health and wellbeing. 


Bill is part of an educational legacy in Kansas City. His maternal grandmother was a recognized pioneer educator in special education. She founded the first private school in Kansas City (The Kester Foundation for Exceptional Children) for developmentally disabled children to receive a quality education, as public schools would not enroll students with disabilities. Early in his career Bill served as a middle school and high school teacher, Chair of a high school Social Sciences Department, magnet school program evaluator, and Director of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment at two urban school systems. As the Director of Research and Evaluation in the Kansas City Missouri School District he served as an expert witness in the case in which the Federal District Court found the State of Missouri and KCMSD liable for perpetuating school segregation and creating substandard learning environments for children of color to succeed. 


Bill’s career journey is motivated by his profound sense of injustice experienced by persons experiencing poverty and lack of access to high quality community services and supports.  Bill has had opportunities to support struggling urban schools by creating innovative data collection systems (Measuring What MattersTM at the Institute for Research and Reform in Education) so that students and teachers could track student progress to graduation in real-time; design and implement funding opportunities to support the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and underserved communities of color in metropolitan Kansas City (REACH Healthcare Foundation);  partner with city and national leaders to fund and implement community-wide strategies to capture data about the unmet health care needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations in urban neighborhoods; and over the last decade he has partnered with nonprofits and philanthropists to catalyze resident-led networks in rural communities to power movements that lead to improved health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable and marginalized in our communities. These are communities of color with a long history of intergenerational institutionalized bias, trauma and poverty rooted in structural and persistent racism. 


Bill has led or been a member of numerous interdisciplinary teams conducting research on breast cancer treatment, mental health and substance abuse, community health, “hotspotting” studies of disease burden and access to health care for marginalized and isolated populations, youth development, educaton reform, and models of community engagement and empowerment to activate social change to improve rural health and wellbeing. Bill has been a member of a variety of community health needs assessment advisory councils; participated as a philanthropic member of the White House Rural Health Council on Public-Private Partnerships; member of the Council on the Future of Public Health in Kansas; and  member of the Kansas City Crisis Center Community Advisory Board, Circuit Court of Missouri. He has been certified by the U.S. Federal District Court in Kansas City, MO as a expert witness in research and evaluation focused on school racial desegregation. 


Bill currently leads a community network building initiative in multiple rural counties in Texas for the St. David’s Foundation modeled after the investment approach he designed while serving as the Vice-President for Program, Evaluation and Policy at the REACH Healthcare Foundation. He formerly served as an assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center and at Auburn University and a senior researcher at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Bill’s work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of the Grants Professionals Association, Applied Measurement in Education, Educational Assessment, International Journal of Education Research, Health Education and Behavior, Medical Care, The Gerontologist, and the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry


His ongoing work on resident-led social impact networks can be found in recent publications by Grantmakers in Health, Voices from the Field and The Foundation Review. Bill recently designed and participated in a successful panel presentation focused on philanthropic models of rural community engagement and empowerment in the June 2024 Grantmakers in Health Annual Conference in Portland, OR. The session was titled Unapologetically Rural: How Three Foundations are Changing the Game.

Summary of Services and Supports

Summary of Services and Supports

The Strategy Group offers a full suite of services focused on organizational development, community engagement and capacity building, and equitable opportunities. Click the link below to download a summary of services for organizations and for communities.

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Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership Coaching, and Strategy Design

Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership Coaching, and Strategy Design

The Strategy Group's consultants have decades of experience helping organizations expand their capacity and sharpen their strategic focus through strategic planning, program and service delivery evaluation, theory of change, organizational development and learning systems design, implementing learning communities or Communities of Practice, and designing and implementing organizational and community capacity building plans. Foundations, as learning organizations, considering participatory grantmaking, can be guided by experienced former foundation leaders who understand the challenges philanthropy faces when trying to adopt a new ethos and processes to empower communities and move decision making to the community-level.

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Social Impact Networks

Social Impact Networks

The Strategy Group is a member of the Network Weavers Consultants Network and offers a variety of effective strategies to engage community members in important dialogue and planning efforts to improve capacities and conditions in communities to mobilize around pressing community problems. When your organization or community is ready to consider how community- or organization-based networks can benefit your stakeholders (or business) TSG can advise, consult, facilitate and support the work. Click Learn More for a short article and two videos about Networks and Network Weaving

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Equitable Opportunities

Equitable Opportunities

The Strategy Group is an organization committed to social justice and equity for all people. Toward that end The Strategy Group and our partners assist foundations to develop their equity lens, implement participatory grantmaking like shared gifting and gifting circles, and create inclusive community engagement processes. With our purpose-driven clients we provide leadership coaching, staff workshops, facilitated strategy design sessions and supports to center equity in organizational governance and operations.

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William Moore, Ph. D.

Principal

Dr. William Moore is the Principal and Founder of The Strategy Group. He is a research psychologist and leads a consulting team supporting communities, philanthropy, and organizations. Bill also serves as a Senior Associate at the Texas Health Institute, Senior Fellow at the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Vice-President at Youth Development Strategies, Inc. Bill is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits. Bill has the distinction of serving as the first Project Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Civic Engagement Technical Assistance Center in Washington DC. He formerly served as the Vice-President of Programs and Evaluation at the REACH Healthcare Foundation in Kansas City and as a Senior Research Associate at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. View Bill's LinkedIn Profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moorewp/

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Krystal Grimes, M.S., LPC

Senior Affiliated Consultant for DEIB Initiatives, Network Operations, and Community Engagement

Krystal Grimes, M.S., LPC is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group and is the Chief Strategist and Founder of AMMA Empowerment Services, LLC and the HEAL Alliance. Krystal is recognized regionally and internationally as a safe space creator and mental health strategist. Through an intrinsic ability and desire to support others, Krystal has positioned herself as a convener and facilitator for healing and diversity initiatives, supporting the creation of inclusive and brave spaces for dialogue and innovation.

David A. Smith, MA, CFRE

Senior Affiliated Consultant for Board Development and President, The David Group, LLC

David Smith is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group. A former Club kid himself, Smith was hired in 1994 as President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and led the organization for nearly 25 years through tremendous growth. David provides board development training and support for new and experienced board members and organization's seeking to strengthen their board's capacity.

Priscilla Ruiz

Senior Affiliated Consultant for Leadership Development and Network Weaving

Pricilla Ruiz is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group. Priscilla is a high energy, socially minded professional, who seeks to serve historically marginalized communities through positive advocacy and program development. Her skills include: Bilingual - Spanish; Exceptional interpersonal & communications skills; Public Speaking; Grant Writing; Life Coach/Mentor; Network Weaver; Leadership skills including: active listening, motivation, strategic planning, conflict resolution, cultural competence. Priscilla serves as a member of the Bastrop Independent School District Board of Directors and is the Network Leadership Coach for the Central Texas Health and Wellbeing Network.

Jennifer Alexander

Senior Affiliated Consultant for Organizational Development

Jennifer Alexander is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group and is the founder of Optimize Passion LLC, a boutique management consultancy that provides capacity building and support services to small businesses and growing nonprofit organizations. Jennifer also serves as the part-time Executive Director of Fountain of Life (a nonprofit serving immigrant Asian immigrant/refugee senior community in GKC). Jennifer specializes in building the governance, administrative, fund development, and marketing capacities of nonprofit organizations transitioning from start-up to growth. She particularly enjoys working with passionate founders and inaugural board members who are navigating the nonprofit sector for the very first time. Jennifer obtained a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management in 2015 and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2011 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professional and holds a Certificate in Fundraising from the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

Optimize Passion, LLC

Amanda Krenos

Senior Affiliated Consultant for Graphic Design

Amanda Krenos is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group. She is an award-winning creative professional with more than twelve years of experience turning ideas and concepts into eye-catching visuals. In addition to her work with The Strategy Group, Amanda spends her time on personal art and freelance projects, and previously served as the graphic designer at Kansas City PBS. During her time there, she was responsible for developing art direction for campaigns and projects as well as creating art and design for broadcast, video, print, social media, web, email, and large-format applications. Her work supported efforts that included sales, marketing, fundraising, and production. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in art at The Pennsylvania State University before coming to Kansas City.

Michelle Gambone, Ph. D.

Senior Affiliated Consultant for Youth Initiatives and President, Youth Development Strategies, Inc.

Dr. Michelle Gambone is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group. Michelle is the President of Youth Development Strategies, Inc. (YDSI) and received her Doctorate in Sociology from Princeton University. She has served as the principal investigator on many complex community-based initiatives involving a broad range of organizations/stakeholders (e.g., youth organizations, churches, health providers, schools, neighborhood councils, local and federal government agencies, foundations, etc.). Previously, her work was focused on working with community councils to create strategic plans to guide implementation and evaluation of community wide changes to policies, funding and activities to better support their youth.

Youth Development Strategies, Inc.

Adena Klem, Ph. D.

Senior Affiliated Consultant for Evaluation and Founder, Klem Consulting

Dr. Adena Klem is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group and Founder of Klem Consulting with 25 years of experience leading theory of change-based evaluations and planning sessions. A social psychologist by training, Adena has overseen complex, multi-site evaluations and data collection efforts in rural and urban communities. She has worked with state departments of education, institutes of higher education, foundations, non-profit organizations, K-12 schools, early childhood education providers, families, and community members as they embark on the process of implementing meaningful change within and across systems and communities. Throughout her work, Adena uses participatory change-making approaches that take into account the complexity of real-world problems and the value that diverse lived experiences bring to the solutions of those problems. She is passionate about providing children – particularly those growing up in historically underserved communities – with high-quality opportunities to learn and excel. Adena is also committed to being a liaison who can bridge the divide between research-based best practices and the communities, organizations, and foundations working to improve the lives of children and their families. View Adena’s linked in profile on www.linkedin.com/in/amklem.

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Jamie Lee Manning

Senior Affiliated Consultant

Jamie is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group and serves as the Public Initiatives Program Director at the Fayette Community Foundation. She is a senior non-profit leader with a proven track record of developing and building mission-driven organizations. Jamie is a creative, dynamic manager, trainer and developer of diverse staff. She is experienced at developing, managing and directing results driven nonprofits and has a wealth of experience in partnership building, staff management, program design, and change management. Jamie has strong conceptual, analytical, planning and communication skills. Jamie earned her B.A. in Community Planning and Non-Profit Management from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, College of Public and Community Service.

Cheri Hatcher

Senior Affiliated Consultant for Adult Education and Equity

Cheri Hatcher is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group. Cheri is a doctoral student in the Adult, Professional, and Community Education program at Texas State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master of Arts in education, with a graduate certificate in adult education. She made a career pivot in 2019, returning to education to pursue a Ph.D., but previously worked in the academic publishing industry for nearly 20 years. Working in the health sciences space, she worked closely with nurse educators in a consultative capacity around curriculum design, implementation, and execution of digital classroom assets such as computer-aided assessment and virtual clinical simulations. As a qualitative researcher, Cheri is interested in gender equity issues and, more broadly, promoting equity across marginalized populations. She is most interested in exploring topics of gendered knowledge production, social justice, and the vulnerabilities among marginalized populations centered around adult learning frameworks. She is committed to collaborative research, writing, and capacity building, exploring the material and cultural infrastructures shaping our collective experiences and perceptions.

Annalisa Gramlich, MS, MA, LPC, RYT-200

Senior Affiliated Consultant for Higher Education Initiatives

Annalisa Gramlich is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with The Strategy Group. and serves as the Director of Assessment and Accreditation at Rockhurst University. Annalisa is an education research psychologist, licensed professional counselor, and certified yoga teacher. She has Master’s degrees in Education Research and Psychology and Counseling Psychology. Annalisa has a wealth of experience in various industries and disciplines including leadership studies, education research and psychology, market research, and independent consulting. She specializes in helping others find the answers that they are looking for through thoughtful collaboration. Annalisa is a key partner with The Strategy Group

National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)

Youth Justice Nonprofit

The Strategy Group, in partnership with Indigo Innovation Group, is facilitating the strategic planning and theory of change process for the National Juvenile Justice Network based in Washington DC.

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St. Davids Foundation

Health Foundation

The Strategy Group is supporting the St. David's Foundation in a multi-year implementation of resident-led networks in their four rural county service area. To date, more than 100 residents have been trained as network weavers, 60+ resident-led projects have been funded through participatory grantmaking circles (i.e., shared gifting), and several weavers have taken their leadership to elected offices. A diverse local resident-led network leadership team is in place and is supported by TSG's technical assistance team. The anticipated long-term goal of such an investment would be to dramatically strengthen the capacity of rural communities to collaboratively create local innovations to solve or reduce the negative consequences of pressing social and health problems in their own communities.

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University of Kansas School of Engineering

Public University

The Strategy Group and our partner Youth Development Strategies, Inc are supporting the University of Kansas School of Engineering in the development of their new three-year strategic plan and theory of change.

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North Carolina Housing Coalition

Nonprofit membership organization

The Strategy Group, in partnership with Indigo Innovation Group, is supporting the North Carolina Housing Coalition to develop their strategic plan and theory of change.

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Fayette Community Foundation

Fund, Community Foundation

The Strategy Group is partnering with the Fayette Community Foundation to design and implement a new fund at the Foundation. The Rural Community Health Fund has been seeded with $250,000 from the St. David's Foundation with the purpose of investing in vulnerable and underserved rural populations in Central Texas.

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Sisters in Christ

Nonprofit

The Strategy Group, in partnership with Optimize Passion, LLC, facilitated the strategic planning and theory of change process with Sisters in Christ - Kansas City.

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The Health Foundation, London

Multi-national health foundation

The Strategy Group partnered with the Health Foundation in London, England to build the capacity of the Q Network of health care professionals to become more collaborative and innovative in solving pressing health problems in the UK.

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The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund

Fund, Foundation

The Strategy Group supported The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund to develop their first Theory of Change and facilitate their strategic planning process.

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Obici Health Foundation

Health Foundation, Suffolk, VA

The Strategy Group supported the Obici Health Foundation in Suffolk, VA in their Healthy Beginnings initiative. TSG consultants provided technical assistance and network support to multiple community collaboratives in the development of their maternal and child health planning grants.

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Kaleidoscope Pathways, LLC

Strategic Consultation and Evaluation Research Firm

The Strategy Group supported Kaleidoscope Pathways in their partnerships with the Greater New Orleans Funders Network (GNOFN), the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the University of Pennsylvania - Forward Promise Project. Each of these efforts included supporting organizations to develop theories of change to communicate and advance their strategic priorities.

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Public Health Institute

Non-profit public health organization headquartered in Oakland, CA

The Strategy Group partnered with Public Health institute to support the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI). TSG provided training and coaching to CACHI Accelerator Sites focused on building strong community networks throughout California.

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El Centro, Inc.

Nonprofit corporation serving the Latinx community in Wyandotte and Johnson County Kansas

The Strategy Group partnered with El Centro, Inc. to facilitate and coach organizational leaders and stakeholders to develop an organizational theory of change, align programming, services, strategies and outcomes to achieve their organizational mission. The mission of El Centro, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, is “strengthening communities and improving lives of Latinos and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities.”

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ACLU - Missouri

Non-profit civil liberties affiliate of the National ACLU organization

The Strategy Group, funded by the Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis, MO, supported the ACLU of Missouri to develop a comprehensive 4 year capacity building plan to strengthen the organization's capacity to effectively defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)

Nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, IL

The Strategy Group supported Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) with funding from the Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis to design and implement a four year comprehensive capacity building plan to strengthen the capability of the organization to achieve its mission. COFI's mission is to strengthen the power and voice of low-income and working families at all levels of civic life—from local institutions and communities to the local, state, and federal policy arenas.

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YMCA USA

National nonprofit youth development organization

The Strategy Group provided a racial equity facilitation guide for the National Early Childhood Equity, Y-USA initiative's cohort learning community. Working with the Project Director and local facilitator, TSG's Andrea Anderson and William Moore developed a day-long process for exploring and examining policies and practices that may be blocking equitable access to early childhood services at participating Y's.

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Bastrop County Cares

Nonprofit Intermediary

The Strategy Group supported Bastrop County Cares located in Bastrop, TX to develop their first theory of change and strategic plan. BCC is a nonprofit intermediary supporting a number of community coalitions to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in central Texas.

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Poetry for Personal Power

501c3 nonprofit charitable organization

The Strategy Group, in partnership with The David Group, supported Poetry for Personal Power, a 501(c)(3) nationally recognized expert on trauma and resilience. TSG facilitated a board development process for a newly seated Board through workshops, recruiting assistance, and fund development technical assistance.

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Youth Bridging Networks for Change, Inc

Youth-Led Nonprofit

The Strategy Group, in partnership with Youth Development Strategies Inc (YDSI) facilitated a strategic visioning process with the youth-led board of directors and stakeholders leading to a new theory of change for the organization.

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Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwestern Missouri

The Strategy Group provided organizational development services to this regional affiliate of the National Girl Scouts organization. Services included staff surveys, supporting the Board of Directors with their senior leadership personnel evaluation, and providing guidance to the Board chair.

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Arts Tech

The Strategy Group facilitated the development of Arts Tech's new strategic plan and theory of change.

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W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center

Bill facilitated the development of W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center's new strategic plan and theory of change. The work was conducted while Bill served as the CEO of SupportKC.

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Creating the Foundation for a Data-Driven Culture in Organizations

Most nonprofits, schools and youth-serving organizations do not have a history of systematically using data to inform and improve practice. We have learned that it takes a concerted and sustained effort to create the conditions to support a culture of data use in organizations and intentional support for staff to become effective users of data.

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Essential Features of Nonprofit Sustainability: Towards Clarity for Grants Professionals

This article offers the perspective that financial stability is a necessary but insufficient condition for organizational sustainability: other factors are essential for long-term stability and impact. Well-regarded models of sustainability go beyond effective management and engaged boards to include dimensions such as adaptive capacity, innovation, and other practices. In short, sustainability is the result of a complex interplay of many interdependent practices, behaviors, and decisions. This article synthesizes the dominant characterizations and features of sustainability and presents several common dimensions.

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Rural Residents as Grantmakers: Experimenting with Shared Gifting

In 2021, St. David’s Foundation began to think differently about our approach to rural funding. Building on the Thriving Rural Communities strategy to advance racial and health equity, we focused on fostering new and deeper relationships with our rural and small-town neighbors. In addition, we invested in new types of supports for community capacity building and experimented with a form of participatory grant making, Shared Gifting, that allows community members to decide what the most urgent funding needs are, rather than the funders or local decision makers.

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Catalyzing Community Transformation in Bastrop County

In partnership with the residents of Bastrop County through Network Weaving, a community engagement and leadership development approach, residents are beginning to develop new relationships to catalyze and leverage community strengths to empower residents to transform their community in ways that improve the conditions in which people live, work, and play.

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Investing in Teacher Capacity: Results from the Impact Evaluation of the New Mexico Math‐Science Partnership

This report describes the results of an external impact evaluation of the New Mexico Math‐Science Partnerships (MSP) program after two years of implementation. The results of analyses of New Mexico state mathematics assessment scores, teacher professional development logs, content assessments, and student and teacher background and demographic information revealed statistically significant but practically non‐significant improvements in latent growth trajectories of middle school students’ mathematics achievement after two years of exposure to teachers participating in the MSP program.

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Community Innovation Network Framework: A Model for Reshaping Community Identity

This article discusses the REACH Healthcare Foundation’s original approach to their Rural Health Initiative and how it adjusted that approach in response to its rural partners’ experiences. It reflects on the challenges encountered in rooting the four conditions and capacities of community change and innovation – supports for implementation; foundational structures; skills and processes; and community engagement – into the work of community health improvement.

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Training, Coaching, Large and Small Group Professional Development

Strategic Planning Facilitation

Strategic Planning Facilitation

The Strategy Group has facilitated strategic planning for nonprofits, foundations, and community networks and collaboratives. Using theory of change as the foundation for all strategic planning, your TSG facilitators work closely with stakeholders to identify and operationalize the outcomes, strategies, action steps and operational needs for your strategies, as well as a rigorous measurement, evaluation and learning plan, and construct your organizational theory of change and associated supporting documents. Additional optional components include succession planning, fund development, and efficient internal operations.

Board Development

Board Development

The Strategy Group offers facilitation and coaching to support your Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team to achieve organizational goals. Led by former nonprofit executives, board chairs and members, the TSG team can support the full spectrum of development from onboarding new board members to helping adapt board culture to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Your facilitation team can create customize workshops and trainings to increase board member knowledge of their roles and responsibilities as well as how to foster a more engaged and active board.

Foundation Fund and Program Development

Foundation Fund and Program Development

Bill, a former foundation executive and consultant to philanthropy and nonprofits, has partnered with many foundations to co-create new funding opportunities for nonprofits and communities. Bill has begun at the ground floor in conceptualizing a new fund or program to facilitating the creation of grant guidelines, reviewer preparation, and scoring rubrics. Bill has facilitated the creation of new community advisory councils, led community gatherings to promote new funds and grant opportunities, and met with nonprofit and civic leaders to support proposal development to access funding.

Starting and Expanding Your Human Network

Starting and Expanding Your Human Network

The Strategy Group staff and key partners collaborate in delivering a highly engaging training on organizational and community networks. Webinar or On-Site Training and Coaching

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Investing in Resident-Led Networks

Investing in Resident-Led Networks

The workshop is designed for foundation board members, leadership and program staff to better understand what social impact networks are, their unique features, their purposes, and how foundations can use this approach to more effectively advance their strategic priorities and create a sustainable mutually beneficial relationship with the communities in your service area.

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Network Surveys and Mapping

Network Surveys and Mapping

TSG staff and key partners collaborate in delivering a highly engaging and eye-opening training on mapping your known organizational or community network. Be ready for hands-on learning and team-based work in this session. Participants receive a discount on network mapping software and manuals on mapping your network. Workshop is offered in partnership with the Network Weaver Consultants Network and led by June Holley, one of the nation's foremost leaders on Network Weaving, author of the Network Weaver's Handbook available through Amazon Books (See link below).

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Creating Innovation Centers: Self-Organized Workgroups

Creating Innovation Centers: Self-Organized Workgroups

TSG staff and key partners collaborate in delivering a highly engaging training on strategies to stimulate innovation in communities using self-organized work groups. Communities, collaboratives and coalitions often find themselves struggling to create different ways of doing things; stuck in an endless cycle of talking, rehashing, revisiting, and talking more without ever getting to action. Innovation centers, built on the concept of self-organized work groups have been highly effective in other community settings.

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Leading in Non-Hierarchical Settings or Community Networks

Leading in Non-Hierarchical Settings or Community Networks

TSG staff and key partners collaborate in delivering a paradigm shifting training on new models of leadership. Leading non-hierarchical (we are all equals here) projects or community networks demands a different model of leadership. We've learned a lot about evolving mature leaders and supporting emerging leaders. Learn about the four roles network leaders perform, how experienced, veteran leaders can adapt their leadership style to be more effective in non-hierarchical efforts and how emerging leaders can be effectively supported to insure that the next generation of leaders have experience leading community initiatives and a sound sense of network values.

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Other Network Trainings and Supports

Other Network Trainings and Supports

TSG staff and key partners have years of experience supporting the emergence and growth of networks. Additional learning experiences, workshops, coaching, and trainings are available and can be customized to meet your needs.

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Theory of Change

  •  10/01/2022 05:00 PM - 01/31/2025 05:03 PM
  • Online Event

Schedule a half-day workshop for Board members and your staff! You will learn about Theory of Change - a dynamic, inclusive and provoking way of communicating to stakeholders how your organization makes a difference. To sign up contact us at info@thestrategygrp.org or 913-963-1345.

  •  03/01/2018 04:59 PM
  •   At your offices

Intentional change networks try to build connections that enable people to make changes in their communities. Huge problems like generational poverty, food insecurity, social justice issues like institutional racism and discrimination, affordable housing, inequitable systems of health care and public education require intentional social change networks to bring about meaningful and sustainable community change. Contact us at info@thestrategygrp.org or 913-963-1345 to schedule your workshop.

  •  03/01/2018 04:58 PM
  •   El Centro, Inc. (Kansas City, KS Location)

Join with fellow nonprofit leaders in a fun and collaborative learning opportunity to work together to develop your organization's theory of change. Bring up to 2 staff or board members. Contact Bill Moore at The Strategy Group for more information.

Irene Caudillo, President & CEO
El Centro

June 22, 2020 Re: Recommendation letter for The Strategy Group It is my honor to recommend the Strategy Group for consultant work related to organizational strategic planning and Theory of Change development. Bill and I have worked together over the last 15 years through educational, philanthropic and consulting opportunities. During each opportunity, he has kept a strong dedication to his trade, the organization he was working with and the broader community. I recommend an outstanding business consultant to you. The mission of El Centro, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, is "strengthening communities and improving lives of Latinos and others through educational, social and economic opportunities." While El Centro provides services to all individuals, we are uniquely prepared with special expertise to integrate and serve Hispanics and Latino immigrants. Eighty-percent of El Centre's staff is Latino or bilingual to maximize our cultural-competence to our target population. Our programs serve both Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas. The services we provide include: early childhood education, emergency services, financial literacy and home buyers education, health education and health navigation, and advocacy services. Bill recently completed a consulting contract here at El Centro. He assisted our organization, with the support of staff, board and community to create our Theory of Change. Bill educated staff about the process, facilitated the development and implementation so we could more effectively serve our clients and the community. Most notable was his responsiveness and receptiveness to our lack of knowledge to this concept. Bill championed data and education to promote us to move toward an external vision rather than an internal focus we have maintained. His work assisted us to develop a road map that valued customer service and a constant client feedback with a focus on our Theory of Change to sustain long-term impact. Whether it is conducting a needs analysis, research and information gathering, educating or guiding an organization, Bill is paramount in assisting to create and facilitate discussions with a broader group of people, and to move those conversations into action. I highly recommend The Strategy Group as a consultant to help you effect some changes that will have a positive impact on your organization. I believe William Moore is the person who can make a difference. Please feel free to contact me should you have questions or want to discuss Bill's qualifications further. I can be reached at (913)-677-0100 or via email at icaudillo@elcentroinc.com.

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DeAnna Davidson, President
Tracen Technologies, Inc.

"Bill is passionate about the quality and integrity of the research he’s involved in and committed to making a real difference in the quality of education for youth. His leadership reflects his commitment to both relevance and excellence. He is a pleasure to work with and a pleasure to learn from."

Tracen Technologies, Inc.

David Norris, Senior Researcher
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

"Bill oversaw a project in the Kansas City, KS area for which my organization was contracted to create a report on barriers to health care access in KCK. The report required the participation of several high-profile community stakeholders and some sensitive data negotiations. Bill did an amazing job, making introductions, mediating relationships and balancing stakeholder and community interests to ensure that I had all that I needed to complete my work. It was obvious in the community and project meetings I attended with Bill that he is highly respected and his opinions valued, which no doubt contributes to his effectiveness as an advocate and thought leader."

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Todd Lacher, President
Institute for Research and Reform in Education

"Bill is one of those rare executives who is able to enact a balance between visionary leadership and the practical skills it takes to be an effective manager. His commitment to his work is matched only by his commitment to supporting and strengthening the work of his colleagues. As a supervisor, Bill has an uncommon knack for providing the kind of mentorship needed to develop organizational talent and build the skills and capacity of those around him. Bill’s commitment, knowledge, vision, and skills as a leader are top-notch."

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