Support for organizations and community groups ready to dramatically increase their impact

Catalyze Your Organization to Achieve Extraordinary Change

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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, 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., 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!

Summary of Services and Supports

Summary of Services and Supports

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

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Strategic Planning, Organizational Learning and Evaluation

Strategic Planning, Organizational Learning and Evaluation

The Strategy Group's consultants have decades of experience helping foundations and nonprofits expand their capacity and sharpen their strategic focus through strategic planning, program and grant evaluation, theory of change, organizational 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.

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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 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 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.

Training, Coaching, Large and Small Group Professional Development

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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Networks as a Strategy to Advance Foundation Priorities

Networks as a Strategy to Advance Foundation Priorities

The workshop is designed for foundation board members, leadership and program staff to better understand what intentional community change networks are, their unique features, their purposes, and how foundations can use this approach to more effectively advance their strategic priorities.

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Who is In (and Out) of Our Network? Mapping Your Network

Who is In (and Out) of Our Network? Mapping Your Network

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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 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. 

National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)NonprofitNJJN Website

 The Strategy Group is supporting the St. David's Foundation in a comprehensive planning process to assess the current conditions and capacities of the rural communities in the Foundation’s service area to commit to, and engage in, a community capacity building process leading to more capable and effective community responses to local social and health problems. 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. 

St. Davids Foundation
St. Davids FoundationHealth Foundation in Austin, TXWebsite

 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. 

North Carolina Housing Coalition
North Carolina Housing Coalition501c3 membership organizationNorth Carolina Housing Coalition

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

Sisters in Christ
Sisters in ChristNonprofitSisters in Christ KC webpage

 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. 

The Health Foundation, London
The Health Foundation, LondonMulti-national health foundationThe Health 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. 

The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund
The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development FundFund, FoundationWebsite

 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. 

Obici Health Foundation
Obici Health FoundationHealth Foundation, Suffolk, VAWebsite

 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. 

Kaleidoscope Pathways, LLC
Kaleidoscope Pathways, LLCStrategic Consultation and Evaluation Research FirmWebsite

 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. 

Public Health Institute
Public Health InstituteNon-profit public health organization headquartered in Oakland, CAWebsite

 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.” 

El Centro, Inc.
El Centro, Inc.Nonprofit corporation serving the Latinx community in Wyandotte and Johnson County KansasWebsite

 The Strategy Group, funded by the Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis, MO, is partnering with the ACLU of Missouri to support 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. 

ACLU - Missouri
ACLU - MissouriNon-profit civil liberties affiliate of the National ACLU organizationWebsite

 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. 

Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)Nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, ILWebsite

 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. 

YMCA USANational nonprofit youth development organizationWebsite

 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. 

Bastrop County Cares
Bastrop County CaresNonprofit IntermediaryBastrop County Cares

 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. 

Poetry for Personal Power
Poetry for Personal Power501c3 nonprofit charitable organizationPoetry for Personal Power

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

Irene Caudillo, President & CEO

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.
DeAnna Davidson, President

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
David Norris, Senior Researcher

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."

Institute for Research and Reform in Education
Todd Lacher, President

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