Two of my clients have had big media exposure lately. The Diaper Bank in Connecticut started in New Haven. As a result of their good work, they received a state allocation to expand to Hartford and Bridgeport. We were enlisted to help them think about various models for carrying out this work. Through our work together (and with advice from people like Hildy and other critical informants in CT), we were able to pull together an expansion plan that identified strategic questions and included a framework for operations, funding, governance, executive leadership and other aspects of the organization.
I had a great trip out to Montana (except for the Chicago weather on the way home that delayed flights everywhere).
I’m excited to be working with Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), especially after my face-to-face meetings last week with its smart, passionate and hospitable staff.
This small, Montana-headquartered organization is developing a powerful voice at the intersection of the environmental and women’s health movements. WVE (say weave) is proving once again the power of citizen activism and that nonprofits don’t have to have enormous budgets to make an important difference. (Of course, they could do a lot more with a lot more $$$)