"Thank you so much for this report – this is wonderful! We have already begun implementing the new organizational structure and we are confident that the work we did with you will take our school to new levels. This process has way more than met our needs, and I cannot wait to keep you updated on our progress! Thank you all so much for your expert care and investment in the school."
Rabbi Ken Brodkin
Mayan Torah Day School
"We worked with the CCP on a strategic planning initiative over the summer. FMF is a successful and established non-profit, however we needed direction and guidance on how to move the organization forward. We were thrilled that FMF was chosen by CCP as a pro bono client, but frankly didn’t know what to expect. Working with the dedicated volunteers of CCP was a joy and a pleasure. Not only did they invest the time to get to know our organization and our board, they also talked with our stakeholders, and other similar organizations, to really understand the community we serve and collaborate with. I would highly recommend CCP, and the volunteer consultants who give their time and energy, to any organization needing guidance or facing change."
Karie Trujillo, President
Farmers Market Fund
"We are a small nonprofit, and have made several attempts in the last 25 years to create a Strategic Plan ourselves. We never managed to do so, and finally turned to the experts from CCP. They took time to gain a true understanding of our organization and the unique services we provide, and then led us through a process to help the Board Members create a strategic plan, and we are using this as the basis for our planning for the next few years. The team also provided very helpful advice to help our Board members communicate better. We could not have gotten to this point without CCP, and we are grateful for their help and guidance."
June Vining, Executive Director
Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver, Inc.
“Ursina, Jen and Holly were wonderful facilitators. Our staff and board are rarely all together and there were some very big personalities to wrangle through the process. The facilitators handled our large group deftly and truly helped us to focus and put plans in place that will help our organization moving forward.”
Board Member of Portland Nonprofit Organization
CCP TEAM: Ursina Teuscher (Lead), Jen Birk, Holly Koontz
“I really dig working with CCP. I think that changes that would make the process more effective have largely to do with timing which was dictated by me. Doing a bid picture leadership training like we did, would have greater effect when we're on boarding new volunteer staff. Additionally, we were in the process of hiring a bunch of people so implementing new processes laid out by CCP has been slow do to the natural curve of integrating new paid staff. The ED consulting component of me working with Kerri Nelson has been amazing and so helpful to the way we work at RCR. I think the specific management training I needed in order to efficiently integrate new employees and positions has overshadowed the team building aspects worked on by the greater consulting team. However, we are now really starting to implement some of the team strategies and are very appreciative of the sage advice and hard work of the CCP team!”
Kim Stegeman, Executive Director of Rose City Rollers
CCP TEAM: Dave Moyle (Senior), Jade Dodge, Jathan Janove, Kerri Nelson
“I cannot speak more highly of Jon and Wes. They worked with our (certainly unique!) organizational culture to help us establish more forward momentum than we've had in years. They helped reframe our position, and even our initial problem statement, in incredibly helpful ways, and they helped us find energy even when we were not the most cooperative group. I am grateful for the opportunity we had to work with the Community Consulting Project, and grateful that such an opportunity exists for other organizations in the same boat we've been in. Thank you!”
Maggie Starr, Board Member of Cascadia Wild
CCP TEAM: Jon Biemer (Senior), Wes Morgan
“We gained a number of valuable insights from working with our CCP team, and made significant progress toward critical organizational goals that had been stalled for some time. There are unique challenges to working with such small nonprofits with very limited resources the way that CCP does, and our team understood how to bring out the best from what we do have. I especially appreciated their overall encouragement and support for our work, leaving us with greater confidence moving forward.”
Jocelyn Furbush, Executive Director of Kitchen Commons
CCP TEAM: Rob Dodson (Senior), Diane Fleck, Ursina Teuscher
“As a wholly inexperienced board president, thrown into leadership of a desperately struggling organization I can't even begin to express how valuable Jon's work with us, and me, actually was.
He gently helped us address personal fears that allowed the opportunity for sharing, shifting leadership of the organization to the board from our burned-out founder/ED.
We also managed to build a strategic plan that we each own and can easily refer back to as we are moving thru our day-to-day and our organization restructuring. And all of this seemed to have happened almost like magic!
I understand that it wasn't magic, it was experience, collaboration and planning. Nevertheless Jon will enjoy the status of Wizard in my heart.
And of course we loved Irene. What a delight.
Thank you for all you do at CCP. I'm certain you are making a major contribution to the world thru your work.”
Shelley Dalmau, Board Chair of Adoption Mosaic
“Adoption Mosaic has been so incredibly fortunate to be working with the CC P team. Jon and Irene were professional, informative and personal in all of their interactions with our team at adoption mosaic. We can't thank you all enough for this opportunity.”
Astrid Castro, Executive Director of Adoption Mosaic
CCP TEAM: Jon Biemer (Senior), Irene Lee
"Thelma's Place would like to give a huge thank you to our wonderful coach Joan Gadbaw! Not only did Joan give us the tools to move our non profit in a direction that we have been wanting to achieve for a long time, she did it with such enthusiasm and love and understanding that it was like she knew us for years!! We are truly thankful for the time and efforts she and Erin brought to us. We would recommend your services to any one needing them! From All of us at Thelma's Place, Thank you with the skills you brought to us, we are moving onward and upward!”
Ellen Coburn, Executive Director of Thelma’s Place
CCP TEAM: Joann Gadbaw (Senior), Nancy Seebert, Erin Mahoney, Liza Ramey
“We had a wonderful experience. The project scope was ambitious and accordingly it was too big to address in the allotted time.
The final product and presentation to relay the recommendations were excellent. I appreciate that the recommendations ranged from very simple and easily achievable to more long-term and resource-intensive.
I was not a member of our internal project team, but I very much enjoyed the several times I interacted with the CCP consultants.”
Sarah Kastelic, Executive Director of NICWA
CCP TEAM: Dan Vetter (Senior), Jathan Janove