Capability Statement

Jeffrey H. Schwartz, President and Founder

Key Competencies

  • Nonprofit and Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Consulting and Executive Coaching (for Executive Directors, Board Chairs,emerging leaders, and leadership teams);
  • Leadership, Board Development, and Governance Training;
  • Facilitation of Multi-Party Meetings, Conflict Resolution, Consensus Building, and Team Building;
  • Organizational Needs Assessment;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Financial Sustainability and Business Plan Development;
  • Strategic and Program Planning, Goal Setting, Performance Management, and Evaluation
  • Issues Management, Stakeholder Analysis, Strategic Partnership Development, and Coalition Building;
  • Merger Feasibility Assessment, Merger and Post-Merger Integration Counseling; and
  • Career Development and/or Transitions Planning and Coaching,

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Education, youth and workforce development
  • Anti-poverty initiatives and asset building
  • Affordable housing and community development
  • Arts and culture
  • Environmental protection, sustainable development, renewable energy development,
  • Health, human and social services
  • Advocacy and public policy

Partial Client List – Hawaii :  Aloha Medical Mission; Aloha United Way; Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium;  Hawaii Change Leaders Project/Academy 21; Hawaii Leadership Forum/Omidyar Fellows Program; Hawaii Dep’t of Health, Chronic Disease Management and Control; Hawaii Electricians Market Enhancement Fund; HKL Castle Foundation; HUGS – Help, Understanding and Group Support; Kalihi-Palama Health Center; Kamehameha Schools; Kanu Hawaii;  Maui Reef Fund/Hawaii Wildlife Fund (Maui); Pacific Islands Health Officers Association (PIHOA); SAS Services, LLC; Surfrider Spirit Sessions; University of Hawaii, School of Accountancy; USS Missouri Memorial Association; Wahiawa Center for Community Health (Wahiawa, HI); Waioli-Nuhou Corporation (Kauai); Zippy’s; Partial Client List – Mainland:  Alliance of Families and Strong Communities (Milwaukee, WI); Avodah (DC); Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA); Capital Area Foreclosure Network – CAFN; Catholic Charities of Greater DC – Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Institute;  Chattanooga Public Library (Chattanooga, TN); Chattanooga Theatre Centre (Chattanooga, TN); Community Action Project of Tulsa County (OK); Critical Exposure; DC Vote; Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch (ND); Delaware Academy of Medicine (Newark, DE); Eva Nepal (CT); George Kaiser Family Foundation (Tulsa, OK); Historic St. We Excel by Helping You ExcelLuke’s Church (Smithfield, VA); International Social Service-USA (Baltimore, MD); Jacksonville (FL) Humane Society; Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center; Jessie Ball DuPont Fund/ Georgetown Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership; W. K. Kellogg Foundation; Latino Economic Development Corporation (DC/MD); Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; Minnesota Council of Churches; NeighborWorks America (Washington, DC); NeighborWorks Green Bay (WI); Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington (DC); Northern Virginia Family Services (Northern VA);  Omaha Street School (Omaha, NE); Old Swedes Foundation (Wilmington, DE); Presbyterian Homes and Family Service now HumanKind (Lynchburg, VA); Quality Trust for Individuals with Disability (DC); Schusterman Foundation (DC); Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future -  SAFH (Washington, DC); What’s Your Issue Foundation (Los Angeles, CA); Woodland Hills (Duluth, MN); Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Foundation (Fishersville, VA).   


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