JODEVI takes a client-focused approach and brings skills, experience, and expertise in many areas and fields.
Substantive Areas of Expertise:
Policy and Advocacy
Equity and Diversity
Media and Communications
Law and Social Justice
Organizational Development Tools
Corporate Social Responsibility
Theory of Change
Measurement and Learning Plans
Collaboration and Networks
JODEVI recognizes that there are several critical strategic stages of development for an organization. Our "Who Are You" page details the work provided to specific types of clients while the list below provides general types of work which JODEVI provides during an organization's start up, strategy and execution phases.
Phase I - Start Up
Structure and Incorporation
Human Resource Planning
Phase II – Strategy
Grant and Portfolio Planning
Theory of Change Development and Outcomes-Based Planning
Collective Impact/Communities of Practice/Learning Communities
Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Design
Fund Development Strategy
Phase III – Execution
Board and Staff Development
Executive and Community Coaching
Interim Executive Positions
Portfolio Planning and Alignment
Business Processes and Tool Development
Grantee Relationship Management
JODEVI works with visionary, smart and engaged leaders who want to ensure that their organizations bring positive social impact to the world in the most effective ways possible. While every engagement may have common elements and deliverables, for JODEVI, each client is unique and each project is carefully crafted to integrate that client’s values, culture, and approach. Each engagement provides a unique opportunity to partner together to increase impact and create meaningful and sustainable change.
Examples of past client engagements:
Partnered with a national, US immigration advocacy organization to develop their Theory of Change and Measurement and Learning Plan. Key in the work was aligning these organizational development processes and tools with their Strategic Plan and employee work plans to ensure they all worked together seamlessly and effectively. JODEVI also provided strategic thought partnership, grant-writing and grant-reporting services as the organization scaled.
As part of a global foundation’s Strategic Planning process, facilitated series of meetings with cross-organizational program and operational teams to determine recommendations and corresponding implementation plans.
Developed analytical report for a national foundation of potential grantees for long term investment, including determination of key players and opportunities for replication of grantee approach. Worked with foundation to create a two-year pilot program to develop pipeline of leaders and build a national network in that substantive area.
Developed a Theory of Change and Strategic Plan for a statewide advocacy nonprofit, focused on youth in the areas of education, health, juvenile justice, and economic stability. Facilitated Staff and Board discussions to unearth opportunities and develop strategic approaches.
Conducted an assessment for the largest and longest-running foundation in a state to assess the long-term impact of a major grantee, with a focus on the impact on rural, minority, and low income populations. Developed strategic recommendations for grantee’s next phase of development.
For a global foundation, created the Theory of Change and Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Plan for the communications and media teams, focusing on advocacy and media metrics.
Facilitated the Board Retreat of a major nonprofit to lift up and address Staff/Board issues; developed and prioritized a list of solutions; and created an implementation plan to operationalize decisions.
For a national health foundation, developed assessment for project to increase understanding and outreach into intersection of health and equity.
Provided services to a global human rights organization working in war torn countries across Africa to help victims of sexual based gender crimes and to ensure the prosecution of their perpetrators. Served as interim head of the office while the Executive Director took a sabbatical. Developed the organization's Theory of Change and Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Plan.
Provided leadership coaching to an executive at a state-wide nonprofit, resulting in a more effective division and more successful social change professional.
For a global Social Enterprise, created a specialized Theory of Change geared to linking the financial and social returns on investment.