JODEVI's Expertise

JODEVI takes a client-focused approach and brings skills, experience, and expertise in many areas and fields.

Substantive Areas of Expertise:

  • Policy and Advocacy

  • Education

  • Workforce

  • Women's Rights

  • Equity and Diversity

  • Media and Communications

  • Law and Social Justice

  • Immigration

  • Health Care

Core Competencies:

  • Social Impact

  • Systems Change

  • Strategy

  • Organizational Development Tools

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Theory of Change

  • Measurement and Learning Plans

  • Collaboration and Networks

  • Executive Leadership


Organizational Phases

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

  • Landscape Analysis

  • Mission/Vision Creation

  • Structure and Incorporation

  • Board Creation/Management

  • Human Resource Planning

Phase II – Strategy

  • Program Design

  • Grant and Portfolio Planning

  • Theory of Change Development and Outcomes-Based Planning

  • Collective Impact/Communities of Practice/Learning Communities

  • Strategic Planning

  • Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Design

  • Partnership Development

  • 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


CLIENT examples

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.