... increasing the capacity and improving the effectiveness of those who work for the public good.




Below are some of our recent clients and projects. We would be happy to discuss how Commonweal helped them achieve their goals.


Montana Faith Health Demonstration Project, Bozeman, MT.   Develop, coordinate and present capacity-building workshops across Montana for project funded by the U.S. Capital Compassion Fund. Provided follow-up technical assistance to faith-based and community-based organizations on developing fundraising plans, staff-board relations, grant-writing, and strategic planning. 


Center for Women and Families, Bridgeport, CT.  Conduct an organizational assessment of non-profit organization with $2 million+ budget, which involved on-site and on-line interviews with board and staff, evaluation of fundraising and budgeting, and recommendations on improvements to staffing, organizational structure, and development.  Provide on-going consultation to executive director. 


Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem Program (CASA/GAL).  (several local chapters and state organization).   Provide training on building the capacity of the board of directors, assist in identifying and refining long-range goals, develop a comprehensive fund development plan, design and implement an evaluation to measure public awareness and program effectiveness, and create a communications plan.


Monida Healthcare Network.   Conduct program evaluation for Rural Health Outreach Project to create specialist clinics in rural hospitals in western Montana. Determine viability of rural hospital specialist clinic and the economic impact of rural hospitals on their communities. 


Camp Dresser & McKee, Denver, CO.   Part of consultant team coordinating an economic revitalization conference with community leaders and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Libby, Montana. 


University of Iowa; University of Vermont; Florida State University.  Provide technical assistance to the campus-community coalition centered on reducing high-risk and underage drinking by college students. 


State of Oregon, EUDL Project, Salem, OR.   Assist communities throughout Oregon to more effectively address underage drinking and to improve community-law enforcement collaboration through training and technical assistance


Lincoln County, Montana.   Community Health Financial Assistance Resource Project.   Provide state and federal advocacy, community organizing assistance and research and grant writing services, related to health care services for residents of the Libby, Montana area affected by asbestos-related disease. Conceptualized and wrote two successful grants that brought in over half a million dollars to the community. Continue provide evaluation of rural health outreach program.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.  Assist in the development of the county's plan to respond to potential public health emergencies, including completion of a needs assessment, design of a training plan, creation of a risk communication strategy and participation in county-wide disaster drills.


Montana Human Resource Development Councils.   Wrote two successful federal grants: a $1 million grant to create a statewide, coordinated program for homeless youths; and a $500,000 grant to create a program to provide mentoring and support services for Montana children with incarcerated parents.


Yellowstone Business Partnership, Bozeman, MT.   Develop fundraising plan for environmentally-focused business non-profit organization. Create data collection and donor tracking systems. Assist with other start-up activities.