With Tuti B. Scott & Changemaker Strategies
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+ Bold New Strategic Agendas
When your organization or foundation begins the process of creating a new strategic plan or updating an existing one, this can be an excellent opportunity for deeper board and community engagement. With intentional reflection and information gathering comes clear direction. We guide and support you in this process by working with you to review your theory of change and approach to the work, refresh (or reset) your vision and values, and establish clear measures of success. One strength of our unique approach at Changemaker Strategies is that we integrate strategy, vision, and values in all areas of your organization from board recruitment and development to all capital (human, financial, social) investments. We also build an integrated strategic planning agenda with you that includes communications, fundraising, and marketing materials to make your work visible to the world.
+ “Founder” and “Next Generation” Transitions
Wise succession planning is about “transferring” knowledge and skills in a way that honors experience and builds trust while making space for new leadership and ideas. Successful transitions are the result of planning, effective communications, and shared agreements. We offer board members, founders, and staff the opportunity to discuss tools, ideas, and inputs toward a healthy succession planning and thoughtful leadership development process. This work of developing support for an effective transition, generational transfer, or organizational transformation requires examining an organization’s work from every angle: impact, infrastructure, board and community involvement, equity and inclusion, and more. We guide you through this challenging and exciting change process using empathy, inquiry, a healthy dose of inspiration, and expert planning tools along the way.
+ Board Chair and Leadership Team Coaching
Tuti B. Scott coaches investors, philanthropists, founders, board chairs and board members, and staff on investments, grantmaking, governance, and organizational structure, sustainability, values-driven leadership, 21st century leadership, and more. Whether you want to focus on skill development around strategy work or political issues, or sharpen your board or team members’ management and/or relationship building skills, Tuti can help. When it is done well, leadership coaching is a purposeful practice offering unlimited opportunities for courageous and honest conversations that propel you and your work forward.
+ Values-Based Cultures
Working with teams large and small on strategy development, gender lens social justice investing, and/or transformational agendas, we know what makes the difference when it comes to building strong teams that can deliver on impact and navigate change. Working with staff and board members, lay and/or professional leadership, we create opportunities for team members to discuss, refine, and showcase organizational values while learning from each other and learning how to coalesce as a team. Healthy organizational cultures, rooted in clear vision and values and a theory of change, take time to nurture and then sustain. We support you in creating practices and systems through which your organization’s values can thrive.
WORKSHOPS AND TALKS
By Tuti B. Scott
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+ PowerWITH Practices in Philanthropy and Investing
Effective social impact giving and investing strategies involve thoughtful visioning as well as an acknowledgement of problems, gaps, and potential key partners. When it comes to values-based giving and investing, we have the opportunity to see the world through the lenses of gender, race, class, sexuality, ableism, and more. We can use new frames to practice equity and systems change to serve the larger community. Tuti B. Scott will guide you in answering questions around purpose, values, and approach in social impact giving and investing. This conversation is interactive and will inspire you to make bolder and better-informed gifts and investments.
+ Know Your Values, Strengthen Your Giving and Investing Strategy
No matter who we are or where we come from in terms of identity and/or social power, we can feel the challenge of how to align our resources (time, talent, and treasure) with our most cherished values. Often, it is only in community and with awareness of new tools and resources, that we are able to transform our approach to money and resources so that we can make more positive change in the world. Join Tuti B. Scott for an energizing and supportive workshop on how to share your money stories in order to feel more at ease with your resources and amplify your social impact.
+ Making the Case to Fund with a Gender Lens
There is no shortage of research on the benefits of giving to and investing in women and girls and women-led projects, yet most leaders and organizations fail to make a persuasive case for support when talking with funders and potential partners. Join Tuti B. Scott, gender justice advocate and strategic philanthropy and investing consultant, to get a meaningful overview of the landscape of issues facing girls and women including top line research and approaches. Walk away with up to date language, tools, and practices you can use to invite and/or deploy bold investments with a gender lens.
Partial List of Clients
Strategic Planning, Philanthropic Coaching, Talent Development
The Asia Foundation
Civil Liberties and Public Policy
Equal Rights Advocates
Global Fund for Women
International Women’s Development Agency
Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Union Theological Seminary
Washington Area Women’s Foundation
Women's Fund of Central Ohio
Coalition Building and Governance
Worked with Executive Committee of Equal Pay Today Campaign for a 12 month facilitation and creation of a shared strategic agenda
Advised, coached and crafted a strategic plan and governance model for the ReflectUS Coalition
Crafted values, vision and created an online public presence for the Jewish Women's Funding Network
Conducted succession planning for Women's e-News
Reset Third Wave Foundation to a fiscally sponsored fund
Production and Facilitation
Advancing your Philanthropic Agenda, a 1 day workshop for high net worth individuals
Force for Change, a 3 day gathering of leaders in the Jewish Women's Funding Network
Co-creator of Voices on the Horizon and Emerging Leaders and Bridge Builders, 12 month cohorts of 14-17 leaders working at member funds of the Women’s Funding Network
Co-facilitator of Women Mobilizing Millions, a 9 month Executive Director Cohort for 12 member funds of the Women’s Funding Network
Creator of The Learning Collective, a 3 day retreat for senior leaders in philanthropy
Creator of The Sustainable Leadership Cohort*, a 12 month cohort group of 12 Executive Directors in DC in conjunction with Washington Area Women’s Foundation