Consulting for Early Childhood Nonprofits
My 30+ years in nonprofit work spanned the gamut from direct services to program leadership. I’ve worked as a counselor in community mental health, provided home visiting, facilitated support groups, led classes and developed and delivered training workshops. My direct service perspective informed my program leadership as I innovated new projects, directed teams and provided reflective supervision for staff, and created and coordinated collaborative projects in local and national organizations.
I’m a nationally-recognized speaker, trainer, author a sought after, innovative brainstormer and a nontraditional meeting facilitator. Learn more here.
I bring together all of this experience to help you and your organization.
I’m interested in helping you assure that your staff has the resources needed to reach quality outcomes for children and families. My belief is that this includes a relationship-based and reflective workplace culture, access to reflective supervision, effective self-help strategies and professional development that engages, encourages, inspires and changes practice.
As a forward-thinking, creative and results-oriented professional, I partner with you and your staff in identifying the changes you want to make and developing plans to help get you the results you seek. Often times, reaching these goals is a process. I don’t promise quick fixes to long-standing issues. I do promise to bring the power of my expertise, creativity and organized approach to help your organization to do it’s best.
I’m especially involved in:
Relationship-based and Reflective Practice
Writing for Resilience
Nonprofits I’ve Worked With
I’ve consulted with early childhood nonprofits, educational institutions and consulting groups, including: The Bizzell Group (Maryland), the Care Center (University of Maryland), Childrens Trust of South Carolina, Community Concepts (Maine), FRIENDS National Resource Center (North Carolina), Maryland Family Network (Maryland), the New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health (New Jersey), Penn Foster College (Pennsylvania), Project Harmony (Nebraska), STG International (Virginia), Sunbeam Family Services( (Oklahoma), and the University of Florida. Content areas and projects have included:
- Reflective consultation
- Reflective supervision
- Early childhood coaching
- Understanding and preventing burnout
- Developing online content and curriculum
- Planning and facilitating an expert advisory meeting
- Promoting individual and organizational resilience
...reflection -- true reflection -- leads to action. ~ Paolo Freire We are inclined to think of reflection as something quiet and personal. My argument here is that reflection is action-oriented, social and political. Its ‘product’ is praxis (informed,...read more
This week I called on my young genius’s best self to help a group of nonprofit site managers.read more
Program staff and leaders are eager to know what we can do to reach our program’s goals. One of the most powerful tools for reaching those goals is right at hand – our relationships with colleagues and with those we serve.read more
Nancy is a tireless and proactive contributor to any project she works in or on behalf of; moreover, she is one of those rare people who serve as an inspiration to an entire staff who look up to her as a genuine, true, and outstanding person. With a strong background in Infant Mental Health and counseling, and over twenty years of direct and strong experience, Nancy serves as an educator to us all. It has been a pleasure to work hand-in-hand with Nancy and look forward to continue seeing her impact in the field and in our daily world.Fernando Ascencio
Nancy’s knowledge and expertise in early childhood is unsurpassed. Her combination of professionalism, people skills and ethics makes her a highly sought after speaker and trainer for the early learning field. Whenever contracting with Nancy to provide training or consulting services, it was a consistent, positive and exceptional experience. She is a highly skilled writer, speaker and mentor.Lana Messner, MS Ed, IMH-E (IV)
Contact me to schedule a time to talk.
There is no charge for initial consults.