Ask Yourself These 6 Questions Before You Hire A Consultant

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions Before You Hire A Consultant

Ask Patty: Aligning Process and Purpose (March 2018) Dear Patty, I’m really nervous. I just hired my first consultant to help us create a strategic plan. I want to make sure the organization gets their money’s worth and we end up with a useful plan. Can you give me...
Maximizing Investment in (and from) the Community

Maximizing Investment in (and from) the Community

The Mariposa Food Co-op Story Money spent at local businesses circulates through local economies more than money spent at non-local businesses. As such, local businesses are the engine of a resilient local economy. They also have a better track record of making the...
What I Wish I Knew When Starting a Consulting Business

What I Wish I Knew When Starting a Consulting Business

Ask Patty: Aligning Process and Purpose (January 2018) Dear Patty, I am a young professional in the nonprofit sector with a Master’s of Art in Leadership and Management. I recently discovered my passion for training and facilitation and I am considering consulting in...
Shop Local Every Day

Shop Local Every Day

On Saturday, Shop Small, but don’t stop there. On Small Business Saturday in 2016, 112 million shoppers showed their love for their favorite spots, and spent a reported $15.4 billion at small businesses.1 For the past seven years, this holiday has helped small...