Urban agriculture workshop series
arts fundraising boot camp
tongue & groove spontaneous theater
"I'll never forget one of our first meetings when we were brainstorming about opportunities for Tongue & Groove: I was actually moved to tears! I had done all of the work on my own for so long and suddenly here's this team of people who were fully invested in making my company thrive, and so focused on my vision! Feeling that collaborative spirit was a joyful moment. Since that time, with the consistent collaborative guidance of VDC, I've moved my company forward down the growth path. I've restructured my business model and we're about to dive into some wonderful new challenges. There's no way we would be at this point without the kind, patient, and wise attention of VDC!" - Bobbi Block, Producing Artistic Director
urban tree connection
"I asked Brittany to join me during a critical transition in UTC's organizational life. Since I stepped into the Executive Director role, Brittany has been an important thought partner - particularly on development and board capacity building strategies. We have shared thinking and approach of being rooted in a social justice framework, which has been especially grounding and exciting as UTC charts a new way forward." - Noelle Warford, Executive Director"
"It has been a refreshing pleasure to work with Brittany and VDC! Her personal and professional vision and mission are in direct alignment with Spiral Q. She has found value in our work, has taken the time to get to know our specific circumstances, and is an ever replenishing resource."
- Jennifer Turnbull, Co-Director
"I thought the workshop was excellent and Brittany was a great facilitator. I also got some very encouraging and helpful feedback from Ana Lisa on my grants. I am reentering the development field after some time away and this was just what I needed." - Lisa M. Andrews, Workshop Participant (SEPTEMBER 2016)
"DREAM held our first board and staff retreat in May at the Beckett Gardens Life Center, where some of our programming is held. Brit came in to help us think about the roles and responsibilities of our board and the fundraising goals we have for the organization. We look forward to continuing the conversation with her help!" - Maggie Potter, Regional Board Member & Jen Horan, Regional Director (AUGUST 2016)
"Brittany is amazing! Our unexpected search for a new Head of School required some soul searching from the board. Brittany distilled the key issues we were facing after a brief planning session, and structured our meeting in a positive, consensus building way. Our board came out with a reinvigorated sense of enthusiasm and shared vision as we embark on our head search. I can’t wait to work with her again!" - Helen Horstmann-Allen, Clementine Montessori School Board Member and Parent (JULY 2016)
“The structure of the class was great and it was very interesting to see how different groups took their sample strategic plans in so many different directions.” “The case study was helpful to understand and internalize the process of setting goals, breaking them down, and creating a time frame.” - Strategic Planning Workshop Participants (MAY 2016)
"The Vision Driven Artist Series has given me both the motivation and the ability to tackle projects that were impossible for me beforehand. Not only does it remind me that I have all the resources I need at my disposal, it also gives me a chance to interact with others and network with people in the same shoes financially and creatively. Taking advantage of these opportunities have thus given me so much forward momentum, and after having received a grant as a direct result of these workshops, there is nowhere to go but forward. This series comes just in time for MUSE, an experimental dance show to be presented in October of 2016." (APRIL 2016) Photo credit: Theik Smith Photography
"The VISTAs enjoyed how interactive your webinar was, they felt engaged with you throughout and it kept their attention. They also really appreciated that each of them were given the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas multiple times during your session." - Kelly Langan, PACC VISTA Leader (MARCH 2016)