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Brigette Rouson, Principal, Rouson Associates, brings over 25 years’ experience building nonprofit effectiveness toward a just society. Her practice includes strategic planning, governance and other leadership development, facilitation, training and action research. She has been part of the design and implementation of numerous capacity-building initiatives for organizations and for grantmakers.

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We also train for a wide variety of organizational needs.

Advocacy/Grassroots Organizing

Understand the importance of building power to influence public policy and make institutional and cultural change; know effective strategies and legal limits for nonprofits. Know how to plan and work the plan, including collaborations/coalitions.

Cultural Competency

Deepen your knowledge and resource base about the far-reaching impact of cultural dynamics in the workplace and in the community. Take your relationships to a 21st century level with a greater consciousness and practical tools.

Fundraising/resource development

Make money! Make change! Find the right mix of values-based strategies to fuel your efforts.

Volunteer engagement

Identify, attract, and retain volunteer talent that will increase your capacity to reach your goals.


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Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders

Let’s start the conversation and the collaboration! There is no ‘how-to’ manual on cultural competency . And, compared to other topics in nonprofit management, little exists on the skills and strategies needed to address racism and inequity. Building cultural competency is an ongoing journey that nonprofit leaders choose to take because they know the end result will be a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. Patricia St. Onge and her contributing authors help readers grapple with the urgent issues that can transform capacity builders into change agents in the nonprofit sector. Embracing Cultural Competency starts the dialogue on how organizations can start building capacity.

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“Brigette Rouson was the keynote speaker at our annual national conference. She was a delight to work with from our first conversation through post-conference communications. Her presentation was tailored to our group and they immediately felt her connection. Her message was right on target, inspirational, engaging, and insightful. She brought the audience to their feet and left them feeling empowered.”
Deb Tewell, Events Manager
National Association for Interpretation

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