Bay Area Technical Assistance Providers

Here is a listing of some of the technical assistance providers available in the Bay Area. The majority of these providers are familiar and comfortable with working in communities of color. Please note that we’re providing this list as a service, and please choose providers carefully in order to guarantee the best match for your organization and needs.

Areas of Assistance

  • Comprehensive Technical Assistance
  • Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Fund Development
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Strategic Planning & Strategy Development

Comprehensive Technical Assistance

  • San Francisco Bay Area Capacity Builders of Color Directory
  • Donna N. Bransford, Founder and Principal, DNB Strategic Consulting: Staff management, Social Change Philanthropy, Donor Education and Development, Fundraising Strategy and Support, Organizational Development, Workshop and Curriculum Development, and Facilitation – donna AT dnbstrategic DOT com, 415-370-5216
  • Jara Dean-Coffey, MPH, Founder and Principal, jdcPartnerships: Assessment and Evaluation, Strategy Formation and Strategic Planning, and Leadership Development – jara AT jdcpartnerships DOT com , 415-482-7839 x2
  • Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D., Intersections Consulting: Organizational Development and Capacity Building, Leadership and Staff Development, Program Planning and Curricula Design, Nonprofit Research: Program Evaluation,Needs Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Diversity – intersectionsconsulting AT gmail DOT com, 415-297-7265
  • Taj James, Movement Strategy Center: Strategy Development and Visioning, Organizational Development and Capacity Building, National Network and Alliance Building, Sustainability Training and Coaching, Field Building and Community-based Research – taj AT movementstrategy DOT org
  • Ernest Mark: Coaching, Facilitation, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning – ernest AT ernestmark DOT com
  • Quinton & Martina Sankofa, Sirius Creativity: Leadership Development, Management Training, Group Facilitation, and Ffundraising – sankofaworks AT gmail DOT com, 510-969-6228
  • T. Ayoka Turner, T. Ayoka Turner Consulting Services: Organizational and Staff Development & Coaching, Facilitation & Training, Strategic & Action Planning, Event Organizing, Curriculum Writing & Design, Program Design & Implementation – ayokat AT comcast DOT net, 415-505-2103
  • Tina Weinfurther, Benchmarx Solutions: Stakeholder Research, Strategic Planning, and Performance Management – t.weinfurther AT comcast DOT net, 650-766-4874
  • Greg Young, The G.I.E. Group: Organizational Development, Grant Writing, Transitional Leadership, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Non-Profit Board Development – gyoung AT thegiegroup DOT com, 925-262-8214

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Fiscal Sponsorship

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Fund Development

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Public Relations & Communications

  • Cara Hale Alter, SpeechSkills: Public Speaking – cha AT speechskills DOT com, 415-282-5882 ext. 10
  • Toni Beckham, PR Etceteratoni AT pretcetera DOT com, 209-832-8020
  • Margot Brennan, radicalDESIGNS: Strategic Online Campaign Consulting, Website Planning and Development, and Custom Application Programming and Support – margot AT radicaldesigns DOT org, 415-738-0456
  • Allen Gunn, Aspiration (San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center): Event Creation, Fiscal Sponsorship, Software Project Support, and Strategic Capacity Building Training – gunner AT aspirationtech DOT org , 415-216-7252
  • Bilen Mesfin, Change Consulting, LLCbilen AT change-llc DOT com, 510-686-7910
  • TUMIS: Print Design (brochures, annual reports, books), Strategic Consulting, Internet Strategic Planning, Brand & Logo Development, Marketing Campaign, Web Design and Development
  • Mikael Wagner, Promotions Westbmikael AT promotionswest DOT com, 415-255-0800 – Follow on Twitter: &
  • Eric Wong: Video Production & Editing – eric AT ericlwong DOT com

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Strategic Planning & Strategy Development

  • Helen Kim: meeting facilitation, strategic planning, board training – helenskim AT earthlink DOT net
  • John Newsome, The Public Equity Group – JLNewsome AT gmail DOT com, 415-632-6890

If you have feedback about any of these providers or have others we can consider adding to this list, please contact us.

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