Dr. Vélez worked with my team to refine two program structures — a re-entry program and volunteer program. She focused on leveraging my organization’s existing strengths and the talents of my staff team. She also honored my team’s authentic client-centered approach and made sure to help us to measure and celebrate our program impact. Dr. Vélez is organized, prompt, and we work with her as if she was a member of our team, providing mutual feedback which was received well. It’s hard to find partners that are passionate about the work without having a big ego about it.
Coreen Campos CEO, Focus Forward
When working with Morghan I felt as though I had invited an expert from the community to be part of our team. Her ability to connect with stakeholders, structure studies that incorporated context-specific engagement strategies, and summarize so plainly the results of our work was a tremendous asset. She is one of the most skilled researchers I have ever worked with!
Phil Skei Director, Building Neighborhood Capacity Program
I enjoyed your presentation yesterday and you gave us such great resources! It was better than I ever expected. I actually thought it was going to be boring…. Just because of the topic. Boy, was I ever wrong!! Thank you [Brown Girl Healing] for a fantastic presentation and the beautifully designed bag!
Rosemary Avalos Program Director, Educare Services, Inc.
We partnered with Brown Girl Healing to refresh the design of our three programs and to develop practices to measure program successes. Dr. Vélez understood our vision and mission for serving children, youth, and parents living in extremely challenging circumstances. Dr. Vélez has done an outstanding job keeping the program design and evaluation work authentic to who we are. We will be using the tools that Brown Girl Healing developed not just for coordinating and evaluating our programs but also for communicating with new volunteers, staff, and funders. This has been such a great experience.
Richard Burrell Executive Director, Live Again Fresno
Brown Girl Healing's Program Refresh Kit is an extraordinary product for nonprofits. As we all know, nonprofits need solutions that work, but are also budget-friendly and sensitive to the time constraints of nonprofit staff. The Program Refresh Kit hits all of those marks with ease and the best part is that the Kit will truly help your nonprofit make your programs more effective, less time-consuming for staff, less frustrating for clients, and much more attractive to funders.
Ashley Cain CEO, Cain Nonprofit Solutions