I offer several services designed to help your organization thrive by succeeding with your projects and increasing organizational capacity. Below is a summary of each of my services. Click on the Learn More links for complete details on each service.
Many nonprofit staff members aren’t experienced project managers. Their expertise is usually in other areas, and they struggle to efficiently deliver projects. My project management training teaches best practices and allows them to immediately apply tactical processes and tools to make project work more successful and less stressful.Learn More
Nonprofits that regularly implement multiple projects can gain many benefits by adopting an organization-wide project management framework and governance model. We’ll collaborate to customize best practice processes and templates to fit your organization’s culture and context. The governance model will help you to prioritize projects, monitor their status, and allocate resources.Learn More
Organizational development efforts help nonprofits to continually increase organizational capacity and remain viable. I’ll work with you to design and facilitate board/leadership retreats and planning sessions that meet your goals. I have extensive experience developing and implementing new operating models and strategic plans for organizations and can help make yours successful.Learn More
SMART Conversations® (SC) is a proven methodology that enables people to effectively collaborate and hold difficult conversations in a psychologically safe environment. As a certified SMART Conversations® facilitator, I’ll partner with you to tailor a workshop to address the communication issues you’re experiencing.Learn More
Maria’s insight and experience with strategic planning made the whole experience enjoyable and manageable. Her ability to include everyone’s ideas and opinions while shepherding us through the process made me confident that the final product we created was of high quality and reflected our community needs. Her collaborative approach when designing the project scope as well as individual meeting agendas and activities was key to the overall success of this project. First-rate/high quality work and professionalism!
Jim Hermelbracht – Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston
Maria is an incredibly skilled and highly proficient project manager and teacher/mentor. She quickly grasped our unique and complex health organization and engendered tremendous confidence from team members. I wish I had her back right now!
Laura Wagner, SVP Geriatric Services, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Maria displayed a can-do attitude and out-of-the-box thinking to help move forward our initiatives. Her leadership and organizational skills are second to none. She ranks among the top program managers I have worked with.
Bennie Jones – Young People’s Success Series
Maria has this remarkable way of bringing everything and everyone together. Her friendly but assertive style and constant enthusiasm has earned the collective trust and respect of everyone.
Lendale Beverly – Young People’s Success Series
Maria is a whole-brain thinker who is equally gifted at analyzing initiatives from the concept level and taking them down to a very granular action-plan level with a focus on accountability.
Michele Simos – The Dignity Institute
Maria is a strong, ethical leader with a blend of technical skills combined with sharp business acumen. She is dedicated in her quest to deliver streamlined solutions and implement changes to address the most complex problems.