• Berthoud Consulting LLC, an organization development (OD) company, is a passionate partner for the success of individuals, organizations, and communities committed to social responsibility and justice.

     

    Organization Development:

    With departments, organizations, or coalitions address strategies, structures, processes, people, and cultures that improve effectiveness.

     

    Leadership Development:

    Build the capacity of people who lead throughout organizations and communities.

     

    Facilitation:

    Design and conduct group gatherings for maximum effectiveness.

     

Client Spotlight

  • Increasing racial diversity in the nonprofit sector

    In 2008, a group of nonprofit leaders, funders, and consultants from across the country came together to explore progress, barriers and possible next steps in increasing racial diversity in nonprofit sector leadership. Approximately 40 interested and committed people came together though many did not know each other. There were several, and sometimes contradictory, views of underlying issues, desired outcomes, potential benefits, and best strategies. At least as important as the ultimate goal of expanding the leadership presence of people of color in nonprofits was the desire to connect people who had an interest in the topic.

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Noteworthy

  • Heather Berthoud's article The Paradox of Diversity in Social Change Organizations, published in Practising Social Change. Download here

Resource Center

  • Diversity Initiative in a Social Change Initiative

    Co-authored with client, Jen Ray of NARAL Pro-Choice America, this academic article chronicles the early stages of an organizational diversity initiative.

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  • Learning Through the Body

    Article-options for more effective facilitation, leadership, and teaching by focusing on the body in addition to the mind.

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  • 14.02.14

    Do you, like so many people and organizations, wait for things to be good—however you define it—before you’ll share love in the form of appreciation, kudos, encouragement, generosity, a smile, or even your time? Do you believe that people don’t need praise just for “doing their jobs” or that feedback is what you tell people when they are doing things wrong? Well, this Valentine is especially for you.

    I know well the temptation to fix what seems broken or to improve performance by focusing on what is missing. Yet experience and research show that focusing on what is working builds effectiveness faster AND generates happier colleagues, workers, family members and friends. That’s why “success breeds success” and “what we appreciate appreciates”. The disciplines of positive…

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