About Our Consulting Services
Strategic Planning • Fundraising • Organizational Development • Training and Faclilatation • Technical Writing
We conduct a customized strategic planning processes based on the needs of each client. The amount of time allocated to the process dictates the approach. Strategic planning is defined as, “A disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. Services can include an analysis of internal and external forces to understand the benchmarks needed for performance improvement, conducting interviews with, staff, and agency clients and conducting a visioning session for the Board and Staff. We can conduct focus groups, and one on one interviews with key stakeholders.
Our goal in working with our clients is to take the stress out of fund development. With our work, we
assist clients in developing the project or program design by facilitating all
design meetings, preparing budgets, researching, and preparing the full
proposals, grant applications, government proposals, bids, contracts, and
directing individual donor campaigns.
We are after “systemic change on behalf of root-cause
problem-solving toward improving productivity and employee satisfaction."
This is the most powerful aspect of our work. Systemic change gets at the root
cause of organizational problems that are in the way of full productivity and
high performance. Human systems are not like machines. When machines
malfunction, the process of choice is to locate the malfunctioning component(s),
then fix or replace them. In human systems, such fault-finding processes tend
to promulgate more problems, rarely solutions. In human systems a
"malfunctioning component" can only exist with the support of the
rest of the system.
The Lindsay Group, LLC. provides training in a
variety of areas. Topics include: Strategic Planning, Grant writing and Fund
Development, Managing Multiple Priorities, Leadership, Change Management, Team
Building, Computer Software Applications-Microsoft Suite, and Real Estate
Investing. The Lindsay Group, LLC. customizes each workshop, lecture, or
seminar to meet the needs of the client. The Lindsay Group consultants provide
group facilitation in an engaging and productive style. Whether you need assistance with a small or
large group we can provide you with the support you need. We design and
facilitate each working session to engage participants from the first minute.
Clients work with us to create clear objectives, ground rules, preparation
packages, and agendas that meet or exceed goals. We help clients select the best tools and
technology that can accelerate and enrich results. Each session includes an
action-planning component to maintain momentum and foster commitment to
The Lindsay Group consultants provide group facilitation in
an engaging and productive style.
Whether you need assistance with a small or large group we can provide
you with the support you need. We design and facilitate each working session to
engage participants from the first minute. Clients work with us to create clear
objectives, ground rules, preparation packages, and agendas that meet or exceed
goals. We help clients select the best
tools and technology that can accelerate and enrich results. Each session includes
an action-planning component to maintain momentum and foster commitment to
results.An effective meeting process starts well before the meeting begins and
continues well after it ends. Working cooperatively with each client we collect
background data and review critical issues to develop a comprehensive planning
structure that can be aided with facilitation software. The software moves a
group successfully from idea generation to decision making by enabling
objective and open participation. Tools for focused brainstorming, idea
building and prioritizing get difficult issues on the table and help shift
negative group dynamics towards objective problem solving and consensus. Action
planning documents and outcomes will be generated and set the stage for implementation.
The Lindsay Group, LLC. prepares technical manuals and
certification applications which enable clients to obtain certification of
programs. We prepare Business Plans,
Annual Reports, Employment Polices and Procedures Manuals, Board of Directors'
Handbooks as well as other documents. In 2008 we assisted the Jered Facility
and the Holy Care Foundation with preparing Certification Applications
including Policies and Procedures
Manuals and other documents which enabled the clients to secure certification
of their programs by the D.C. Disabilities Services and Child and Family
Constance Lindsay has over 5 years of experience both
working in the education policy sector as well as conducting various types of
quantitative research projects. Ms.
Lindsay has a PhD in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern
University and has a Masters degree in public policy from Georgetown University
and a degree in economics from Duke University.
As a Presidential Management Fellow at the US Department of Education,
Ms. Lindsay assisted with the implementation of the National Assessment of
Vocational Education survey, which was conducted nationally amongst providers
of, and stakeholders in, vocational education in order to report back to
Congress on the state of vocational education in America. She also spent time at the Urban Institute
working on a project that focused on evaluating the capacity of organizations
serving children in the Washington, D.C. area.
Since being at Northwestern, she has honed her methodology skills
through classes in econometrics, program evaluation, and research methodology.
Her dissertation work focused on ways in which the structure and practice of
schooling relate to gender and racial differences in educational outcomes using
nationally representative datasets. In
her dissertation, she uses propensity score methodologies, t-Tests, regression,
and ethnography to conduct the analyses.
She has a solo-authored publication that is currently in the revise and
resubmit phase of review at Social Science Quarterly that uses the exact same
methods that will be used in determining any impacts of the Asthma Education
and Training Program.
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Contact us today for a wide range of consulting services, including strategic planning, fundraising, training and technical writing.
1350 Irving Street NW in Washington, DC