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Consulting, Coaching & Commentary

work at the creative intersection of philanthropy & resident-centered investing
Who I am

My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight,
Only where love and need are one…
And the work is play for mortal stakes
Is the deed ever really done for heaven
And the future’s sakes.
-    Robert Frost

What I do

I love what happens when people discover how resourceful and powerful they are when they are together.  I love to see the new ideas, new energy and new stories that almost always show up in these situations.  And I believe that place-based philanthropy can help more of this happen - and want to help those that share that belief be successful.

What People Say

I have been privileged to get to meet, learn with, and work with people who inspire me, challenge me, and keep me going. I've asked a few of them to say share something about me.....and here's what they said!


Commentary on the Creative Intersection of Philanthropy and Resident-Centered Investing

This is my current blog - the place I comment on persistent challenges, innovative practices, and anything that might be helpful to the courageous people who are working at the intersection of philanthropy and resident-centered investing.

Join me here by offering comments, sharing what I write with others, and suggesting content for future posts. 



janis (at)

Tel: 361-772-3228

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