Gather helped us drill down and delve much deeper to the heart of our issues. Rochelle is friendly, professional, confidential, and crazy-cool. Her skills can provide real value to any organization that is striving to be better.
The Mary Black Foundation asked Rochelle and her team to assist us with the design of logic models and theories of change for our focus areas. They were able to take our board, staff, and some community partners through the steps in a smooth and organized fashion. Logic models can be tricky, but they pulled it all together, and we are delighted with the results! I would recommend Rochelle without hesitation - her knowledge of non-profits, her ability to facilitate, and her professionalism are outstanding.
We were very impressed with Gather. They did a great job with our strategic plan and facilitating our retreat. I would strongly recommend Rochelle because of her knowledge and because of her warm, engaging personality.
When we faced a monumental, sudden organizational overhaul that caused great discontent among our funding partners, Gather stepped in and helped us steady the situation, allowing us to re-gain our footing and come through our transition stronger than ever. Rochelle has a great ability for putting challenges into perspective. Her personality allows her to deliver tough news without causing conflict or hurt feelings. She showed the real value of our positives and gave us a path to overcome our negatives.
I would recommend hiring Rochelle and her team to any organization. They are truly an invaluable resource when it comes to strategic planning and organizational structure. They have a unique way of helping leaders shape vision and patiently walk them through the process of crafting both language and ideas to aid in the success and health of nonprofits.
Rochelle Williams is a rare talent. She is a delightful combination of experience, insight, creativity, and charm. Our agency’s unique needs in the area of facilitation and education were well met. I will continue to recommend Rochelle to colleagues with enthusiasm.
“I recently worked with Rochelle to help move our newly formed coalition ahead. She is a very competent facilitator with great personal characteristics and communication skills - two attributes that make her very good at what she does. She helped keep our discussions on track by skillfully guiding the dialogue, while maximizing the limited time we had together. She recognizes the unique and valuable contributions of all people and gently guided every member of our coalition to participate. She was always well prepared, stated her objectives at the beginning of each meeting, and helped us understand what we needed to accomplish. She ensured that all of our ideas were captured accurately, and was impeccable in her follow up. Rochelle is awesome!
Recently, I worked with Rochelle Williams planning a board retreat for a local non-profit organization. Our board had very specific needs and Rochelle accommodated her approach, analysis and presentation to meet those objectives. She was thorough in her process, which included surveys and personal interviews. Rochelle kept the process on track, on time and on budget. She facilitated the retreat with an engaging and enthusiastic style. Most importantly, she was effective in organizing the myriad ideas generated into a final summary. It was a pleasure working with Rochelle Williams. She brings experience, professionalism and a caring attitude to the task.
Partners for Active Living had a tremendous experience working with Rochelle to create a theory of change model. Rochelle is a skilled facilitator – her process is organized and well thought-out. She made sure that everyone participated, and she challenged us to think boldly in our organizational outcomes.
I often refer our nonprofit partners to Gather when they are looking for support with strategic planning. Rochelle understands the nonprofit world and can provide honest and specific feedback on organizational assessments and action planning.