About

imageJackie Cefola (she/her/hers) is a trusted advisor who helps nonprofit leaders to start up collaborative services, spaces, and communications.

She works with: 

  • Individuals, providing one-to-one strategic guidance
  • Organizations, supporting collaborative strategies
  • Networks, serving as coordinator, facilitator, and weaver.

She moves collaborative processes forward through research, planning, and accountability. She also serves as a neutral third party, actively listening to and addressing partnership challenges. 

She’s been described by clients as a critical support, experienced guide, and “like an Aunt.” She is fortunate to work with many clients over multiple years of service, in some cases over multiple startups.

She writes an occasional work-related blog and has offered numerous training sessions on topics related to collaboration, shared services, and shared spaces.

Before starting consulting in 2011, Jackie was program manager for Third Sector New England’s NonProfit Center, where she helped to develop co-working spaces, shared services, collaborative training programs and communications. She previously managed and provided consulting services to small businesses and entrepreneurs at the Center for Women & Enterprise. She also gained experience at Environmental Defense Fund and Ernst & Young‘s Center for Business Innovation. Jackie’s education includes an MBA and Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University and a BA in Anthropology from Haverford College. She serves on the board of MindfulBoston.

For more background information see LinkedIn or for quick tips, resource links, ideas and updates see Twitter.

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