Embarking on a transformative journey since 2006, we have been at the forefront of an exhilarating crusade against society's most pressing challenges - poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
Collaborating with a legion of experts and dedicated practitioners, we've ignited a passionate charge in this battle for change.
Their deep knowledge and rich experience have not just been invaluable; they've become the gold standard in driving impactful community revolutions!
Getting Ahead provides people in poverty with the same information found in Bridges Out of Poverty, which was developed for professionals and others in the community working to end poverty. Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World is a book and a 45-hour workshop that helps individuals in poverty build their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
True charity stems from compassion and cannot be legislated. The government is an institution and cannot be charitable in truth. True charity is voluntarily sourced. If charity doesn’t empower the poor, it misses the mark. Empowerment is impossible without some aspect of the challenge to help a person become self-sufficient. Real charity is “made actual” – it makes a real difference. Some good or service is rendered to the poor, and outcomes are measured to ensure that efforts are actually making a difference in the individual and community.
We believe our leaders and organizations must be equipped with the resources, tools, and talent necessary to tackle deeply rooted problems that exist in our communities. Too many times, those entrusted to make a difference are expected to do so with extremely limited resources and insufficient support. On a mission to change the odds. Spark Consulting Group works alongside courageous organizations that dare to combat social epidemics plaguing our community – providing expertise, technical support, and strategic leadership.
Tom Wolff and Associates bring forty years of experience in coalition building, community development, collaborative solutions and collective impact. We can advance and support your community and agency initiatives. We have the tools and resources necessary to mobilize the power of collaborative processes in your communities. Through collaborations and coalitions, individuals, organizations and communities become empowered to impact the world around them. Our work is dedicated to bringing greater joy and a deeper sense of spirit and purpose to those seeking to create healthy communities.
Since 2005, Significant Matters has worked with individuals, businesses, city government, non-profits and especially the faith-based community both domestically and internationally to explore and develop more sustainable ways of doing good. Though we still have a long way to go, we believe it’s possible to accelerate the learning curve in this arena through an initiative we have entitled SATtalks, which stands for Sustainability and Transformation Talks.
GoodCities specializes in coaching those who are facilitating the development of a city transformation movement. Our coaches understand the dynamics of leading citywide kingdom coalitions which seek to serve God and their city. Each coach understands the stages of transformation and the skills needed to move from one stage to the next. Our coaches are capable of teaching these skills or can bring in trainers who can. Coaching is a dynamic partnership between the coach and one being coached, helping that person/team move from where they are toward the person/team’s desired destinations. Those destinations are defined and shaped by the person/team being coached with the help of the coach to unlock the vision, build confidence, focus on goals, take practical steps and celebrate progress.
Entrusted Foundation facilitates the work of solving targeted, deep-seated, human-life problems in our communities. We also facilitate the conversations and processes necessary to define problems with honesty and clarity, so that we can design solutions collaboratively and creatively. Then, we help to cultivate the atmosphere and mobilize the resources necessary for the life-creating success of those solutions. Our community impact processes follow a multi-layered approach of Research, Revelation, and Response. In essence, problem-solving in the community is our way forward.