Ullman Consulting is currently leading a strategic planning process for the Partners for Places grant program. The objectives of the project are to create a fund vision, align partners around a 3-5 year strategic plan, and integrate the strategic plan with current operations. P4P is a matching grant program that funds projects to build long term relationships between Sustainability Directors and place based funders. Through Partners for Places, national funders collectively invest in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being of all residents.
Ullman Consulting is the grant program manager for this new partnership between The Kendeda Fund and the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network. The purpose of the $1.5M Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund is to accelerate the adoption of sustainable best practices in Southeast communities by funding projects that implement local sustainability solutions, while leveraging the SSDN network to help others learn from grantee experiences and widely sharing success stories about sustainability in the Southeast.
- Ullman Consulting worked with Innovation Network for Communities to conduct a member driven strategic planning process in 2016 that culminated in USDN’s first long range strategic plan.
- We are currently supporting USDN to implement the first phases of their strategic plan through a creating a long range financial and membership plan.
Ullman Consulting conducted a network assessment
and wrote the strategic plan for the US Climate Action Network (USCAN). USCAN’s 150 US-based nonprofit member organizations work together to strengthen nonprofits’ role in improving local, state, national, and international climate policy and action. USCAN member organizations range from policy, environmental, to community based groups.
When Mami Hara, the visionary Deputy Commissioner/ Chief of Staff of Philadelphia Water, was creating the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange in 2015, she reached out to Ullman Consulting to advise the network in what it takes to build a strong network. We are currently helping to design and launch this exciting group, which promises to widen and deepen the field of green stormwater infrastructure professionals. Ullman Consulting provides coaching, network strategy support, annual meeting design and facilitation for the Exchange.
Ullman Consulting co-founded the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network in 2012 and continues to coordinate this innovative group of 35 southern cities. A current, exciting project of the network is exploring methods and frameworks for integrating equity perspectives into southern energy efficiency programs.