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Client Reviews – Nonprofit

Aryeh Sherman – President & CEO, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh:

Jocelyn Sheppard and the Red House Group worked closely with JF&CS management and Board of Directors to produce a thoughtful, clear and well articulated Strategic Plan for our organization. The reports and data prepared by the Red House Group far exceeded our expectations and will be of great value to our organization as we move forward. Jocelyn is a genius when it comes to translating voluminous and complex data into a concise and readily understandable report. 

Scott Hilliard – Nonprofit Executive Director, Touchstone Center for Crafts and Try-Again Homes:

At Touchstone Center for Crafts, the complexity of our membership and our volunteer board culture prevented the organization from achieving real impact and growth. Red House uniquely re-framed our organizational strategic thinking and helped us think and work together more effectively. The end result: our organization reversed a decade of losses and placed us on a growth path that engaged the community at large and broadened our impact nationally.

For Try-Again Homes, a foster care and adoption agency that for years had crept along, Red House provided a strategic planning guide. I remain incredibly glad that we had the opportunity to work with Red House through the most significant and transformational time in our organization’s history! Red House’s approach was both strategic and very practical; we got the outcomes we needed in a manner that ensured the work we did together would stick—and would build the capacity of our staff and community to work together effectively in the future.

Paul Schreffler – Vice President for Workplace Education, Pierpont Community & Technical College:

Red House Consulting was critical in our ability to complete the submission of a grant application related to energy efficiency training in 2009. Detailed requirements, tight deadlines and multiple stakeholders did not deter Jocelyn Sheppard and her team from completing project management activities that were required for the development of a clear strategy for this project and its successful execution. The strategy development, communication support, grantwriting, budgeting and sustainability planning that Red House contributed were critical for not only the grant submission and its subsequent award, and were also factors in the success of the overall project. The grant, funded by the US Department of Energy, managed through the WV Community College System, and executed by a partnership of two community colleges in northern WV, ultimately met its stated outcomes and continues to provide economic development benefits for the people and businesses of West Virginia.

 

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