Interested in: Ethical Leadership
Concerned with: Outdated Systems
Motivated by: Creative Thinking
The public sector exists to serve communities, not the bottom line. They cannot do this alone. Civic engagement is the magic sauce that brings citizens, groups, and municipalities together to protect public values and make positive change.
Research tells us that the same group of connected people habitually engage. This can adversely affect policies and initiatives that are reflective of a wider community. With technology, outreach, and innovation, the barriers to engagement can give way to more inclusive representation. If you’re a community group, municipality, or a concerned citizen, and are ready to work differently, we’re ready to work with you.
Whether you are looking to hold a staff or board retreat, or to professionalize a group of volunteers or public officials, we can help improve how your organization solves problems and makes decisions to increase overall effectiveness.
Every organization has at least one superstar sitting on the bench. With a focus on traditionally marginalized groups, we explore the space between self-interest, the interest of others, and the greater community. Using a foundation of ethical leadership principles, we guide emergent leaders to inhabit this space, develop their full potential, and reveal the visionary within.
Nancy is a dynamic speaker and presenter. She has headlined events like the Women’s March and TEDX Portsmouth Women and has presented at conferences, been a guest speaker, delivered keynote addresses, and facilitated round table discussions across New England. Contact Nancy
“Before Artisine was established, we benefited from the extraordinary knowledge and kindness of our professional network. Nancy sat with us around the kitchen table to talk about first steps and challenges related to our nonprofit journey. She reminded us to be focused and persistent in our mission and build the highest quality experiences possible. Her enthusiasm energized us and helped us launch our organization! Thank you, Nancy!“
“Nancy came to Claremont to support local entrepreneurs, but we discussed issues and strategies that went beyond economic development. Nancy has a passion for community and looks at public policy in a way that is fresh, optimistic, and contagious, especially in her professional approach to how leaders can make policy relevant today. “
Former City Manager, Claremont, NH
“Nancy is smart and practical, and with her vast experience, she has ‘seen it all!’ Nancy is one of the first people I think about when it comes to recommending a professional to help. Further, I’m consistently impressed with Nancy’s ability to connect with an audience, no matter the topic.“
~ Beverly Donovan
Economic Development Director, Derry, NH
“I had an idea during COVID to turn a city parking lot into an outdoor food garden and performing arts area to help businesses generate additional revenues while giving the community a space to gather safely. Nancy was the first person who I went to for advice and guidance, as she is one of the few people I know who is no-nonsense and can get things done. And that’s exactly what she did through her will, intelligence, and ability to problem solve on the spot.”
~ Kathleen Cavalaro
Former Executive Director, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH