The work begins with the organization, but at its heart are the people.

Over the past 20 years, new faces have become familiar faces, trainings have opened the door to team-work, and at the end of every collaboration has emerged a long-standing relationship. You will find below a list of clients I have had the privilege of guiding, as well as their reflections on our work together.

Foundations

  • Geraldine R Dodge Foundation
  • Bush Foundation
  • Barr Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation
  • Council on Michigan Foundations
  • Community Foundation for Lorian County
  • Blandin Foundation
  • Skillman Foundation
  • Minnesota Council of Foundations
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Joint Affinity Groups (Affinity group of identity based foundations)
  • Headwaters Foundation for Justice
  • Devos Family Foundation
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • Battle Creek Community Foundation
  • Ruth Mott Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Muskegon County
  • Frey Foundation
  • Minneapolis Foundation
  • St. Paul Foundation
  • Funders for LGBT Issues
  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
  • Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
  • St. Paul School Foundation
  • Independent Sector
  • Grantmaking at the Crossroads (a joint project of the Arcus Foundation and Council of Michigan)
  • Sobriety High Foundation
  • Funding Exchange
  • PFund
  • Gill Foundation
  • Minnesota Council of Foundations
She has helped us to inspire and engage the groups we support in ways we never could have anticipated.
  • Beth has helped us develop tools for supporting grantees to be part of a social justice movement. In particular, the tools help individuals and organizations to understand what it means to be part of a movement and to envision ways to come together more deeply. She has worked with us on many levels and her work has made a tremendous difference for us as a foundation. She has helped us to inspire and engage the groups we support in ways we never could have anticipated.

    David Nicholson, Program Director, Headwaters Foundation
  • Our partnership with Beth offered a critical boost to our internal capacity as we launched the Bush Foundation’s internal equity work. She led our staff in learning workshops, provided coaching and support to individuals and teams. Her expertise and insight were significant. A couple years later you still hear people say “…as I learned from Beth…” or “I really appreciated how Beth helped me look at my issue/my skills in a new way.”

    Stephanie Andrews, Bush Foundation

Social Services

Non-profit

  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • Wilder Foundation
  • Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
  • Center for Victims of Torture
  • Minnesota Council of Non-Profits
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Center for Prevention
  • Michigan Non-Profit Association
  • Reclaim
  • Minnesota AIDS Project
  • Open Arms, Minnesota
  • Center for Hmong Arts & Talent
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Positive Care HIV Center
  • Common Bond Housing Cooperative
  • Non-profit Assistance Fund
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • Minnesota Children’s Theater
  • Minnesota Non-Profit Allies Coalition
  • Court Expert Psychologists (Olso, Norway)
  • Hearth Connection
  • YouthLink
  • District 202
  • HealthEast
  • Easter Seals
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities
  • Center of African New to America
  • aMaze
  • Mental Health Resources
  • ARC – Ramsey/Anoka Counties
  • YWCA
  • United Way, Twin Cities
  • Rainbow Health Initiative
  • Minnesota Trans Health Coalition
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Government / Public Service

  • US State Department - US Embassy: Oslo, Norway
  • Minnesota Department of Education – Sexual Health Program
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Ryan White HIV Program, Hennepin County MN
  • Department of Human Services, Minnesota Dept. of Health – HIV Section
  • St. Louis County Social Services, MN
  • Hennepin County, MN
  • Ramsey County, MN
The presentation was very well done in that it sparked conversation and deep thinking, even after the trainings ended.
  • I was hesitant to think that training sessions would actually make me more culturally competent - I was worried it would be a waste of my time. But the information was rich, and I feel that I better understand what cultural competency is and how to get better at it. The presentation was very well done in that it sparked conversation and deep thinking, even after the trainings ended.

    Participant (social services)
  • “As an organization invested in housing and community building, becoming more interculturally competent is as important as any essential tool in our toolbox. Beth has shown us how to make the idea of centering and embedding equity a part of our organizational DNA, instead of simply providing a one-off training that loses potency with time. Playing roles of facilitator, coach, guide, and strategic partner, Beth has been an instructive voice in our ear for every step of the journey over the last two years. We are so very grateful for her partnership!”

    Tim Jacobson, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • Since the mid 2000s, Beth and associates have facilitated the Minnesota Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention’s biennial allocations retreat and have provided training on intercultural communication, power and adaptation and aligning intent with impact. She and her colleagues create a meeting and training climate that is inclusive and amplifies voices that are often quieted by dominant cultural norms. As a result, members from communities disproportionately impacted by the epidemic are more engaged in deciding how federal grant resources are used to meet community needs.

    Jonathan Hanft, Ryan White Program Coordinator

Social Change

  • Environmental Initiative
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Food Corps
  • Groundswell, Auburn Seminary
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • Jewish Community Action
  • Public Allies
  • Take Action MN
  • Citizens League, MN
  • Skeiv Verden (Oslo, Norway)
  • Colorado Activist Network
  • Transit for Livable Communities
  • Essential Conversations
  • OutFront MN
  • National LGBTQ Task Force
  • Midwest States Center
  • Woodhull Freedom Foundation
  • Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
  • Heartland Democracy Center
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  • MICAH (Affordable Housing Coalition)
  • Justin’s Gift
Beth’s thinking around movement waves, collective identity development and framing is on the cutting edge of movement building and organizational development work.
  • Beth’s thinking around movement waves, collective identity development and framing is on the cutting edge of movement building and organizational development work.

    Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
  • FCC was a truly unique experience where I got a chance to learn more about myself and the areas I need to work on to be a better equity champion professionally and personally. Through FCC, I gained a better understanding of my communication styles and where I fall on the Intercultural Development Index which has given me the ability to interact and communicate through difference at a much higher level than I was previously. I also have a clearer understanding of how and when I perpetuate systemic inequities and have more tools and practice analyzing the ways in which I can hold myself accountable to do better and own my privileges. I regularly go back on the learnings I got from FCC, and truly feel that I am a better person for going through this with a wonderful group of people.

    Andrew Plumley, Equity in the Center

Faith

  • Institute for Welcoming Resources
  • Interfaith Alliance for Racial Justice
  • Welcoming Church Program Leaders
  • Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • International Coalition of Unitarian Universalists
  • National Religious Leadership Roundtable
  • Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation, Hebrew Union College
  • Auburn Seminary
  • United Church of Canada, Intercultural Ministries
  • Jewish Movement Building Project
  • Mt. Zion Temple, St. Paul MN
  • Muslims for Progressive Values
  • Western Methodist Justice Movement
  • Pink Mennonite & Brethen
  • Reconciling Ministries Network
  • Lutherans Concerned/North America
  • Methodist Federation for Social Action
  • Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Association
  • United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns
  • All Souls Unitarian Church Tulsa
I think it is safe to say that Beth deeply impacted my work and vision.
  • I think it is safe to say that Beth deeply impacted my work and vision and those who attended the meetings she facilitated-- particularly the Welcoming Church Program Leaders. Her analysis of social movement history and the 'Movement Moment' in which we find ourselves were deeply impactful. I would highly recommend Beth as a gifted facilitator and movement thinker.

    Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, Institute for Welcoming Resources and Faith Work Director at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
  • Beth’s personal experience, along with exceptional research on our organization combined with the intensive interviews, prepared her fully as a consultant for our organization. I believe this extensive preparation fostered a highly productive retreat and a strategic plan that will serve to advance our mission. The new mission statement and vision statement mark a new moment of change for our organization with commitment to the broader justice efforts. We truly lived into Beth’s training to “build organizations that build the movement”. A Jewish, Lesbian, humorous, long-time gay activist, strategic planner was exactly what a Christian, United Methodist, LGBT justice organization needed to plan fully for the future!

    Rev. Troy Plummer, Executive Director, Reconciling Ministries Network

Education

Higher Education

  • Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Augsburg College
  • St. Catherine University
  • Columbia University – Center for Gender and Sexual Health
  • George Mason University
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • University of Minnesota (numerous departments)
  • College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
  • Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
  • Mills College
  • Monroe Community College,Rochester, NY
  • HECUA
  • St. Cloud State University
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • Carleton College
  • National Women’s Studies Association

K-12

  • Northwest Suburban Integration District
  • East Metro Integration District
  • Stillwater School District
  • St. Paul Public Schools
  • North St. Paul Schools
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
She leads from the trenches, exposing teachers to both traditional and nontraditional approaches to self-discovery.
  • Beth is a visionary in leading systems change. She provided Stillwater Area Public Schools with insight and information about a training model that fit with the goals of education, helping our school district follow a clearly defined path the past five years. Beth’s process of approaching professional development allows teachers to achieve extraordinary goals, while always ensuring that they are provided with a safe and nurturing learning environment.

    She leads from the trenches, exposing teachers to both traditional and nontraditional approaches to self-discovery. Most importantly, her purposeful approach to structuring her work has allowed teachers to apply the lessons they learn to their work with students and families, and to their daily lives.

    Eric Anderson, Stillwater Area Public Schools, Diversity Coordinator
  • The work that Beth as done with Family Social Science falls directly in-line with our strategic goals on multiculturalism. FSoS is committed to a culturally diverse environment and we want our in-coming graduate students to see this commitment as a community by our investment in their own personal goal setting. I would recommend Beth absolutely. She has given us one more tool in preparing our graduate students for their work in a global society.

    Dr. B. Jan McCulloch, Professor and Department Head, Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota

Businesses

  • Seward Co-op
  • Greater MSP (regional economic development)
  • Willy Street Co-op
  • Associations North
  • Ballinger/Leafblad
  • Best Buy Corporation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
  • Supervalu Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Rosemount Incorporated
  • Eco Lab
Rather than just bringing in training that is fun or insightful for a day, Beth is very good at helping an organization grow and develop.
  • Beth’s work with us has profoundly affected our understanding of our work and our vision for our relationships with each other and the communities and companies we serve. Staff have really evolved in their understanding of culture and the ways in which we can work differently to create an inclusive, adaptive, and effective workplace. Staff evaluations of Beth's trainings demonstrated an immediate impact - participants reported utilizing the skills that they learned within 2 weeks of our first training!

    This is a remarkable outcome, and exceeded our expectations. Beth's individual consultations with staff and management have also helped us navigate some complex situations. Her skill as a facilitator, keen observer, and expert in this area has been invaluable. I have noticed her impact outside of our trainings. I hear people discussing culture differently, using references from her trainings related to communication styles, power, and intent vs. impact, and we now have specific goals related to developing shared meaning! I would absolutely recommend her work to others!

    Corporate Manager
  • I have worked with Beth on several projects with more than one organization. I particularly value her insights and her clear and always present values. She led training that some staff reported to me was the best training they had ever had. Other staff indicated that they used things they learned from her training every day on the job. Rather than just bringing in training that is fun or insightful for a day, Beth is very good at helping an organization grow and develop. She focuses on helping individuals gain the skills they need and on improving team dynamics and helping organizations grow.

    Corporate Manager