About

Good Works Consulting provides customized, quality, high-impact services in:

  • community economic development strategies
  • strategic philanthropy and impact investments
  • risk assessment and evaluation
  • action research and public policy
  • fiscal oversight and due diligence
  • systems change and transformation

Laura Henze Russell, principal, has diverse management experience in nonprofit organizations, substantial experience in philanthropy and consulting, service on several boards of directors, and startup and convening of collaborative initiatives which result in strong skills in working with people and organizations.  See LAURA HENZE RUSSELL Resume December 2013.

Representative clients (includes Good Works clients, and those served by Russell while coordinating GMA’s Consulting Services 1986-1990): The Boston Foundation, City of Boston Centers for Youth & Families, City Life/Vida Urbana, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund of the U.S. Treasury, Community Economic Development and Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative/Dudley Neighbors Inc. Land Trust, First Nations Development Institute, First Peoples Worldwide, Ford Foundation Office of Program-Related Investments, German Marshall Fund of Central Europe, Hearth, Jean Whitney Associates/AGM, Jeffrey Ashe Associates, Jobs for the Future, MA Commonwealth Corporation, Mt. Auburn Associates/US EDA, National Consumer Law Center, Neighborhood Funders Group, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay.

International Experience: Grameen Bank in Bangladesh (with First Nations, Lakota Fund & Ford Foundation), Microenterprise Programs in Colombia (Partners of the Americas), Mondragon Cooperatives in Spain (German Marshall Fund), U.S. Indian Reservations (First Nations Development Institute); language study in Mexico and Central America. 

Teaching Experience: Community Economic Development Finance at Southern New Hampshire College, Tufts Institute for Management & Community Development, and Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation. Guest lecturer: Boston University, Bridgewater State University, and UMass Boston.

Research and publications: see page 4 of my resume; communications and media, advocacy and public policy, and community service: see page 3.

Contact: Laura Henze Russell, laurarussell2 @ comcast.net.

Please contact me for references, work samples, and to discuss your needs.

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