Community

Change is created in community with others

Understanding who is in our community, and how we can work together, elevates the work of social change beyond one person, program or organization.

What is “community”?

People, place, and purpose aligned toward a common goal

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    People

    We’ve forged robust partnerships with forward-thinking leaders throughout Southern California (and beyond). Our work with diverse funders, business leaders, and nonprofit professionals translates into meaningful experience to support you and your cause.

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    Place

    From DTLA to the OC, we’re committed to creating a better Southern California. We understand the issues facing our neighbors and neighborhoods—from homelessness and housing insecurity, to our LA River and local watershed, to education and workforce development.

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    Purpose

    Blue Garnet’s role is to walk alongside leaders who are facing an inflection point. We are here to help advance your social impact vision, bringing you the knowledge you need to make decisions and move the work forward.

Memberships & Affiliations

Whether through formal membership or active engagement, we are proud of our connections with these organizations.
American Evaluation Association logo 35 years

Dedicated to excellence in evaluation practice, utilization of findings, and inclusion and diversity

eval.org

Certified B Corporation logo

A B Corp since 2012, our firm has regularly earned their “Best for the World” distinction

bcorporation.net

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Leading source for research, trainings and news

ccc.bc.edu

Equitable Evaluation Initiative logo

Field-building leader reimagining the purpose and practice of evaluation to advance equity

equitableeval.org

Logo for NNCG

Longstanding membership; Way-Ting Chen currently chairs Steering Committee; Shannon on Disability Inclusion Taskforce

nncg.org

PW logo

Our own Giselle Timmerman's efforts to build workplace well-being and resilience

positivework.com

SVI logo

Global knowledge and learning hub for purpose-led companies and leaders

sharedvalue.org

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Involved at its inception as SVP Los Angeles, Blue Garnet co-founders have served in leadership roles

sjpla.org

Community change-makers connect

Strategy Lab offers unique opportunity to reflect and plan for the future

In 2012, Blue Garnet celebrated our firm’s 10th anniversary with a strategy lab (because a standard party just wouldn’t be us)! Our friends at TreePeople were kind enough to offer the use of their campus—an ideal gathering place.

Colleagues, client partners, friends, and family came together to engage in impact thinking while connecting with other Los Angeles-area change-makers. Even as our 20th anniversary approaches, the sunny memories from this day seem like only yesterday.

 

A large group photo of guests at Blue Garnet's 10th Anniversary strategy lab