Testimonials

"We were blown away”

“We were blown away with how quickly, thoughtfully, and thoroughly Change Consulting was able to understand the ins and outs of our diverse membership, programs, culture and goals. Their insights were spot on, and they not only created the tools for our organization to better understand our own potential in commun- ications and member engagement, but also provided a clear roadmap of how to get there.”

Terrence Meck, President, Threshold Foundation

"They get it”

“Bilen Mesfin Packwood and Change Consulting have consistently delivered counsel we trust and outcomes that advance our work. They get it, and they get it done.”

Lenore Anderson, Executive Director,
Californians for Safety and Justice

"Infectiously passionate”

“Bilen Mesfin Packwood and Change Consulting are infectiously passionate about strategy and communications. They are also incredibly smart. They took the time to get to know our organization and they listened carefully to our needs before presenting any recommendation. Plus, they do most of the work and they make us look good. We are inspired by them and can’t imagine a better partner.”

Denis Chicola, Communications Director,
Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund

"An amazing partner”

“Change Consulting has been an amazing partner for the Rosenberg Foundation. From devising high impact communications strategies to executing them from soup to nuts, Bilen Mesfin Packwood and her team have been essential to elevating our priority issues and making a real impact on the public and key decision makers. Run, don’t walk, to Change Consulting.”

Tim Silard, President, Rosenberg Foundation

"Expertise in the area of communications”

“Providing communication technical assistance for almost 200 funded organizational partners, all at different levels of communications experience, skills, and resources, is not an easy feat. To help us facilitate this, we partnered with Change Consulting because of their expertise in the area of communications and their ability to create a technical assistance program that directly addressed the needs of our funded partners. Change Consulting proposed and designed a robust five-part webinar series that touched on key components of a comprehensive communications strategy and provided relevant and specific examples and resources that our funded partners could immediately implement. Additionally, they offered monthly office hours to review the information shared during the webinars and support funded partners one on one with their communication questions and activities. Having the ability to completely depend on Change Consulting to facilitate the series and bring their experience and expertise to bear made the entire process straightforward and easy for us, and led to a successful technical assistance program that benefited our community partners and provided them the skills and resources needed to move their communications work forward.”

Nora Dunlap Program Officer - MAT Access Points Sierra Health Foundation

"Heart for social justice”

“Bilen Mesfin and the team at Change Consulting have consistently provided exceptional communications support -- drafting and placing op eds, advising on strategy, planning press events and more. Bilen and her team are professional, empathetic, deep-listeners with a heart for social justice. For the last five years our non-profit has been able to function without a full time communications staff, and still meet our brand, fundraising, and advocacy goals. The secret has been Change Consulting.”

Gina Clayton-Johnson Founder and Executive Director Essie Justice Group

"Hands-on partnership”

“Change Consulting's branding, messaging and communications strategy work for Restore Oakland helped us position the project for continued success. We valued their hands-on partnership, from strategic thinking to execution, as well as their deep commitment to our communities.”

Zachary Norris Executive Director Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

"Strategic thinking”

“Change Consulting was instrumental in landing key earned media hits such as the New York Times, Atlantic Magazine's City Laband other targeted and large markets for the launch of our RACE COUNTS initiative. From their trusted strategic thinking to their writing, the Change Consulting team hit the mark.”

Katie Smith Director of Communications Advancement Project California

Change Consulting, LLC

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Oakland, CA 94607
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