Shanon Solava and her team of change makers have a knack for facilitating clarifying conversations.
We work with you to plan, redesign and attract community investments. Solava Consulting is led by President, Shanon Solava. Shanon has worked on collaborative community efforts as both a funder and grantee. Along the way she has honed her facilitation skills and collected a group of committed change agents. The nonprofit world is all about making the world a better place. We can help you take it to the next level.
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You are interest in the basics of a nonprofit education foundation. All nonprofit organizations share a common structure including a board of directors and staff. If there are no higher staff, then the 5 common traits outlined as staff below should fall to non-board-member volunteers. 1. The Board of Directors is reflect of the community[…]
You have an idea to make a change in your community or organization. Change initiatives require planning and managing a lot of work along the way. Here are three tips to consider prior to starting a change initiative. 1. What is your destination? Is it known, unknown or semi-transparent? Or even something else? It is[…]
Students United was a youth lead social change project that I facilitated in Lancaster, PA. The project was funded by Lancaster County Community Foundation via the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board. This WIB is unique because it has a long standing strategy of supporting youth via community-based projects for decades. My role was to create[…]
I believe the future of education is: Feelings Beautiful learning environments Student created pathways Teachers as 1. Facilitators and 2. Content Experts Re-membering Unencumbered To get from here to there WE need: Teacher led transformation A move from professional development to personal development Conversations Public input into future design Determination of where the future is[…]
I’ve been involved in a social change project on and off for over ten years. Recently, about 24 months ago, I got significantly more involved after a hiatus. The most frustrating part of the process is the current point. It’s the point in the process where commitment has been confirmed. There is a plan in[…]
There’s a fine line between being liberated and free spirited Life exploration, mid-life liberation and growing wise Maybe, yes, and I’ll get to it someday. Realizing all the time in the world means you need to make the most of it now. Pushing is really pulling, and being still is the best. Wondering, wandering and[…]
I’m a big fan of Pinterest. In fact, it’s inspiring current home improvements ranging from new raised beds for square foot gardening in front of my house to newly painted hardwood floors. Believe me, black is much better then the 50 shades of brown wood. Home improvement has inspired me to reflect on how I[…]
What is the difference between the assumptions that we hold and assumptions that hold us? Assumptions that we hold are typically based on experience. A particular interaction with a person. A television spot we saw. You’ve seen the clutter and drank the Kool-Aid. You didn’t mean to. You might not be thinking about what you[…]
When I got serious about changing my life I started to experience the world differently. I started to notice that people move very fast. I questions whether I was moving fast and why? Then I questioned if I should be moving faster? Slower? Then I quieted my mind (interpret, finally got serious about meditation).[…]
Sometimes you have to think big to to grow your life. So here’s the question, what are ten things things that you don’t think you can do? Maybe it’s a headstand, maybe it’s jump out of a plane, maybe it’s listen to someone who really needs listened to or maybe it’s spending 15 minutes alone[…]