Founding principal of BTW informing change, Jill is now an independent consultant based in Seattle. She is well known for her work with philanthropies and nonprofits on local and national issues of strategy and organizational health.
While at BTW, Jill served as an advisor to the Tides Center executive team to help frame and prepare the Center's new business strategy. She also facilitated an inquiry and development process for the Educational Network (EdNet) of KQED public broadcasting in San Francisco.
In collaboration with former BTW Principal Fay Twersky, Jill designed an iterative, time-limited theory-of-change process to help projects and organizations align intentions and impact. The process calls on projects to reflect on and clarify their purpose, strategies and targets of change. The result is a final graphic and narrative product used by organizations to guide practice and evaluation. BTW continues to employ a variation of this process with its clients today.
Jill is lead author of dozens of reports and articles, and co-author of a chapter entitled “Performance Information That Really Performs” in the book Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs. She has a passion for providing local and national organizations with consulting support on issues of strategy and leadership.
Jill serves on the board of directors of The Whitman Institute, a San Francisco–based foundation. The Institute funds global organizations and individuals to promote a more peaceful and sustainable world through respectful dialogue, critical thinking and vibrant citizen engagement. She is also on the board of the Seattle CityClub, dedicated to building understanding, engagement and community leadership