Susan Mooney: Consultant

“I was politicized in the movement to end violence against women, and through that movement developed a complex analysis on the intersections of power, socialization and the many manifestations of oppression. Feminists opened me up to understanding my own life through a gender analysis, women of color in our movement woke me up to my responsibility to fight for racial justice.”

I worked in rape crisis during a period when rape crisis centers and coalitions were grappling with how to effectively meld strategies for social change with social services, learning nonprofit management skills in that context was a powerful gift. My own experience and working closely with many allied organizations cemented my understanding of nonprofit management and organizational development skills as a valuable contribution to social change.

Bridging Theory and Practice, I have over 25 years experience working with small and medium size NonProfits with missions focused on issues of equity, justice and rights. For over 10 years I applied my skills and commitment to social change primarily to working with progressive organizations in transition. The rewards and challenges of that work are equally immeasurable; including the opportunity to work on a broad range of social justice issues in organizations using very diverse strategies. Through this experience I developed tremendous instincts and deep skills in leveraging an organizations’ assets; I excel at working with people and organization going through change.

My professional path demonstrates the efficacy of learning by doing; early training in analyzing issues and dynamics through a social context combined with an innate strength for connecting the dots between vast amounts of data are the platform I stand on.

My consulting practice is a manifestation of my commitment to making meaningful contributions to groups and organizations with missions focused on meeting the needs of marginalized communities and working for social justice.