Sandy O'Donnell

Sandy O’Donnell has more than 25 years of experience in applied community research and consults with foundations and nonprofits.

Fundraising Practices in Community Organizing

How do we grow or even stabilize when we’ve topped out our dues income and have to do more and more to keep the level of foundation support we have?

Turning Parents into Strong Community Leaders (COFI)

Late last winter, Nancy Santiago, as a member of the "Parent Policy Committee," helped convince Chicago Public Schools to involve parents and communities more...

Community Building & Community Organizing Issues in Creating Effective Models

Sandy O'Donnell and Ellen Schumer have been deeply involved in developing a new model of organizing called "family focused community building." Their work centers...