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Advancing Community-Driven Solutions for Social Change. 

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Who Are We?

Who We Are

Social Good Solutions (SGS) is a Black woman owned and operated consulting firm. Using a racial justice lens, we work with philanthropic institutions, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and institutions of higher education to design, operationalize and manage strategic initiatives from concept to implementation.

OUR
CORE VALUES

We believe in dignity and justice for all. 

Therefore, we are people-centered and community-driven so that institutions holding the public’s trust do so with integrity.

Our Core Values Are Rooted In:

  • Reimagining what is possible

  • Practicing equity and racial justice 

  • Co-designing collaborative processes for

       learning and action

  • Speaking truth and nurturing trust 

Since 2014, Social Good Solutions has marshaled over $25million
to Black-led nonprofit organizations in California

$28,055,517

And counting...

How Do We Work

How Do We Work?

SGS’s expertise is grounded in a participatory framework that engages stakeholders in co-designing solutions to advance social justice and racial equity. We tailor our work to each client's unique needs.

OUR CORE COMPETENCIES

Initiative 
Management

SGS provides long-term support to philanthropic initiatives by designing public-private-community partnerships and serving as the day-to-day manager, capacity builder and bridge between funders and CBOs.

     

Sample projects:  

                          

Advisory 
Services

SGS provides thought partnership to philanthropies and nonprofit organizations as they seek to design and operationalize racial justice initiatives.

    

Sample clients:  

                                    

Organizational
Culture
Transformation

SGS facilitates organizational transformation work focused on racial justice. We support nonprofit organizations, collaboratives, and funders centering equity in both organizational culture and grant making practices.

Sample clients:  

                          

  • Center for Strategic Partnerships

  • Crail Johnson Foundation

  • University of Southern California

  • Reissa Foundation

  • Downtown Women’s Center

Training and Facilitation

SGS designs and facilitates curated conversations intended to inspire deeper reflection and introspection around racial justice.

Sample clients:

                            

  • California Healthcare Foundation

  • Engage R&D in partnership with First 5 LA’s Best Start Communities

  • Southern California Grantmakers 

  • Panorama Global Training and Facilitaion 

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

SGS works with organizations who are ready to do the deep work of challenging notions around “the way things have always been done.” Equity and justice require us to disrupt long-held power imbalances, reimagine what’s possible and work to put those possibilities into practice.

Philanthropic Institutions

Portfolio of Work  

  • Grantmaking Program/Initiative Design

  • Funder/Grantee Convenings

  • Donor Advisement

  • Equity-Centered Grantmaking

Click to see client stories

Public Agencies

Portfolio of Work  

  • Meeting Design & Facilitation

  • Strategic Relationships 

  • Constituent Engagement

  • Intersectional Advocacy

Click to see client stories 

Nonprofit Organizations

                    Portfolio of Work  

  • Strategic Visioning 

  • Leadership Development

  • Philanthropic Networking

  • Organizational Design

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Higher Education Institutions

Portfolio of Work  

  • Meeting Design and Facilitation

  • Strategic Advisement

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Learning Exchanges

Click to see client stories

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Our Team

Our Team
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  Shane Goldsmith  President & CEOLiberty Hill Foundation

I have had the pleasure of working with Kaci on multiple projects, including funder convenings, narrative change research, the Black Equity Initiative and BLACC Giving circle. Kaci deeply understands how to develop and implement effective philanthropic strategies that engage donors/funders, serve the needs of community organizations, and achieve lasting change. She has a superb ability to understand multiple perspectives and unify people and ideas. I can always count on Kaci to follow through on her commitments and go above and beyond the call of duty to achieve exciting results.

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Sam LewisExecutive Director Anti-Recidivism Coalition

I have found Kaci to be a powerful advocate with great insight. Her knowledge of philanthropy, the nonprofit sector and the various changing dynamics in the business world has been extremely beneficial to both our organization and to me, personally, as a new executive director. 

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Dr. Deborah AllenDeputy Director, LA County Department of Public Health

Kaci has made a terrific contribution to our collaborative efforts to address inequitable birth outcomes in Los Angeles County.  As an advisor to the health department and the convener of a three-way partnership of public agencies, philanthropy and community-based organizations, her deep understanding of the collaborative process and effective translation of program planning to implementation has been invaluable. She has helped move us forward efficiently while making  time  for us to identify and address challenges that might otherwise come back to haunt us when planning turns into action.  She manages to hit just the right balance between stepping back to allow each stakeholder group its voice and stepping forward to keep us moving.

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KACI PATTERSON    

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Founder & Chief Architect 

Kaci launched Social Good Solutions (SGS) in 2014 after nearly 18 years of working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Always with an eye toward human and community development, Kaci has designed SGS to work with philanthropic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and public entities to co-create, operationalize and manage strategic initiatives from concept to implementation, using a racial justice and inclusive, democratic framework to guide the work. 

 

Prior to consulting, Kaci held entry-to-executive-level roles within the nonprofit sector, leading capacity building, education advocacy and social justice initiatives where she facilitated networks of organizations and served over 1,000 civil society leaders and public officials worldwide. In addition to managing multi-million-dollar grant-making portfolios in the United States and abroad, Kaci has created programs recognized as breakthrough contributions in her field: the School Boards and Community Engagement Initiative (2011) and B.L.A.C.C. (Building Leaders and Cultivating Change), a grassroots social activism fund (2014). She was named a California Community Foundation Unsung Hero of Los Angeles for her work with the fund (2016); named to the first 40 under 40 class by the Empowerment Congress (2016); honored with the Wally Marks Change-Maker of the Year award by Liberty Hill Foundation (2017); chosen as a LA CAN Freedom Now award recipient (2019) and was selected into the 2019 inaugural class of The Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship. 

 

She has served as the Chief Strategist of the Black Equity Initiative since its inception in 2017, a racial justice philanthropic initiative she designed, and now serves as the Chief Architect of the Black Equity Collective, which launched in 2021 under her leadership. 

 

Kaci sits on the board of Social Justice Partners—Los Angeles, Tides Advocacy, and is a state commissioner in the Department of Consumer Affairs. She is a certified mediator, a graduate of Pepperdine and holds an MBA in Organizational Management & Leadership from the University of LaVerne. 

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LARESHA 
FRANKS 

Senior Leader, 

Organizational Development and Strategic Partnerships

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CANDICE
MCKINNON
 

Senior Leader, 

Evaluation and Learning

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DR. APRIL HARRIS AKINLOYE

Senior Consultant, 

Racial Justice

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DR. ANGE-MARIE
HANCOCK ALFARO

Research Partner, 

Black Equity Collective

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LONDON
JONES 

Leader,

Network Engagement

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MIAYA 
MAY 

Program Coordinator

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DIAMOND
LEE

Senior Consultant, 

Racial Justice   

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GLORIA
COULANGES

Consultant, 

Brand Strategy & Marketing 

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BRITTNEY
MILLER

Director of Philanthropy

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SIERRA 
SMITH 

Administrative Coordinator 

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LAUREN
BARTLETT

Consultant, 

Racial Justice   

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MICHELE
WOODSON

Fiscal & Operations Manager, 

Black Equity Collective

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TIFFANI
HALL

Fiscal &

Operations Manager

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Contact

Contact

Address
 

9800 Topanga Canyon Blvd

Suite D292 

Chatsworth, CA 91311 

Email: info@socialgoodsolutions.com

Phone 

Tel: 213-513-7191

Kaci is a terrific partner - smart, strategic, thoughtful and kind. There’s nobody I’d rather work with to advance a more equitable and just society.

Parker Blackman, Founder and Principal, Parker Strategies and Executive Director, LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment.

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