Advancing Community-Driven Solutions for Social Change.
Who Are We?
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.
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 $30million
to Black-led nonprofit organizations in California
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
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.
SGS provides thought partnership to philanthropies and nonprofit organizations as they seek to design and operationalize racial justice initiatives.
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.
Center for Strategic Partnerships
Crail Johnson Foundation
University of Southern California
Downtown Women’s Center
Training and Facilitation
SGS designs and facilitates curated conversations intended to inspire deeper reflection and introspection around racial justice.
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?
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.
Portfolio of Work
Grantmaking Program/Initiative Design
Portfolio of Work
Meeting Design & Facilitation
Portfolio of Work
Higher Education Institutions
Portfolio of Work
Meeting Design and Facilitation
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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.
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.
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.
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 was a state commissioner in the Department of Consumer Affairs from 2014 to 2022. She is a certified mediator, a graduate of Pepperdine and holds an MBA in Organizational Management & Leadership from the University of LaVerne.
Programs and Operations
DR. APRIL HARRIS AKINLOYE
Director of Philanthropy
Organizational Development and Strategic Partnerships
Policy and Advocacy
Evaluation and Learning
and Community Building
Brand Strategy & Marketing
HR & Business
Fiscal & Operations Manager,
Black Equity Collective
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.