Advancing Community-Driven Solutions for Social Change. 

Who Are We?

 

Social Good Solutions (SGS) is a woman owned and operated consulting firm that works 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

  • Modeling equity and justice 

  • Co-designing collaborative processes for

       learning and action

  • Speaking truth and nurturing trust 

How Do We Work?

 

SGS’s expertise is grounded in a participatory framework approach 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

Field Scan & Landscape Analysis 

Client Example: 
The California Wellness Foundation

Program & Initiative Design

Client Example:

JIB Fund

Stakeholder & Community Engagement

 

Client Example:

LA Partnership/Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Strategic Advisement

Client Example: 
GRoW@Annenberg

  • Diversity, Inclusion & 
    Cultural Intelligence

     

    Client Example:

    Liberty Hill Foundation (Uplifting Change)

  • Capacity Building & Organizational Development

     

    Client Example:

    California Calls (Black Census & Redistricting Hub)

  • Meeting Design & Facilitation

    Client Example:

    University of Southern California

  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution

    Client Example:

    Los Angeles Unified School District

Who Are You?

SGS’s expertise and principles are grounded in a participatory framework approach that fosters inclusive and collective processes for stakeholder collaboration and community engagement. 

Philanthropic Institution

Portfolio of Work  

  • Initiative Development

  • Funder/Grantee Convenings

  • Donor Organizing

  • Cultural Brokering

Click to see client stories

Public Agency

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

Click to see client stories

Higher Education Institution

Portfolio of Work  

  • Meeting Design and Facilitation

  • Strategic Advisement

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Learning Exchanges

Click to see client stories

 
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  Shane Goldsmith 

 President & CEO

Liberty 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 Lewis

Executive 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 Allen

Deputy 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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Owner & Principal  

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, launching in 2021 under her leadership. 

 

Kaci sits on the board of Social Venture Partners—Los Angeles 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. 

Our Team

GLORIA 

COULANGES

DR. APRIL HARRIS AKINLOYE

DR. ANGE-MARIE HANCOCK ALFARO 

FELICIA

 JONES 

LARESHA 

FRANKS 

Senior Consultant / 

Co-facilitator

Expertise:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Co-facilitator /

Researcher 

Expertise:

Intersectionality & Policy 

Senior Consultant /

Co-facilitator

Expertise:

Community Engagement

& Advocacy

Consultant  

Expertise:

Organizational Development & Change Management  

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Consultant  

Expertise:

Brand Strategy &

Marketing   

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Our Team

 

Our Team

Contact

Address
 

9800 Topanga Canyon Blvd

Suite D292 

Chatsworth, CA 91311 

Email: kaci@socialgoodsolutions.com

Phone 

Tel: 818-442-1963

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.

 

© 2020 Social Good Solutions

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