TESTIMONIALS

"We hired Shanda to develop, implement, and manage corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs that were tailor-made for our oil and gas exploration and production company with operations across seven states. Engaging with employees across all levels of our organization, she first worked to identify four core pillars of CSR that would be impactful to our employees, the communities in which they live and work, to our business objectives, and of course, to our investors.  Once the four core pillars were identified (in our case K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education; health and wellness: community emergency preparedness; and focused local giving), Shanda worked to develop projects that could be integrated throughout the entire company, that fostered employee engagement, that created real impact in the targeted communities, and generated measurable benefits to the business. 

 

Throughout her work with us, Shanda demonstrated exceptional organizational skills at leading projects from vision through strategy, execution, measurement of results, and continuous improvement.  She excels at effectively communicating CSR strategy and impact to diverse audiences, including executives, employees. community partners. and key external stakeholders.  And perhaps most importantly, she possesses a contagious enthusiasm for CSR projects that infects management, employees, community partners, and external stakeholders."

 

-Charles B. Stanley, Retired public company CEO

We hired Shanda to develop, implement, and manage corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs that were tailor-made for our oil and gas exploration and production company with operations across seven states. Engaging with employees across all levels of our organization, she first worked to identify four core pillars of CSR that would be impactful to our employees, the communities in which they live and work, to our business objectives, and of course, to our investors.  Once the four core pillars were identified (in our case K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education; health and wellness: community emergency preparedness; and focused local giving), Shanda worked to develop projects that could be integrated throughout the entire company, that fostered employee engagement, that created real impact in the targeted communities, and generated measurable benefits to the business. 

Throughout her work with us, Shanda demonstrated exceptional organizational skills at leading projects from vision through strategy, execution, measurement of results, and continuous improvement.  She excels at effectively communicating CSR strategy and impact to diverse audiences, including executives, employees. community partners. and key external stakeholders.  And perhaps most importantly, she possesses a contagious enthusiasm for CSR projects that infects management, employees, community partners, and external stakeholders.”

Charles B. Stanley, Retired CEO, QEP Resources, Inc.

"Shanda’s expertise is a brilliant and rare combination derived from direct experience in multiple sectors. Many consultants have been the outside observer looking in. Not Shanda. She’s been in leadership roles on the inside of corporations, foundations, and nonprofits so she understands the varying perspectives, demands and opportunities within those sectors and that effectively informs her work with clients.  She is a strategic thinker and a doer who is very adept at the delivering on project goals. She is highly skilled in multiple areas. This allows for her to know your organization and to be utilized for multiple projects, which saves time and money. She is also collaborative, authentic, and a joy to work with.  I’ve worked with numerous consultants in varying capacities in my 30+ years. I’ve worked directly with Shanda for more than a decade and there’s no one I have more confidence in than her to be a true partner in fulfilling the desired outcomes of any commitment."  

Kelly Causey, Ph.D., President & CEO, Colorado Children’s Campaign

"Shanda is an incredible thought-partner. Her depth of experience across sectors and roles offers a range of skillsets and first-hand perspective to drive effective CSR strategy for companies of all sizes. Her wealth of knowledge in CSR best practices, contacts in the field and personal expertise, make her an invaluable resource to our organization. We have had the opportunity to tap Shanda’s insights as a practitioner and a consultant over the years. She is insightful, generous and passionate about driving meaningful impact. She is unique in her understanding of both business and community needs. As a project manager, she is dedicated to delivering a quality outcome – concept to execution. I cannot recommend her highly enough and look forward to our next opportunity to partner."

Kirsten Vermulen, Executive Director, B:CIVIC