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Debbie Thompson

President and Founder at Strategy Solutions, Inc.
Erie, Pennsylvania, 16509

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Company Name
Strategy Solutions, Inc.
President and Founder
Short Description
Strategy Solutions, Inc. delivers creative solutions to ensure the sustainability of public, private and nonprofit organizations, and to create healthy communities.
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Email Address
8425 Peach St
Erie, Pennsylvania, 16509
United States
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About Me and My Work

What kinds of projects, tasks, or challenges do you typically partner with nonprofits on?
We like to take on the impossible projects that really help organizations achieve their vision and take it to the next level.
As a certified WBE (Woman Business Enterprise), with a mission to create healthy communities, Strategy Solutions facilitates transformation in organizations and communities by providing research, evaluation, planning, training, and project management services. We:
• Engage stakeholders through effective outreach, inquiry, and data collection and effectively summarizing data to draw conclusions
• Create a commitment to action through consensus building by identifying, vetting, and addressing stakeholder concerns
• Utilize primary and secondary research to assess industry and product lifecycles and identify best practices and challenge clients to adapt at (or ahead of) the pace of change of industry and/or consumer expectations
• Translate the vision into action by creating specific action plans and identifying the human, capital, and operating resources required to achieve tangible outcomes
• Assess the capacity and capability of individuals and teams to accomplish assigned objectives, identify technical competency gaps to ensure effective implementation, and provide restructuring recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness
• Evaluate the outcomes and impacts of specific programs using qualitative and quantitative assessment tools including but not limited to written survey (e.g. handout, telephone, fax, mail, e-mail, or Internet), personal interview (e.g. individual or group; structured, semi-structured, or conversational), focus groups, interviews, debriefing sessions, observation, data analysis, activity logs, social network diagramming, concept mapping, Photovoice, geographic mapping, and other data gathering and analysis techniques
• Utilize OptionFinder audience response polling system, SurveyMonkey (internet survey tool), SNAP (a Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing software), Zoom, ReadyTalk, and other webinar software to conduct virtual meetings and collect input
• Collaborate with expert consultants at other companies and across sectors to meet the needs of individual clients
• Build capacity in our client organizations through a “do-teach-coach” model.
Why would someone choose to work with you?
Other Differentiators of our firm include:
• Licensed and approved trainers, consultants, and peer reviewers for the national and PA Standards for Excellence® An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector (our President Debra Thompson serves on the National Standards Ethics Committee)
• Creative problem solvers with ability to “connect the dots” across disciplines, silos, and processes
• Understand and can facilitate relationship building and connections between education, economic, workforce and community development, transportation, public health, acute and post-acute health care, welfare, and social/ community services, as well as elected officials
• Ability to bridge “language barriers” across sectors (i.e., we all want the same things but speak a different language) within large, complex corporations, organizations, community groups, and across sectors
• Existing relationships and connections in most counties throughout Pennsylvania (particularly within the workforce system)
Key words and additional details
strategic planning, market research, financial forecasting, board development, fundraising, business planning, case for support, outcomes measurement, scenario planning, functional analysis