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Meet The Facilitators for LANO's 2013 Member Meeting and Institute

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, October 07, 2013


LANO and Presenting Sponsor the Louisiana Association of United Ways are proud to bring the power of Collective Impact and top-flight training and workshop facilitation of FSG's John Kania, Kyle Peterson and Autumn McDonald to Baton Rouge this November 7-8 for LANO's 2013 Member Meeting and Institute.

Our theme this year, Pull Together Louisiana, highlights the dynamic and effective community work that can be accomplished when partners align toward a common goal and commit to making positive change.

Join us as we explore in depth the concepts and applications of this unique approach to cooperative social action, as lead by those whose expertise and dedication have shaped Collective Impact into a worldwide movement.



John Kania

Managing Director

Kyle Peterson

Managing Director

Autumn McDonald


With twenty-five years of experience advising senior management on issues of strategy, leadership, assessment, and organizational development, John oversees FSG's consulting practice. Role at FSG

As a Board member and Managing Director at FSG for the past twelve years, John focuses on inspiring FSG’s Leadership Team, consultants, and operations staff to achieve excellence in their work. John has led dozens of strategic planning and evaluation efforts for foundations, nonprofits, and corporations. Client activity includes significant experience in education, economic and community development, health care, and the environment. He has also been a leader in FSG’s intellectual capital development related to Catalytic Philanthropy, Collective Impact, Shared Value, and community foundation sustainability.


Building on more than 25 years of international development experience, Kyle has led many of FSG’s Global Health and Global Development engagements. Role at FSG

Since 2002, Kyle has managed over 100 consulting projects for FSG in the areas of strategy, program design, operations and evaluation. He encourages FSG’s teams to think creatively and practically to create client solutions for social impact; helps set the vision for the firm and manages the annual business plan; and he writes and speaks on ideas related to global health, global development and companies’ engagement with society.


Autumn has more than 13 years of experience working with foundations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, school districts, and associations on strategy, program design, evaluation, and advocacy. She comes to FSG with state and national social sector experience, particularly in the field of education. Role at FSG

Autumn is a part of the firm’s Education & Youth impact area and is involved in a range of strategy and evaluation projects. Her interests include education and youth, collective impact, creating shared value, and global development. Most recently Autumn has worked with the National Equity Project in development of strategic priorities and on the development of thinking around human capital and assessment of the education human talent landscape.



What is Collective Impact?

Collective Impact brings diverse organizations together with a common goal of solving a social problem. All actors involved collaborate in a highly-structured manner to make a true impact on a complex issue. 

See attached PDF for Stanford Social Innovation Review article on Collective Impact.  

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