Vision
Orgforward is committed to creating vibrant, thriving communities where equity, dignity, and an healthy environment exist for everyone.

Strategy:
To achieve this vision, Orgforward partners with agents of community change to create learning opportunities that advance leadership and develop strategies that make leaders and the organizations they serve more effective in advancing community benefit.

Framework:
At its core, Orgforward is focused on approaches to building stronger, sustainable organizations that are advancing a vision of a better community.

Orgforward is founded on the principle that successful and sustainable organizations are the result of people who agree on a clear vision of how they intend to create community benefit and change - people who intentionally and deliberately work to deepen their own understanding of the strategy, leadership, asset, and infrastructure of the organizations they serve. Orgforward is a catalyst to support these individuals.

It's about understanding the foundation of our work (Vision & Programs)
    • our vision of what we want our communities to be 
    • our values 
    • our assumptions 
    • our theories 
    • our expectations 
It's about understanding what it takes to run an effective organization (Leadership & Operations)
    • the leadership 
    • the programs 
    • the assets 
    • the infrastructure 
It's about understanding what it takes to move forward (Strategy & Planning)
    • to enhance the benefit our work has on our community 
    • to invest in our organization's sustainability 
    • to better understand our role(s) 
    • to keep us focused 

It's about opportunity & sustainability - The ability to assess the organization you serve and act deliberately on today's needs with an intentional awareness of achieving your vision for tomorrow. This is the "Sustainability Bias" that informs all of the work of Orgforward .

Approach:
Orgforward provides training, facilitation, consultation, and coaching to organizations and agencies working to improve our communities and the lives of people. Orgforward engagements focus on creating receptivity to change and providing tools to help that happen. The goal is to deepen the understanding of organizational sustainability so that board members, staff, and volunteers clearly understand an organization's vision; can articulate a clear mission strategy; know what it takes to successfully accomplish the mission; and make decisions that support effectiveness today and an organizational presence tomorrow. Orgforward also actively engages with other capacity builders to continuously improve our collective work and the work of the sector. 

Commitments:
To foster the greatest potential for success, Orgforward is committed to conducting all work based on the beliefs that:
  • Everyone is a partner in this process and will be treated with respect, dignity, honesty, and compassion
  • All decisions and actions are subject to explanation and examination 
  • When a path is not apparent, it demands humility, honor, and more attention, not less 
  • The focus is forward on what we will make possible and how we will do it

Who:
Justin Pollock
Principal & Founder
@justinpollock
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Justin Pollock
is principal and founder of Orgforward . Working with agencies and capacity builders to develop strategies that encourage meaningful community benefit and organizational sustainability, he focuses on strengthening the connection between vision and the organizational leadership, programming, finance, and infrastructure needed to be effective. Supporting organizational leaders with what they need to effectively govern and operate the organizations they serve is the priority. Before launching Orgforward , Justin served in a key leadership role as Chief Operating Officer for Maryland Nonprofits. Justin has trained and presented to board, staff, and volunteers from hundreds of organizations and government agencies ranging from small start-ups to large well-established businesses on topics of governance, financial management, strategic planning, supervision, leadership development, and organizational sustainability. He has more than 20 years of experience in the education and nonprofit fields with an extensive background in the areas of leadership development, organizational management, group process facilitation, curriculum development, team-building, and facilitator/trainer development. Justin's career also includes work in the technology field, classroom education, and experiential, outdoor learning.

Justin holds a dual B.A. in Organizational Theory and Environmental Studies from Pitzer College and a M.Ed.in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University.


Justin is a Creating the Future Fellow


Justin is a Standard for Excellence Licensed Consultant®
through the national Standards for Excellence Institute and also serves as a master trainer for the Licensed Consultant Training program.

CCAT tcc groupJustin is a certified CCAT® (Core Capacity Assessment Tool) facilitator through TCC Group 

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