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Native Americans, Nonprofit Management, Grantmaking, Fundraising, Native-Focused Policy Analysis, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Sports Philanthropy, Marketing, Communications, Strategic Planning and Strategic Partnerships.
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National Funders Convening on Native Food Systems, Nutrition and Health
The Shakopee Mdewakaton Sioux Community (SMSC) and the American Heart Association, hired Echo Hawk Consulting to help them develop a partnership in order to jointly convene a national funders roundtable to engage other funders interested in Native American food systems, nutrition and health outcomes for Native children and families. "Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds of Native Health Funders Roundtable," attracted 41 national, regional, tribal and Minnesota funders and philanthropic organizations to discuss these important issues in order to develop strategies to increase funder collaboration, partnerships with Indian Country and to increase philanthropic investment in Native communities.
Assessment and Strategic Planning to Increase Strategic Grantmaking Impact on Native Youth
Potlatch Fund, a Native Intermediary Funder that focuses its mission on growing and empowering Native philanthropy in the Northwest, recently hired Echo Hawk Consulting to conduct an assessment of its current grant making programs and to assist the Board and staff with strategic planning. The goal for the Potlatch Fund is to increase its impact on the health, leadership development and well being of Native youth.
Briefing Report and Indian Country Partnership Feasibility Plan
Echo Hawk Consulting was hired to develop a briefing report on issues pertaining to healthy food access and health disparities in Native American Communities. This report was commissioned by the American Heart Association (AHA) and its Voices for Healthy Kids®, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AHA. Echo Hawk Consulting drew upon its wide network of some of Indian Country’s best and brightest minds, Janie Simms Hipp, Director of the University of Arkansas’ School of Law’s Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative and Wilson Pipestem, Founder of Pipestem Law, to serve as co-authors of this report.
Crystal Echo Hawk is President and CEO and a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. She has eighteen years of experience in philanthropy, social justice and work with Indian Country. Echo Hawk Consulting offers expert services in executive nonprofit leadership, philanthropic giving, programs design, fundraising, and marketing to tribes, grant makers, businesses, nonprofit organizations and philanthropic individuals focused on strategic growth, social change, and investment in Indian Country.
Crystal has a proven ability to develop and implement a strategic vision, raise and leverage resources, achieve consensus among key stakeholders and deliver measurable results in a wide variety of philanthropic, corporate and tribal settings. Crystal has a highly successful track record of convening diverse stakeholders and leadership on issues to advance common and strategic interests for Native American and underserved communities.
Crystal’s unique experience working with key leadership and stakeholders offers diverse contacts and potential collaborations for clients of Echo Hawk Consulting within: philanthropy, public health, youth development, social justice, business, sports, entertainment, tribal governments and Indian Country. As a result, Echo Hawk Consulting, offers a platform of unique services and networks to help clients to achieve their goals.