social enterprise alliance

society for organizational learning

Entrepreneurs for North Texas

alliance for nonprofit management

What's Our Impact?

Here is what our clients say about us – results often speak for themselves:

shared housing center dallas tx“After working in the trenches for years, our approach to our work and the way we communicate its impact to others had become stale.  Social Impact Architects helped us take a fresh perspective, enabling us to put new energy into our work and
with a focus that really engages our public!” 
Maria Machado, Executive Director, Shared Housing Center (Dallas, TX)

green plus“Suzanne was fantastic in assisting the Institute with a strategic board retreat and logic model.  Her support, skills, and insights during a critical transition period were invaluable.  With the demands of a young organization, having a trusted and experienced mentor to guide us has enabled us to be more effective.  Suzanne, always the consummate professional, is a pleasure to work with and we have been repeatedly impressed with the quality of her work and guidance.”
Sarah Kate Fishback, Director of Operations, Institute for Sustainable Development (Durham, NC)

northern kentucky community action commission“Social Impact Architects helped our organization move toward developing a social enterprise to earn money for our mission,
and even helped us  determine the right opportunities to pursue. Suzanne worked closely with staff to develop an implementation plan and provided practical advice to help us avoid pitfalls along the way.  Suzanne Smith is a strategic thinker, and excellent trainer,
and an experienced facilitator who understands the nonprofit environment.”

Florence Tandy, Executive Director, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

TROSA“Suzanne just has a “spark” in her – it was clear to me from the moment I met her that she “got it” and was committed to helping us. She listened first, gave meaningful advice, and worked with us on a solution. Many MBAs believe that they know everything and can easily solve issues for nonprofits. Because of her background, she knows how tough it is to be a nonprofit and operates as a partner rather than a typical consultant. I highly recommend her and Social Impact Architects.”
Kevin McDonald, CEO, Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA) (Durham, NC)

Catholic“Suzanne Smith is a very knowledgeable and experienced trainer. She thoroughly engaged our staff in learning about and exploring “hands-on” the many facets of developing a social enterprise. This included researching various social enterprise options and presenting the results to a group. I was amazed at the level of participation and the depth of understanding gained by our staff. CSS is much better positioned to enter the field of social enterprise after attending Suzanne’s 3-day training.”
Susan Bomalaski, Ph.D., LPC, Executive Director, Catholic Social Services (Anchorage, Alaska)