Annisa Wanat

AMW Solutions, LLC

 

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First Name
Annisa
Last Name
Wanat
Company
AMW Solutions, LLC
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Company Overview
Annisa Wanat develops solutions to strategic planning and project management challenges, boosts program effectiveness, and tells powerful stories.

She approaches each organization with an analytical and global perspective. She never gives “cookie-cutter” advice. Annisa's clients always receive customized, local solutions in strategy, leadership, project management, and communications.

Annisa focuses on nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations, specializing in start-ups, civic groups, and small and mid-sized associations that rely on volunteer support.

She began consulting after 20+ years of experience working around the globe on diverse issues, with multicultural teams in challenging environments.

Technical areas include community economic development, local governance, organizing (community, issue-advocacy & political), and policy analysis.
Services
leadership & strategy
- strategic plans
- organizational assessments
- program design
- board development
- interim management services

project management
- full-cycle project management from planning to evaluation
- grants administration
- content calendars & social media management

writing & storytelling
- proposal, grant & report writing
- storytelling & content creation
- communications strategy and planning
Practice Areas
  • Board Support (Development, Governance, Retreats, Training)
  • Capacity Building
  • Communications, Marketing & Public Relations (including Research and Strategy)
  • Grant Writing/Research
  • Interim Leadership
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  • Program Design and Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing/Editing
Client List
- East Moline Main Street
- Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees
- Ellen Marks for Congress
- Mercado on 5th
- Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- McKellar Corporation
- GoPicnic
Testimonial 1
[Annisa] has provided outstanding guidance in leadership development, comprehensive training for board members, and suggestions for changes to organizational structure. Her recommendations have resulted in a significant increase in the number of individuals taking an active role in the leadership of the organization and the development of a cross sharing of the responsibilities of leadership. - Grant Curtis, Board Chair, QCAIR
Testimonial 2
[Annisa] is approachable and her communication skills lead to conversations that produce measurable outcomes. In the non-profit world-these are often difficult conversations with tough questions. I look forward to working alongside Annisa in future projects. - Jayne O'Brien, Director, Moline Community Development Corporation
Testimonial 3
Since the founding of Mercado on Fifth, Annisa Wanat of amw consulting has been guiding the organization through strategic planning for growth and sustainability. She also helped us successfully craft and execute major grant applications. If you’re looking for a true extension of your team, someone who will truly care about your mission, then Annisa is the ticket. - Maria Ontiveros, President, Mercado on Fifth
 

Publications & Articles

Article 1
5 Reasons Your Board Should Switch to Google Drive
Article 2
5 quick social media tips for nonprofit leaders
Article 3
April Educational Event: How to Run Your Nonprofit like a For-Profit
 

Speaker's Bureau Information

Speaker Bio
Annisa Wanat is a strategist and storyteller. She develops solutions to strategic planning and project management challenges, boosts program effectiveness, and tells powerful stories. Annisa works with nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations, focusing on start-ups, civic groups, and small and mid-sized associations that rely on volunteer support. Before consulting, she spent 20+ years working around the globe on diverse issues with multicultural teams in challenging environments. She is also a travel and politics junkie.
Topic 1
Practical Project Management for Nonprofits
Topic 1 Description
Refresh your project management skills and discuss strategies on using them to improve your team’s effectiveness. Topics that can be covered include:
• Reviewing key project management principals;
• Identifying how you team is (or is not) using project management principals; and
• Developing a shared vocabulary and processes to increase productivity.
Although this webinar is not about learning about online tools, if your team has already adopted (or is researching) one, this may be incorporated as well.

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