Community

Service to Community

My service to community involves working with collaborative groups that strive to address complex social problems, and with volunteers in nonprofit organizations who are conducting strategic planning to better meet growing needs in their community.
When possible and practical, I blend this service with my research and with my teaching. Many such projects are featured elsewhere in this website.
Current community projects include:
DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center

I worked with the Steering Committee of the
Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida to identify priorities for the future of their DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center.
Human Services Needs Assessment of North Pinellas County

I previously worked with the Salvation Army of North Pinellas county and other colleagues in the university to conduct a needs assessment of north Pinellas. I also work with the Salvation Army’s long-range planning committee to draft a plan for long-term strategies to address growing needs.
Tarpon Alliance for Humanity

I occasionally assist the Tarpon Alliance for Humanity in their
strategic planning efforts.
10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Pinellas County

Prior to joining The University of Tampa, I was actively involved in helping to end homelessness in Pinellas County and the state of Florida. I worked with many community leaders to help draft a plan A 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Pinellas County (2006). [primary document author]
Other Nonprofits and Community Groups
When possible, I try to assist other nonprofits with special projects, especial those involving strategic planning and interagency collaboration.