- Program Evaluation
- Strategic Planning
- Program Development
- Organizational Development Training
- Impact Measurement
The mission of JSL Community Strategies is to improve the capacity of community economic development organizations maximize their impact. We provide support and facilitation to help our clients renew and clarify their sense of purpose, deliver their programs and strategies most effectively, and document the positive changes they generate in their communities.
Our work is driven by the recognition that nonprofit organizations who can most clearly articulate their desired outcomes and demonstrate their successes will be more sustainable and able to generate meaningful social and public policy change.
Principal Consultant Jennifer Lobenhofer has nearly two decades of successful experience and engagement in community economic development advising, capacity building, training, and applied research projects in the public and nonprofit sectors. In addition to her consulting practice, Jennifer currently serves on the faculty of the Master in Public Policy and Administration program at California Lutheran University, where she teaches courses and workshops in economic development, strategic planning, program evaluation, nonprofit management, and organizational theory. Previously, Jennifer served as director of the Community & Economic Development program at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Government, a statewide professional development and capacity building program for local governments and community partners, and served as Associate Director of an asset building / community development policy research institute at UNC.