October 26, 2015


Recently, I had the pleasure of attending CAN’s Summit on Building a Person-Centered Community. Approximately 150 Austin leaders and residents spent three hours examining how they develop their programs, services and funding priorities from the perspectives of the people they serve.


Our facilitator, Anna Jackson of Alpinista Consulting, led us through half a dozen Liberating Structures. They are exercises designed to push ou...

October 12, 2015



Whether you run a non-profit agency or a for-profit startup with a triple bottom line agenda (people, profits, planet) an accelerator program may be right for you if you want move your project ahead at light speed.


I’ve been to two Accelerator events in the same week. Here are some observations about the process.


An accelerator gives a group of vetted organizations coaching and mentoring in presentation skills and business d...

September 13, 2015

This was a big week for Austin, Texas. “Mission Driven,” a conference on social innovation, “Philanthropitch,” an accelerator event for nonprofits, and “The Spirit of East Austin Forum,” a community forum on economic development for the historically segregated side of town, dramatically increased our community’s capacity to address social issues in innovative ways.


What do the three have to do with each other? Everything!



May 12, 2015

   As part of our work to support E3 Alliance's corporate fundraising initiative, we wrote and placed an article in the Association for Middle Level Education's Journal. It outlines the success Simon Middle School is having with RaiseUp Texas™ and the Strategic Instruction Model approach. A webinar will support the publication of the article.


Published in AMLE Magazine, May 2015.


   More than 90% of Simon Middle School's...

April 6, 2015

Buffalo Cloud Consulting engaged its first client, E3 Alliance, in December 2014. As part of the work to launch the implementation phase of RaiseUp Texas, I had the privilege of interviewing a dynamic and innovative principal in Kyle, TX for an article in the Association of Middle Level Education's Middle School Journal. The article outlines RaiseUp Texas' support of whole-school adoption of the Systemic Instruction Model with...

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