Who We Are

MyGamePlan.org is a line of tools and services developed by Patmos, LLC to support the nonprofit and foundation sectors in strengthening the rigor, resilience, sustainability and impact of all nonprofits.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

An unstable economic environment and a changing policy climate mean many nonprofits are facing new and unforeseen challenges. We believe that in order to succeed in this environment, nonprofits, and the foundations that support them, need a new measure—a resiliency capacity measure –to gauge the nonprofit’s ability to adapt to these changing contexts.

Resiliency capacity- the ability of a nonprofit to adapt, change and thrive, while continuing to develop effective processes, structures, and programs in order to take action and achieve its mission.

Our goal is to provide customized, affordable tools and solutions to support organizations in strengthening their resiliency capacity in order to maximize results and ensure sustainability.

OUR TEAM

Our team combines over three decades of nonprofit leadership, organizational development and financial and management consulting services to foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporate clients and academic institutions. Working with this broad spectrum of clients, we provide organizational assessments, strategic planning, risk management, and fund development, with a special focus upon building greater organizational resilience.

John R. Hilley, Founder and President of Patmos LLC and MyGamePlan Team Lead

jh_headshot_7105_compressedJohn has been involved in nonprofit leadership as an Executive Director and provided consultative services to nonprofits for over twenty years, specializing in start-up and turnaround settings.  He is adept in applying market-based solutions to nonprofits in order to increase their efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency. Linking this experience with the extensive need of nonprofits to become better at navigating the current difficult social and economic climate, John is the lead creator of the Organizational Resiliency Gameplan, a business intelligence application for nonprofits.  Much of John’s current work involves guiding boards and management as they examine the organization’s governance, business and program models, interorganizational relationships and networks with the goal of helping them adapt and align operations to better meet the needs of those they serve.   Not only working with nonprofits, he has provided continuity management and disaster recovery planning for financial services companies and banks. Some of his past work has included developing business continuity responses, relief and recovery efforts across 10 Louisiana parishes after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and providing analytical and coaching skills in capacity building and the development of strategic alliances with organizations such as the American Red Cross. He holds degrees from Wake Forest University and Princeton Theological Seminary and has undertaken post-graduate fellowship studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.  John has two college aged sons and lives in a house that is literally built in the shape of  an “H” (fitting for his last name).  He is an avid bicyclist and enjoys kayaking and trail running with his crazy border collie.  http://www.patmosconsulting.com

Dianne Oliver, Strategic Advisor

Dianne Oliver_headshotDianne has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years specializing in nonprofit performance and community impact. She is considered a leader in the field of outcome measurement for health and human service agencies and has conducted training workshops across the country on outcome-focused planning. She spent the first seventeen years of her career in the Metropolitan Kansas City United Way system in working in the areas of community planning, fund distribution and community initiatives. In the late 1990’s she led a community-wide outcome measurement initiative involving the five metropolitan United Ways as well as a number of private and public funders in the Kansas City area. It was one of the first in the country focused on capacity building for nonprofits and funders as they began to develop and incorporate outcome measures in their respective processes.

After relocating to Northeast Ohio in 2001, Dianne established an independent consulting practice specializing in training, facilitation and consulting in outcome measurement, strategic planning and coalition building. Clients have included United Ways, foundations, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. Dianne moved to Nashville in 2012 and has continued her work in the nonprofit sector with a focus on mission and program performance. Dianne has a B.A. degree from Saint Olaf College and an M.A. degree in Sociology with an emphasis in quantitative research from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Dianne is married to Kent and they have one daughter in college. Her family also includes two dogs, two cats and a horse, all of which were rescue animals. She spends most of her free time with family at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Francine Joselowsky, Strategic Communications and Marketing

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Francine Joselowsky is a communication strategist, trainer, writer and researcher with over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector. In this role she provides strategic consultative services on social marketing and social media strategy, organizational development, strategic planning, and capacity building to foundations, school districts, individual non-profits and advocacy organizations.

In addition, she has provided consultation and coordination at the national, state, and local levels on policy, advocacy and program implementation in the areas of child and youth development, education reform, community-school collaborations and out-of school time programming. She also works with individual non-profits to strengthen, deepen and expand programs related to children and youth, and assists them in developing marketing, social media and communication materials.

Before becoming a full-time consultant six years ago, Ms. Joselowsky worked as a Youth Development Specialist at the Academy for Educational Development and prior to that as a Senior Program Manager at the Forum for Youth Investment, co-developing and co-managing national learning networks of school districts, school board members, parents, students and teachers to launch local and national initiatives aimed at empowering and mobilizing communities to better serve children and youth in schools and out. She also worked in partnership with local community based organizations and advocates to develop messages for local and state policymakers on issues related to children and youth and wrote and developed publications and managed informational events to educate the public on these issues.

Prior to this and other work related to youth and education, she spent several years working in her home country of South Africa doing communications and media work for nonprofits, civil rights groups, and disaster-relief organizations.

David Maddox, Consultant

David is a principal and co-founder of RPM Associates based in Nashville, TN. David brings more than 20 years of higher education experience to the practice. He is the author of the book Budgeting for Not-for-Profit Organizations and regularly serves as a speaker and teacher on planning, budgeting, and financial management. Formerly a member of KPMG’s higher education consulting practice, he consults with higher education institutions and nonprofits on financial management planning and practicing. David holds an M.B.A. from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University.