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Organization Development
a Catalyst for Social Change

Applegate Consulting Group is an organization development (OD) practice that assists national and international nonprofit organizations, government agencies and socially responsible for-profit corporations with developing human and organizational capacity and building a more just and equitable society.


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Beth Applegate contributed to a recently published book
on cultural competency

Author: Patricia St Onge
Beth Applegate, Vicki Asakura, Monika K. Moss, Brigette Rouson, Alfredo Vergara-Lobo

Publication Date:
July 15, 2009
 ISBN: 978-0-940069-68-8
Publisher: Fieldstone Alliance
Pages: 272
Price: $29.95

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There is no such thing as a “how-to” manual on cultural competency. It’s an ongoing journey organizations choose to take because they know the end-result is a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. This forthcoming book by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management collects the voices of many nonprofit leaders and capacity builders to help nonprofit organizations begin to understand the complexity within diverse communities.

Through a range of methods—literature review, personal interviews, peer dialogue, insights of contributing authors—readers get a mosaic of perspectives that surround cultural competency. Plus, the book presents the insights of authors who represent five major ethnic communities in the United States: Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, African American, White, and Latino. [Read Press Release]


Polarity Thinking Webinar

Applegate Consulting Group provided a webinar on leveraging the tensions for the American Federation of Teachers.


American Federation of Teachers

Applegate Consulting Group through a partnership with the Alvarez Porter Group is providing Leadership Coaching to members of the national organizing staff.


Alvarez Porter Group

The mission of the Alvarez Porter Group is to help leaders and organizations succeed in creating a just, equitable and sustainable world.  We do this by consulting, coaching and facilitating transformational change and by growing a community of practice that deepens our learning and increases our impact. Beth has been selected to facilitate a strategic planning process for HCII Trust Funds, the labor-management and health care funds and programs for members of SEIU HCH.


USAID Uganda 

Beginning in December 2013, Beth Applegate will join an international Organization Development Team serving the USAID Mission in Uganda. The project will be a five-year transformation process, supporting the Uganda Mission to become a learning organization.


Women's Foundation Network 

Beginning in October of 2013, Beth Applegate will facilitate three convenings' of The Partnership for Women's Prosperity Learning Community (PWP). The PWP premise is that large scale social change comes from collective impact and catalytic leadership versus isolated efforts. To that end, Women's Foundations from across the country are working together to develop a common: agenda and understanding of the problems in order to link together joint strategies and actions;system for measuring progress and success; and an analysis of of how the activities being funded are mutually reinforcing and can be leveraged through the learning community and the network at large.

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