The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
Evaluation. Equity. Engagement.
Sida Ly-Xiong has a very strong skills as a grant writer and evaluator. She is strategic, practical and grounds her recommendations in solid research. We could always be certain the options she presented to us were very well thought out, and her services and support are always welcome when our goals intersect. Well worth considering adding to any team that needs good critical thinkers who won't hold back honest assessments of your capacity and skill sets.
Bryan Thao Worra National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Writer/Activist June 2013
Sida was hired to assist the Crossroad Fund (of which I am a Board Member and Chair of the Evaluation Tool Working Group) in the further refinement if its Social Change Grantmaking Evaluation Tool and pilot that tool with a subset of our grantees to further refine the tool for full implementation with all grantees. She did an excellent job working with staff and board, engaging grantees and providing additional tools and preparing final reports that have been instrumental in the full roll out of the tool with all grantees for the current funding cycle. Her work was excellent.
Lisa Marie Pickens Crossroads Foundation Board Member October 2012
Ly-Xiong is an intelligent, creative, person with excellent people and project management skills. She has an uncanny ability to manage stressful chaotic situations and rally individuals to meet any challenge. She is a strong leader with an exceptional ability to manage people and processes.
Nyagatare Valens MN Department of Education
I have had the privilege to work along side with Sida facilitating, strategizing, and delivering diversity awareness experience programs. Sida brings to the table a strong bedrock of knowledge, capability and experience. She shares unique perspectives with her audiences, leverages her energy and passion to keep you engaged, and remains focused on the goal while exercising flexibility to ensure everyone's expectations are exceeded.
Zack Demopolous Certified Facilitator at Global Consortium, LLC
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