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Kim Freeman Brown

Kim is President of KFB Consulting, LLC, a boutique organizational development and strategic communications consulting firm that supports some of the foremost progressive leaders and advocacy, organizing and political organizations in the nation. Clients have utilized her expertise on racial and gender equity and inclusion initiatives; communications and leadership development programs; crisis management and conflict resolution; and as an executive coach and facilitator. Prior to launching the firm, she served as executive director of American Rights at Work, a labor policy organization that merged with Jobs with Justice under her leadership in 2012.

She is the author of three reports on women of color and leadership: Pay, Professionalism and Respect: Black Domestic Workers Continue the Call for Standards in the Care Industry [1] (2018), I Dream Detroit: The Voice and Vision of Women of Color on Detroit’s Future [2] (2017) and And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices, Power and Promise [3] (2015), all released by the Institute of Policy Studies. An outspoken advocate for labor rights and gender and racial justice, Brown has been quoted, published editorials, or had her work featured in major daily newspapers and national news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Politico and The Hill, and on the websites of Ebony, Teen Vogue, NBC News, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. She has also appeared on TV One’s NewsOne, Fox Business, and CNBC.

Brown is Senior Advisor of ReFrame, a strategic communications program supporting economic, racial and climate justice organizations and campaigns. Additionally, Brown is an affiliate coach with Rockwood Leadership Institute and serves on the board of directors of Grassroots Policy Project, an organization that works with social justice movement groups to develop grassroots power for social transformation. She is also the former Senior Advisor on Racial Equity, Inclusion and Leadership at the Center for Popular Democracy.

PRACTICE OVERVIEW

My mission is to transform great organizations into game changers. I help my clients take their work to the next level by focusing on: (1) strong leadership and internal management structures and systems; (2) program direction aligned with clear strategy, and analysis of your organization’s unique contribution to your field; and (3) effective internal and persuasive external communications.

DISTINGUISHES THE PRACTICE

Experiential knowledge meets organizational development theory. Having served at a senior executive level in issue-based advocacy organizations for over a decade, I am acutely aware of the challenges that executives face. Paired with extensive training in organizational development, I know how to apply organizational development theories and practices to pressing organizational issues in a manner that achieves results.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Leadership | Organizational Development & Executive Coaching

Strategy | Strategic Planning, Campaign/Program Design & Management

Communications | Analysis, Strategy & Persuasive Writing

CLIENT ROSTER

Advancement Project

American Majority Project Research Institute

Amnesty International USA

APROQUEN

Auburn Seminary

BoardSource

Center for Popular Democracy

Center for Innovation in Worker Organization, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations

Demos

Emerson Collective

Enroll America

Ford Foundation

Green for All

Greenpeace

GuideStar

Haas Network for Transformative Change, UC-Berkeley

Institute for Policy Studies’ Black Worker Initiative

Jewish Voices for Peace

League of Women Voters

Make the Road New York

Maryland Working Families

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Employment Law Project

New York Communities for Change

ReFrame Mentorship

Resource Generation

RoadMap Consulting

Stand for Children

Social Justice Fund

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

WK Kellogg Foundation

Working Families Party

Young Invincibles