Author Archives: Calista H. Smith

Calista H. Smith

About Calista H. Smith

Calista H. Smith provides practical guidance to organizations with a societal mission. Calista specializes in strategic planning, project management, initiative implementation, process facilitation, stakeholder engagement, program assessment and development. A certified project management professional (PMP) with a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Calista applies best practices from the for-profit and non-profit sectors to her consulting services.

IT IS What IT IS: A Planning Approach

As I was preparing a presentation to fellow small businesses for the Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky African-American Chamber of Commerce, I was reviewing the strategies that C H Smith & Associates has deployed with various clients and in its own … Continue reading

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How the North Pole Works

For the holiday season, enjoy this story explaining how Santa “makes good things happen” … Christmas time was nearing, and Mae had been a very good girl this year. Mae discussed her Christmas wish list with her mother. “Mommy, will … Continue reading

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Credit When It’s Due: Food for the Journey

Good things are happening! Ohio just won a $500,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation for the Credit When It’s Due Initiative! The Credit When It’s Due Initiative has 12 states and multiple funders seeking to increase the “reverse award” of … Continue reading

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Face the Facts, But Keep the Faith

As Hurricane Isaac hit the Gulf Coast this week on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the resulting failed levees, I reflect on a powerful lesson I learned about human character and organizational development in 2005 when I was … Continue reading

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Passing the torch: Welcome to Making Good Things Happen

As the world is watching the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, I kick off the Making Good Things Happen blog of C H Smith & Associates. I hope that this blog is useful to professionals in schools and colleges, social … Continue reading

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