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The Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) Consulting Collaborative provides consultation for nonprofits, foundations, and public agencies dedicated to supporting the well-being of children and families. We share our partners’ commitment to social change and recognize the critical importance of supporting families and children as a means of achieving a more equitable society. Our consultants bring years of expertise working with nonprofits, governmental agencies, and philanthropies providing context-specific analysis and guidance.  

Sharing our broad knowledge and experience

Evolved from the pioneering work of renowned physician, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, the BTC Consulting Collaborative understands the needs of children and families, the challenges of family engagement and program implementation, and the essential elements that comprise the delivery of high-quality services. This unique context forms the foundation of our work. The BTC Consulting Collaborative works in partnership with organizations to tailor consulting services that develop strategies and systems to support effective and efficient programming while maintaining the delivery of high-quality support to families and children. 

Contact us to learn more about our consultation services.

Who We Help

The BTC Consulting Collaborative works with:

  • Philanthropic foundations
  • Policymakers/Municipal, county, and state agencies and offices
  • Nonprofits and community-based service organizations

Sectors served include:

  • Child advocacy
  • Children’s museums 
  • Child welfare and protective services
  • Early education and care
  • Early intervention
  • Early relational health
  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Health/Mental health care providers (including nurses & physicians)
  • Home visiting
  • Public libraries
  • Parenting curricula/parent programming 
  • School-aged programming
  • Social services
  • Youth services

Past and current partners include:

  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  • Einhorn Charitable Family Trust
  • Houston Children’s Museum
  • Keiki Steps – INPEACE
  • Mt. Sinai Parenting Center
  • Neighborhood Villages
  • Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care, Office of Program Research and Evaluation – Federal Administration of Children and Families
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Tribal Child Care Association of California
  • United Way of Houston Bright Beginnings
  • William Penn Foundation
How We Help

The BTC Consulting Collaborative will help your organization achieve your goals and amplify your impact. Areas of focus include:

Organizational Culture, Learning, and Innovation
  • Data systems development
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and access
  • Growth and scaling
  • Scaling and sustainability planning
  • Innovation and iterative improvement
  • Strategic planning
Program Development, Implementation, and Improvement
  • Adult learning and behavior change
  • Equitable partnerships with Indigenous communities and communities of color
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and access
  • Evaluation design
  • Implementation planning
  • Innovation and iterative improvement
  • Needs and resource assessment
  • Program design
  • Services portfolio assessment  
  • Strategic learning and evaluation
  • Systems thinking
Resource Development
  • Board development
  • Donor pool analysis, engagement, expansion, and outreach
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and access
  • Grant funding development, grant writing 
What Sets BTC Apart

The BTC Consulting Collaborative brings extensive expertise to help nonprofits succeed, with a strong understanding of the context of supporting families and children. BTC leadership brings over 25 years of experience and a passion for supporting nonprofits partnering with families and children. We apply a racial equity lens in our advisory work. The additional steps we take include the following:

  • Centering equity in the design of our work 
  • Examining the role of race and racism in our analysis
  • Exploring implications of services and service delivery for communities of color. 

At the BTC Consulting Collaborative, we are committed to:

Organizational Empowerment. We seek to empower nonprofits through the development of sustainable systems, networks, and services that meet the needs of the organization while keeping the voices and wisdom of families and children at the center of the work. 

Experience and Expertise. Our skilled consultants bring a range of experience in management, strategic planning, fundraising, development, planning, and evaluation, as well as expertise in health, mental health, child welfare, child development, education, and family and community engagement. This blend of expertise ensures a holistic approach to our consulting services that acknowledges the connection and symbiotic relationship between organizational infrastructure and services delivery. 

Partnership Approach. BTC consultants are flexible and responsive and take a partnership approach to working with clients to ensure that the perspectives of administrators, providers, and beneficiaries are represented in their work and consultative services.  

Focus on Sustainability. We are dedicated to the support of clients long term, well beyond the consulting engagement. Consulting activities focus on sustainable organizational change that builds infrastructure, develops systems and strategies, and creates networks that produce both immediate and long-term results. 

Accessible: We will work with you to tailor our consulting plan and services to fit your budget. 

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Babies and children, families and communities do the research on what it takes for them to flourish. Listen with us to what they’ve been learning. Watch a webinar. Check out the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative. Join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center Learning Network. Join the conversation.

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