Meet the Owners
Kimberley JutzeShifting Patterns Consulting
Shifting Patterns is a socially responsible consulting firm that helps social enterprises access funding and strengthen their people and organizational capabilities. We accompany social enterprises on the path to success by offering customized services that deliver quality results. Our specialty is working with innovative organizations that think and act “outside the box” to address the underlying causes of socio-economic and environmental challenges.
We believe that developing partnerships rooted in co-learning, mutual respect, and trust is essential for realizing organizational potential. Shifting Patterns is committed to advancing positive change and draws inspiration from changemakers who are innovating sustainable solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face, such as promoting transparent and accountable government, providing access to meaningful work that is fairly compensated, and advancing the rights of those who are oppressed.
Our services reflect an understanding of the types of situations social enterprises often face, such as securing funds to launch or grow their venture, developing a strategy to guide their operations, and coming up with better ways to operate more effectively. We offer the following services:
Resource Development: Strategic Fundraising, Investor Identification, Proposal Writing, and Investor Cultivation and Stewardship
Institutional Support and Strengthening: Strategic Planning, People Potential, and Process Improvement
Partnerships and Networks: Development and Strengthening
My First Job…
When I was 14, my mom got me a job bagging tulips and other flower bulbs at a factory where she worked in my home town. Definitely not a glamerous job, but it taught me the value of hard work as well as respect for people who stand on their feet all day.
A Day in the Life…
As a resource and organization development consultant, there is no such thing as a typical day. Each day is full of surprises as I log into my e-mail in box to see what consulting challenges await, which may range from identifying donors to approach to meet a specific funding target, facilitating the development of an organizational strategy, or supporting the transition from an under-organized to a more structured way of working. Depending on where the social enterprise is and nature of the assignment I may work on site, at a mutually convenient location, or from home. Regardless of the challenge faced, the goal is to work alongside the client to come up with a solution that best meets their needs and leaves them better prepared to address this situation on their own in the future.
When I’m Not Working, I’m…
I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. Some of my favorite activities are international travel, sports, cooking (with a nice glass of white wine), and improv acting.
DC Residents Should Think Local First Because…
DC residents should think local first because supporting local businesses is a great way to find out what’s going on in the neighborhood and stay connected to the community.