Annisa Wanat

AMW Solutions, LLC


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AMW Solutions, LLC
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3213 39th St.
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Company Overview
Annisa Wanat is a strategist and storyteller. She will help your team develop solutions to strategic planning and project management challenges, boost program effectiveness, and tell powerful stories.

Annisa focuses on start-ups, civic groups, and small and mid-sized organizations that rely on volunteer support. You will never get “cookie-cutter” advice, and always receive customized, local solutions in strategy, leadership, project management, and communications.

Technical areas include community economic development, local governance, organizing (community, issue-advocacy & political), and policy analysis.
leadership & strategy
- strategic plans & workplans
- organizational assessments & change management
- program design
- board development
- interim management services

project management
- full cycle project management from planning through evaluation
grants administration
- campaign & social media management
- coalition management
- volunteer outreach & management

writing & storytelling
- communications strategy
- campaign plans & content calendars
- storytelling & content creation
- proposal & grant writing
- ghost writing
- analytics & SEO
Practice Areas (maximum of 3)
  • Board Support (Development, Governance, Retreats, Training)
  • Capacity Building
  • Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Grant Writing/Research
  • Organizational Development
  • Project/Program Design and Management
  • Project Management
  • Social Media
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing/Editing
Client List
- Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees
- Ellen Marks for Congress
- East Moline Main Street
- Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- McKellar Corporation
- GoPicnic
Testimonial 1
[Annisa] has provided outstanding guidance in leadership development, comprehensive training for board members, and suggestions for changes to organizational structure. Her recommendations have resulted in a significant increase in the number of individuals taking an active role in the leadership of the organization and the development of a cross sharing of the responsibilities of leadership. - Grant Curtis, Board Chair, QCAIR
Testimonial 2
[Annisa] is approachable and her communication skills lead to conversations that produce measurable outcomes. In the non-profit world-these are often difficult conversations with tough questions. I look forward to working alongside Annisa in future projects. - Jayne O'Brien, Director, Moline Community Development Corporation
Testimonial 3
Annisa is a super contractor. Very professional with great communication. She brought some good ideas to the project. I would hire her again. - Holly Merchant, The Mind Trust

Publications & Articles

Article 1
5 Reasons Your Board Should Switch to Google Drive
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5 quick social media tips for nonprofit leaders
Article 3
April Educational Event: How to Run Your Nonprofit like a For-Profit

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Speaker Bio
Annisa Wanat is a strategist and storyteller. She develops solutions to strategic planning and project management challenges, boosts program effectiveness, and tells powerful stories. Annisa works with nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations, focusing on start-ups, civic groups, and small and mid-sized associations that rely on volunteer support. Before consulting, she spent 20+ years working around the globe on diverse issues with multicultural teams in challenging environments. She is also a travel and politics junkie.
Topic 1
Practical Project Management for Nonprofits
Topic 1 Description
Refresh your project management skills and discuss strategies on using them to improve your team’s effectiveness. Topics that can be covered include:
• Reviewing key project management principals;
• Identifying how you team is (or is not) using project management principals; and
• Developing a shared vocabulary and processes to increase productivity.
Although this webinar is not about learning about online tools, if your team has already adopted (or is researching) one, this may be incorporated as well.

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