Community Consulting

At Good Worth Working For LLC, Jessica David is leveraging her background in philanthropy, impact investing, community development, local economies, ecosystem building, and social infrastructure. She has experience leading strategy and change processes, designing programs, launching initiatives, convening large and small conversations, securing funding for projects, and managing people. Over the course of her career, she has worked closely and collaboratively with community organizations, board members, donors, and public officials.

Jessica supports leaders, organizations and institutions, and community networks through: 

  • Strategic planning
  • Design of programs, processes, and evaluation frameworks
  • Convening and facilitation
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Governance and organizational structures
  • Collaborations, mergers, and relationship development • Writing and editing
  • Organizational culture

Recent clients include Building Futures, Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island, the Knight Foundation, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Nonviolence Institute, and ONE Neighborhood Builders.

Jessica specializes in connecting the dots: between opaque ecosystems and individual programs, from big-picture planning to on-the-ground implementation, between institutions and community members, and from strategy to implementation to evaluation.

To discuss a potential collaboration, contact Jessica at jd at


“I worked closely with Jessica in my role on the board and strategic planning committee of the Nonviolence Institute. Jessica helped us appreciate how important strategic planning is to NVI’s goal to build beloved community.  She developed our understanding of how to build a plan that would best serve that mission.  We are indebted to Jessica as peacemakers and for the resulting impact on our community.” – Seth Handy, Co-Chair, Nonviolence Institute

“Jessica was instrumental to us in designing an approach and and organizing community leaders to address rising hate. She brought thoughtfulness and strategy to all of her work, leaving us with a final plan that was clear, implementable and future-oriented. She respected our organization’s vision for the project, while simultaneously bringing her own expertise and insight.” – Adam Greenman, President and CEO, Jewish Alliance of RI

“Jessica worked closely with me and the leadership team of ONE Neighborhood Builders during a period of significant growth and change. She brought strategic advice, thoughtful engagement, and a common-sense approach that was always informed by her on-the-ground experience. Over the course of a few years, she supported us on various efforts: convening and facilitating staff teams, fostering an inclusive organizational culture, and designing processes that were responsive to our organization’s complexity.”  – Jennifer Hawkins, President and CEO, ONE Neighborhood Builders