Our mission is to help you realize yours.



Our mission is to help you realize yours.


Social Strategies Group, Inc. is a leading strategic management consulting firm that provides capacity building, training, program development, management support to mission driven businesses – corporations, governments and non-profit organizations.

We’re a New York City and New York State Certified Minority Women Owned Business.

We create, drive & measure impact

Our Services Include:

Management Consulting

We help organizations in various stages of development improve their performance, efficiency and operations by providing analysis of existing organizational procedures. We also recommend (and, in come cases, implement) performance improvement strategies. We provide capacity building, technical assistance, program design, accreditation preparation, program evaluation and other forms of effective organizational development.

Management Consulting

Management Consulting

We help organizations in various stages of development to improve their performance, efficiency and operations by providing analysis of existing organizational procedures and recommend (and, in come cases, implement) performance improvement. We provide capacity building, technical assistance, program design, accreditation preparation, program evaluation and other forms of effective organizational development.


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Philanthropy & Social Responsibility

Our philanthropy and social responsibility services maximize impact the impact of your investment. In addition to adept grantsmanship we are provide technical assistance to not-for-profit organizations assisting your grantees to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies which maximize relationships, board engagement and giving, build giving relationships with institutional partners and craft proposals and funding documents – thereby leveraging your investment.


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Racial Inclusion

Our unique approach to racial inclusion strategy, bias training, productive dialogue helps participants understand social privilege, overt racism, racial micro-aggression and develop active listening skills, a socially sophisticated understanding of racism and race exclusion and mature coping skills and methods for effective inclusion.


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Training

Our trainers provide innovative workshops and professional development experiences for adults in a number of areas including major gift strategies, grant-writing, charitable board responsibility, program planning, outreach and community engagement as well as a variety of public health, social service and education content.


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Philanthropy & Social Responsibility

Philanthropy & Social Responsibility

Our philanthropy and social responsibility services maximize impact of your investment. In addition to adept grantsmanship, we provide technical assistance to not-for-profit organizations assisting your grantees to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies which maximize relationships, board engagement and giving build giving relationships with institutional partners and craft proposals and funding documents – which leverages your investment.

Community Strategy

Social Strategies Group utilizes deeply embedded community relationships and a stellar reputation to build community relationships for your business with community and institutional and leaders for companies committed to investing in disadvantaged communities and being socially responsible.

Racial Inclusion
Training

Training

Our trainers provide innovative workshops and professional development experiences for adults in different areas including major gift strategies, grant-writing, charitable board responsibility, program planning, outreach and community engagement as well as a variety of public health, social service and education content.


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Sandra Goodridge, Consultant


Sandra M. Goodridge is the founder and principal member of Social Strategies Group, Inc., a New York State and City certified consulting group serving institutions from both the public and private worlds. Throughout her 25-year career, Sandra has demonstrated a commitment to social justice and supporting people from marginalized communities. The range of services she provides includes health program development and implementation, community strategy, public engagement, program development, capacity building, training and performance for clients including New York University Langone Medical Center, the National Urban League, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Eli Lilly and Company, Pfizer, Inc., and the US Department of Health and Human Services. .


Sandra’s passion for serving communities in need and fighting social and racial inequities is unwavering. Over the course of her career, she has raised more than $20M in public contracts and private grants for an array of institutions including the National Urban League’s Department of Health where she served as the founding director. She has designed innovative and well-regarded programming on health education and disease awareness. More recently, she provided in-depth training to staff at municipal agencies throughout New York City on HIV/AIDS education with twin focuses: to examine the route infection takes within the immune-suppressed body and simultaneously to investigate the stigmas and cultural myths surrounding the illness and those who contract it. She led a 20-day city-wide training for staff in New York’s Human Resources Administration, which included designing a 74-page manual that included refreshers and self-guided training refreshers.

An ever-curious polymath, Sandra is an avid reader with a particular interest in the history and politics of the African diaspora. She has enrolled in online courses on Ethiopian history and has undertaken several international missions throughout the African diaspora. She has spent extensive time in South Africa, Haiti and, most recently, Ethiopia where she donated school supplies and volunteered at an orphanage. In the past, she taught Sunday school and mentored youngsters from the Bedford Stuyvesant community. The daughter of immigrants from Barbados, Sandra has dual citizenship, travels extensively, and enjoys gardening, sailing and being an enthusiastic and engaged champion of African-American culture.

Sandra earned a BA and an MS in Urban Policy from Hunter College and a MA in Psychology from the New School for Social Research. She was a 2007-2008 Charles H. Revson Fellow at Columbia University and has made her home in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn for the past 20 years.


Sandra Goodridge, Consultant


Sandra M. Goodridge is the founder and principal member of Social Strategies Group, Inc., a New York State and City certified consulting group serving institutions from both the public and private worlds. Throughout her 25-year career, Sandra has demonstrated a commitment to social justice and supporting people from marginalized communities. The range of services she provides includes health program development and implementation, community strategy, public engagement, program development, capacity building, training and performance for clients including New York University Langone Medical Center, the National Urban League, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Eli Lilly and Company, Pfizer, Inc., and the US Department of Health and Human Services.


Sandra’s passion for serving communities in need and fighting social and racial inequities is unwavering. Over the course of her career, she has raised more than $20M in public contracts and private grants for an array of institutions including the National Urban League’s Department of Health where she served as the founding director. She has designed innovative and well-regarded programming on health education and disease awareness. More recently, she provided in-depth training to staff at municipal agencies throughout New York City on HIV/AIDS education with twin focuses: to examine the route infection takes within the immune-suppressed body and simultaneously to investigate the stigmas and cultural myths surrounding the illness and those who contract it. She led a 20-day city-wide training for staff in New York’s Human Resources Administration, which included designing a 74-page manual that included refreshers and self-guided training refreshers.

An ever-curious polymath, Sandra is an avid reader with a particular interest in the history and politics of the African diaspora. She has enrolled in online courses on Ethiopian history and has undertaken several international missions throughout the African diaspora. She has spent extensive time in South Africa, Haiti and, most recently, Ethiopia where she donated school supplies and volunteered at an orphanage. In the past, she taught Sunday school and mentored youngsters from the Bedford Stuyvesant community. The daughter of immigrants from Barbados, Sandra has dual citizenship, travels extensively, and enjoys gardening, sailing and being an enthusiastic and engaged champion of African-American culture.

Sandra earned a BA and an MS in Urban Policy from Hunter College and a MA in Psychology from the New School for Social Research. She was a 2007-2008 Charles H. Revson Fellow at Columbia University and has made her home in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn for the past 20 years.


Sandra Goodridge,
Consultant

Sandra M. Goodridge, M.S., M.A., is the principal consultant of Social Strategies Group, Inc., a consulting firm serving mission-driven organizations from the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. She began her career as a student activist at the City University of New York and continues to be motivated by providing opportunities for human development, preserving institutions that serve the poor and eliminating racial bias. Sandra has worked as a fundraising and development director (with revenues exceeding $25 million), a community strategist and organizer, program development and evaluation expert and technical assistance provider. However, her first love is adult training and education.


Sandra received a B.A. from Hunter College, a M.S. in Urban Policy, concentrated in housing policy, from the City University of New York, and a M.A. in Psychology focusing her research on understanding racial bias from the New School for Social Research. Sandra had the honor of being a 2007-2008 Charles H. Revson Fellow at Columbia University in New York City.


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