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The Inner Circle. 

Our multifaceted, multidisciplinary team brings together a distinctive set of diverse experiences, passions, and talents. Our base is in the San Francisco Bay Area, but our work spans the United States and beyond.
Luminare Group is a Black woman-owned firm.

JARA DEAN-COFFEY

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FOUNDER & LEAD FACILITATOR

In the 25+ years that Jara Dean-Coffey has been a consultant there has been one constant—a desire to become redundant. Luminare Group is no different.​Luminare Group seeks to make the implicit explicit and believes that for us to get some place new we must embrace new ways (which might include some old ways) of engaging in strategy work grounded in intention, values and context, integrating evaluative thinking as part of not different than. One of her dreams is for this mindset to become a core capacity held by the client partner not by a consultant. For her it is a joy and privilege to be of service and in relationship with client partners and even more so when their time with Luminare Group is done.

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GINGER DANIEL

CONSULTANT

Ginger is the founder and principal of Orange Strategies and brings 25+ years leading strategy, facilitation, development, and strategic communications for game-changing social and environmental justice initiatives across the US and internationally.

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JILL CASEY

CONSULTANT

Jill brings 25+ years of experience of channeling the culture and context of our client partners to design practices and resources which integrate strategy and evaluative thinking.

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WE WORK WITH LUMINARIES.

We work in partnership with courageous, new and seasoned leaders, organizations, and efforts to uncover and transform new ways of being and doing.

PARTIAL LIST OF PAST & PRESENT PARTNERS

American Alliance of Museums

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Borealis Philanthropy

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

CompassPoint

Equity in the Center

First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission

Fund the People

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

Interaction Institute for Social Change

Johnson Center, Grand Valley State University

LeaderSpring

McKnight Foundation

Neighborhood Funders Group

Northern California Grantmakers

Raikes Foundation

RYSE Center

Sierra Health Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The San Francisco Foundation, Intersection for the 

     Arts, ActiveVoice

Tides Advocacy Center

Valor (formerly CALCASA)