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The DoSeum

The DoSeum is a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together. The DoSeum offers exhibits, programs, camps, classes, and field trips designed for all learners, encouraging young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy. Originally founded in 1995 as San Antonio Children’s Museum, The DoSeum has grown to become a premier leader in informal education, while still staying true to the mission of connecting families and transforming communities.

We have worked with The DoSeum on a variety of projects over the years but all of have been focused on people! We were first approached by The DoSeum to facilitate a board roles and responsibilities training session. The Cielo Strategy team worked with the chief executive and board leadership to develop an annual board training focused on governance and engagement. That session led to working with the board on identifying strategic priorities during an executive transition in an effort to minimize the impact on the staff.

During that transition, we also worked to ensure the staff team was strong by facilitating a series of in-service sessions with The DoSeum’s mid-level managers. Each session was 2-2.5 hours and topics covered included:

  • A Secret to Team Effectiveness: Communication
  • The Power of the Team
  • Trust and Accountability
  • Managers and Coaches: What Role to Play and When

Once the new CEO was hired, we were asked to provide all staff training on effective communication styles and incorporated activities that were interactive and cross-departmental.

Our most recent project with The DoSeum focused on people was conducting a comprehensive salary review for the entire staffing team. The Cielo Strategy team reviewed every job description for every position and compared the DoSeum’s salary ranges against similar positions nationally, regionally, and locally. We reviewed the job descriptions and salary ranges against other museum positions as well as within the general nonprofit space. The final deliverable was a spreadsheet with all ranges, our recommendations for salary adjustments, and a possible timeline for bringing all salaries to current market rate.

  • The Cielo Strategy Group team brings a passion for strengthening nonprofits to their work, and it is evident in their every detail – from their outstanding customer service, to their impeccable follow-through, to the way they engage with residents, board and staff – I just can’t say enough good things. They are professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely dedicated to creating a sustainable organization. I am forever grateful to them.

    Thrive Youth Center
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    Bay City ISD
  • Thank you so much, Cielo Strategy Group for creating capacity within our organization now and for the future. You guided us, coached us, encouraged us, and taught us how to execute ideas that had always felt like far-off dreams. You didn’t come in and point out our weaknesses – you celebrated our strengths, and then, you met us where we were and gave us actionable steps to strengthen our board governance, fundraising, communications, storytelling, and operations. We are stronger because of you!

    Girls on the Run Bexar County
  • The Cielo team has been a trusted partner strengthening our organization from the inside out. After facilitating our initial organizational assessment process, they identified key areas we needed to focus on that would move our mission forward. They didn’t just give us a report with recommendations, they jumped in and created the infrastructure we needed to help us operate more effectively – from basic Board governance documents and processes to a staff and volunteer handbook, to operational planning and goal-setting. They have coached me to become a better leader. As we celebrated our ten-year anniversary, we accepted a transformational gift to purchase our own land and build upon our vision. We could not have done this without “getting our house in order”, which is what Cielo Strategy Group did for us.

    South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association
  • The Cielo team has been instrumental in helping the Weslaco Museum rebuild for the future. As a new Executive Director, I am thankful for their unwavering commitment. They provided our organization with the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” – enabling us to focus on our vision and mission. They have helped the Weslaco Museum grow our member base, streamline our website, strengthen our board, and our overall vision for the future.

    Weslaco Museum
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    San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic