Naava Frank, Ed.D.

Naava L. Frank, Ed.D. consults to foundations and non-profit organizations on networks, professional development, and using data to be proactive and measure outcomes.

Knowledge Communities helps foundations and nonprofits build their capacity to launch and support the growth of networks and communities of practice (CoPs). CoPs use systematic knowledge sharing to focus on improving professional practice. Naava has given numerous presentations about CoPs including a plenary for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) Conference.

Naava has a unique combination of expertise in professional development and adult learning, networks and communities of practice (CoP), and evaluation and measurement. She is an experienced coach and organizational consulting with a special focus on the start-up of projects and non-profit organizations.

Naava works with her clients to educate sponsors and members, design learning activities and coordinate or mentor ongoing community development. She has used her expert facilitation skills to design numerous conference sessions on knowledge sharing for a wide variety of non-profit organizations.

In all of her work, she is passionate about fostering collegial sharing for professional growth. Naava is a nationally recognized expert in the use of communities of practice and networks in the Jewish nonprofit community.

Naava holds an Ed.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Barnard College/Columbia University. She lives in Riverdale, Bronx, NY with her husband and two children.