It is my firm belief that the clients are the ones who know their customers and their industry the best. With that being the case, it is typically much more about helping the client to organize and utilize their knowledge in a way that allows them to be the most efficient and effective. This applies to a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, grant writing, business planning, strategic planning, and feasibility studies. In each case, the client and his/her staff members typically have the most valuable information regarding the ins and outs of the organization, potential plans for the future, market trends, and historical information, just to name a few. Much of the support provided to the client then comes in the form of data and information gathering using various tools and techniques, documenting and recording, analysis, writing and editing, as well as long-range planning and evaluation.
Many of the competitive advantages of Keoki Noji Consulting LLC stem from background and experience not only working with a wide range of businesses and organizations, but also the experience of working in and with many communities throughout Hawai’i. This experience provides many best practices and lessons learned collected over the years, as well as knowledge about the communities themselves including strengths, assets, challenges, and barriers. This experience and information helps greatly in regards to informing future plans and activities.
Seasoned nonprofit manager with extensive experience working in a wide variety of fields and industries including, but not limited to, education, health, business, sustainability, environmental conservation, and community-based economic development.
Duties and responsibility have included overseeing day-to-day organizational operations, management and supervision of staff members and volunteers,
fundraising, marketing, as well as recruiting and hiring.
Skills and qualifications include:
- Grant Writing and Grants Management
- Business Planning and Market Studies
- Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment
- Evaluation and Reporting
- Data Collection and Research
- Project Management
- Design Thinking
- Google Workspace and Microsoft Office
- WordPress and Joomla
- Japanese language (Conversational)
Keoki Noji was the Chief Operating Officer at the Hawai‘i Alliance for Community Based Economic Development (HACBED) for 8+ years. At HACBED, Keoki supervised the planning and execution of training and technical assistance activities. In addition, Keoki was responsible for grant writing, budgeting, and reporting. He has extensive experience and background with grant and project management, operation, and evaluation.
Prior to HACBED, Keoki was employed by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program at Kapi‘olani Community College as the Marketing Coordinator where he was responsible for all promotional activities of the program.
Additional affiliations + credentials:
- Board member for Family Programs Hawai‘i
- MBA from the Shidler College of Business at UH Mānoa
- BA in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington at Seattle