Organises complex processes
Change is the only constant, said the Greek philosopher Heraclitus many centuries ago. This certainly holds true for organisations today. In a globalised and digital world, everyone is connected, and knowledge and expertise develop rapidly. In this ever changing world, organisations need to adapt to new realities and make new connections constantly. Flowz is an expert in working with organisations in transition, and organisations that start up, improve, and build on partnerships and alliances.
Flowz specialises in working with non profit organisations, alliances and networks that are establishing, changing and growing, and want to adjust and optimise. We support and facilitate strategy, resource mobilisation, grantmaking, learning and management. We are also seasoned, engaging and effective facilitators.
We switch effortlessly between complex analysis and practical implications, don’t shy away from difficult decisions and our communication is transparent.
We work around the world and are aware of and value difference and diversity.
The four pillars of Flowz
Karen Kraan, an expert in organisational growth and process management with 15+ years of experience in international organisations, launched Flowz in 2010. Karen is a senior facilitator, trainer, and advisor in the field of effective and efficient project, team and organisational operation. She also supports organisations to find and exploit their niche. Karen is creative, enterprising, and results orientated.
Flowz stands for movement, the constant ebb and flow of the waves. Flowz recognises that organisations are in a constant state of change, and is ‘riding the waves of change’.
Flowz is thematically specialised in gender, key populations and marginalised groups, human rights, socio-economic development, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV/AIDS.
American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative
Amref Flying Doctors
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines
European Cultural Foundation
Global Philanthropy Project
OUT LGBT well-being
OutRight Action International
Transgender Netwerk Nederland
Workplace Pride Foundation
“Focus on achieving results, and understanding of organisational cultures and management”Bjorn van Roozendaal, programmes director at ILGA-Europe
“An excellent national and international network, knows what is going on, and what has priority.”Anke van Dam, ED AFEW International
“Effective, determined, dedicated, and able to work in different cultures; a pleasure to work with.”Jacqueline Lampe, former CEO Amref Flying Doctors, current CEO RNW Media
“An efficient, decisive, and trustworthy professional with a helicopter view; builds professional and personal relationships effectively at all levels.”Ton Coenen, former ED Aids Fonds, current ED Rutgers
“Energetic and motivating, a communicator and mediator with understanding of cultural differences.”Ellie Hasan, former programme manager LARAS Indonesia