Empowering others is core to who we are and what we do.

Our team has a passion for global and local community engagement. Join us in the process of weaving together a professional and vocational passion for fostering learning and growth.

About Versado Foundation

Education | Empowerment | Program Design | Program Management | Program Reporting

Who We Are

Versado Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the design and implementation of community and economic development programs that leverage synergistic partnerships, localized capacity building, intelligent philanthropy, and sustainable, equitable practices.

How We Started

Versado Foundation was founded alongside Versado Training (our for-profit sister company) as both a commitment and means to create positive social impact.

Zachary Barricklow, co-founder of Versado Training and President of Versado Foundation, explains, “We didn’t want to wait until we achieved a certain level of success as a corporation and then start thinking about how to give back. We wanted global and community engagement to be an integral part of our values, decisions, and goals from the very start.”

Versado Training began contributing a portion of its profits to the foundation each year. In turn, the foundation was used to spark dialogue, empower service, and fuel philanthropic giving among Versado Training employees. Today, in addition to our program development offerings, we continue to carry out the philanthropic mission of our sister corporation, including maintaining the Versado Training Employee Philanthropy Program.

What We Do

Versado Foundation is dedicated to the design and implementation of community and economic development. Specific services provided to partners in this mission include support for strategy and planning as well as implementation.

Additionally, Versado Foundation continues to partner with our sister corporation, Versado Training, to maintain the Versado Training Employee Philanthropy Program and to help connect corporate expertise and resources with opportunities to serve socially disadvantaged populations.

Versado Foundation Professional Services

Strategy + Planning Support:

Strategic planning

Program Design

Stakeholder Engagement

Benchmarking & Research

Organizational Systems Design

Communication Plans

Change Management

Partnership Design

Employee Talent Development

Implementation Support:

Grant Writing + Editing

Communications Writing + Editing

Instructional Writing + Editing

Graphic Design + Branded Templates

Session Facilitation

Project Management

Monitoring + Evaluation

Job Aid Development

Training Design + Delivery

Strategy + Planning Support

Strategic planning

Program Design

Stakeholder Engagement

Benchmarking & Research

Organizational Systems Design

Communication Plans

Change Management

Partnership Design

Employee Talent Development

Implementation Support

Grant Writing + Editing

Communications Writing + Editing

Instructional Writing + Editing

Graphic Design + Branded Templates

Session Facilitation

Project Management

Monitoring + Evaluation

Job Aid Development

Training Design + Delivery

Our Partners & Beneficiaries

Versado Foundation has the privilege of working with a variety of academic, social enterprise, and non-profit entities across the globe. Some of our partners are small, grass-roots organizations, while others are large and international.

Versado Training Employee Philanthropy Program

Since its inception, a portion of partner profit from Versado Training has been set aside for Versado Foundation. Among other services, the foundation manages the Versado Training Employee Philanthropy Program which was created to spark dialogue, empower service, and fuel philanthropic giving among Versado Training employees. The program includes funding and support to help employees maximize their impact on the communities and causes of their choosing.