We help you create change for the better

Plan to thrive!

Are you a mission-driven leader?  Do you want to make change in the world?  We work with people, organizations and communities that want to make the world a better, more equitable place.  We are thought partners who help you create mission-based strategy, build your culture, and attract the funding to turn it into reality.

nonprofit business strategy

We have decades of experpience in the nonprofit management field, and we're never formulaic.  If you want a consultant with the confidence to adapt the process so it best meets your needs, you're in the right place.  Yes, we have the expertise and experience to make recommendations to our clients, but we strongly believe that solutions co-created by clients with us are the ones that don't wind up on a shelf.  If you are seeking a true thought partner, you've found us.

Nonprofit strategy

Strategy & Planning

Strategic Planning · Business Planning · Fundraising Strategy ·  Collaborations & Partnerships · Mergers

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nonprofit organization development

Organizational Development

Organizational Assessment · Retreat Facilitation · Governance · Coaching · Team Building · Organization Structure & Design

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diversity consulting

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access

Board & Leadership Development · Values · Performance Management · Equity & Inclusion · Policies

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Fundraising & Development

Development Plans · Major Gifts · Capital Campaigns · Annual Fund Campaigns · Feasibility Studies

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Highly Interactive · Mission Specific · Participant Focused
Community Building · Fun

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Strategic Plans
Organizations Served

Why PENN Creative Strategy

  • PENN Creative Strategy is a NYC-based, Woman Owned consulting firm exclusively serving nonprofits and foundations.
  • We have a diverse team of consultants with lived expertise and consulting expertise in a variety of areas.
  • We have 25+ years of consulting experience in the sector
  • We bring an anti-oppression, inclusion lens to all of our engagements - our work is rooted in these practices.
Client Testimonials
Yamilee Toussaint Beach
Executive Director, STEM From Dance

"We created our first three-year strategic plan with Penn Creative and two years later, it is not just a plan but a guide and tool that we actively use..."

Pamela Tatge
Director, Jacob's Pillow

“Molly designed a thoughtful, Pillow-specific session that was engaging and participatory (she even challenged us to move during the breaks!) ... she really grasped the atmosphere of the Pillow during our summer festival and used that understanding to design a session that was relevant to our needs.”

Stanfort J. Perry
CEO, AHRC Nassau

“We engaged Penn Creative Strategy to assist us with our strategic planning process for 2020-2023.  They were very easy to work with.  They listened closely to our needs, responded promptly to our questions and concerns and produced an excellent SWOT analysis report..."

Arthur Pearson
Executive Director, Roger Tory Peterson Institute

“PENN Creative Strategy is among the very best. Whip smart, flexible, adaptive and empathetic. PCS excels at turning obstacles into creative opportunities. Beyond the strategic plan itself, we are stronger as an organization for having worked with them.”

Herb Oringel
Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium

“We have recently enjoyed the pleasure of working with PENN on the difficult task of creating a Strategic Plan for a consortium of 14 Municipalities in Northern Westchester. They provided abundant skill and experience..."

We help you create change for the better.

We Meet You Where You Are
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Summer is Retreat Season!

By Molly Penn Summer season offers a great opportunity to do a retreat with your board or staff members.  Business as usual tends to slow down a bit and summer is a great season for reflection.  If you can handle the nightmare that is aligning schedules in the summer, getting people together for a thoughtful, …

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