plan to thrive



PENN Creative Strategy works with foundation and nonprofit leaders to help them navigate organizational change. Our team expertly guides strategic planning, organizational and leadership development processes. 

We help clients think differently about persistent challenges and new opportunities so you can get unstuck and create breakthrough impact. We help you thrive.


We are ideal consultants for any mission because of our experience in the arts, not in spite of it. Why?

  • We think creatively. If you need to break out of your mental box, someone with a creative background makes an ideal thought partner.

  • We are disciplined. Think of the time and effort it takes to master a creative art form. We are known for our dedication and hard work, and we bring that to everything we do.

  • We value collaboration. Artists cultivate open minds and value the exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives.

  • We know how to inspire. Our performing arts background means we know what it takes to make your plans inspire your audience of investors, partners and colleagues.

For 20 years, we’ve facilitated your work to make the world a better place. 

 Our virtual, boutique firm ensures you get the attention of a principal, while bringing the resources of a larger firm, without the overhead. 

Our expertise lies in creating the processes that unlock new ideas for your future. We crowd source the best suggestions from your stakeholders - plus some you haven’t thought of - and use our knowledge of best practices to highlight the ones you can use to create a robust plan.  Throughout it all, we are collaborative, generative, positive and future focused – your ideal thought partners for this journey.



Strategic plans



organizations served and counting



of our clients are mission-based


our services



Turn critical junctures into transformational moments. Let us build your strategic plan. 

Organizational Development

Build a stronger and more sustainable organization. Let us develop breakthroughs for where you are stuck.


Work from a higher level of mission-building. We coach executives to become better leaders.


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PENN Creative Strategy created a process that respected our individual voices and gave us room to dream a little about where we want to go. With their guidance, we developed an innovative and cost-effective strategic plan to the future.

— Steven Tennen, Executive Director / ArtsConnection




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