Helping organizations and teams navigate complexity to inform meaningful change

Plan to thrive!

Are you a mission-driven leader?  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 bring your most important stakeholders into alignment about the future, helping organizations develop solutions and build their capacity to achieve their aspirations.

We guide you through meaningful change.

nonprofit business strategy

Our approach to the work is rooted in relationships and community.  We understand the importance of centering and aligning the perspectives of your internal and external stakeholders around your vision of change.  We strongly believe that solutions co-created by and with your stakeholders are the ones that don't wind up on a shelf.

Nonprofit strategy

Strategy & Planning

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

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nonprofit organization development

Capacity Building

Organizational Assessment · Governance · Coaching · Implementation planning · Team Building · Leadership development · 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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Meeting or Retreat Design and Facilitation · Process facilitation

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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
From The Blog

Transformational Strategic Planning

by Molly Penn What do we mean by “transformational” strategic planning? That’s a word that gets thrown around rather easily these days.  So what does it mean in the context of strategic planning?  It refers to a level of wholesale change that is deeper than just refreshing your strategy.  It speaks to an intention to […]

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