What would your social impact be if your stakeholders were aligned around the change you seek to make?

We’ve partnered with 55+ organizations to lead internal change, assess how they are doing, develop their board and build a strong culture to support new ways of working.

Whether you have a question about building systems to support your work, understanding your impact, developing your board, strengthening your culture, strengthening internal communications, training, leadership development, or any number of other topics having to do with how organizations work well, we can help.  We work with organizations to deeply understand your needs and gather perspectives on the issue and then customize solutions grounded in best practices and equity.

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  • Organization design
  • Executive coaching
  • System building
  • Peer or individual coaching
  • Decision making processes
  • Values development
  • Performance management
  • Program evaluation
  • Theory of Change
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  • Policy development/review
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  • Sustainability analysis
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Featured Articles

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Why Systems are the Key to Growth

by Molly Penn Have you ever thought about what systems can do for you?  We specialize in thinking about this question. As consultants who work with nonprofits and foundations to help them change the world (a lofty goal), we recognize the importance of starting with the smallest step – building systems to support people in […]
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4 Kinds of Succession Planning

by Molly Penn Succession planning is a hot topic these days!  This article will give you tips for navigating 4 different kinds of succession planning.  As organizational development specialists who work with an equity forward lens, we have gotten a lot of inquiries about succession planning so we thought we’d share these strategies.  Succession planning refers […]
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Designing Power: How to help Anti-Racism Take Root in Your Organization

by Marita Phelps and Molly Penn Many of us are asking ourselves, in both our personal lives and professional roles: What can I do to end racism and create equity for people of color?  Last year, many formerly complacent Americans woke up. The deaths of people like Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner, and Tamir […]
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Meetings That Work

by Molly Penn A meeting is a terrible thing to waste – don’t we all want meetings that work?  How often do you leave meetings resenting the time spent there or the outcomes?  Or worse, feeling like your voice wasn’t welcomed in the space?  Have you ever left a meeting thinking “Well that was a […]

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