Our Philosophy

Our Mission

To maximize the impact of nonprofit organizations by facilitating visionary leadership and bold fundraising.

Underlying this mission is the belief that a strong and effective nonprofit sector can be a powerful lever for innovation, change, and social justice in areas such as education, health, the environment, the arts and youth and community development.

Core Principles

We provide affordable, effective, and ethical consulting services. Six core principles guide our work with clients:

  • Listen actively
  • Understand the client’s challenges
  • Tailor our services to the client’s needs
  • Analyze and add value to the client’s current efforts
  • Build trusting relationships as coaches, allies and advisors
  • Meet and exceed expectations

The Eight Bold Moves

Our training, coaching and other consultant services focus on helping clients understand and successfully apply these eight basic moves:

  • Develop or articulate a bold new vision that energizes staff and excites funders
  • Turn the vision into program ideas that serve as “funding magnets”
  • Identify potential prospects
  • Qualify prospects
  • Cultivate a trusted relationship with prospects
  • Develop a compelling proposal
  • Steward donors to elevate their giving
  • Design monitoring and evaluation systems that track results