Today’s organizations are working in an increasingly complex and challenging political, social, and economic environment. The approaches successfully used in the past to create change are now insufficient or ineffective in many situations. Single organizations are rarely the locus for change; decisions and forces impacting organizations are increasingly made outside the organization at the coalition or movement network level.
Old mindsets and ways of working don't work as well under increasing urgency, uncertainty, and networked approaches. Staff and boards want clear yet flexible strategic directions, expanded leadership structures, better functioning management systems, values-aligned organizational cultures, and individual development that will support them in adapting to today's dynamic context.
We have worked with thousands of organizations operating in the local, state, national, and international contexts.They range from emergent groups to established institutions. They include single organizations, coalitions, loose associations, federations, and networks.They may be small (under $1 million), medium-sized (around $3 million), or large (over $10 million). Our clients use many strategies to create change on a range of issues including:
- Civil rights
- Children’s rights
- Criminal justice
- Economic justice
- Environment and environmental justice
- Immigrant rights
- International development
- Juvenile justice
- Women’s rights
- LGBTQ equality
- Racial justice
- Reproductive health and justice
- Youth development
- And many more….
Learn more about our work strengthening organizations to manage transition and change, develop and adapt strategy, restructure organizations, improve management and supervision, change organizational culture, clarify relationships with movement networks, strengthen and align affiliates, and develop staff, board, and team leadership.
A few recent clients include Allies for Children, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, Jobs With Justice, DEMOS, Freedom to Marry, National People's Action, American Civil Liberties Union, National Juvenile Justice Network, National Network of Abortion Funds, Free the Slaves, The Children's Partnership, and Save the Children.