Organizations

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
  • Democracy
  • 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….
MAG has been a critical resource for EPI over the 12 years of its growth and development. At this point, I see MAG not so much as a consultant, but as a partner.
— Jeff Faux, President, Economic Policy Institute
MAG helped Basic Rights Institute transform its leadership, engage staff in strategic planning, and create an organizational culture that is cohesive and diverse.

MAG helped Basic Rights Institute transform its leadership, engage staff in strategic planning, and create an organizational culture that is cohesive and diverse.

MAG designed a capacity-building program to help the Civil Rights Association invigorate its network and boost the power of state affiliates to affect social change.

MAG designed a capacity-building program to help the Civil Rights Association invigorate its network and boost the power of state affiliates to affect social change.

 
Change is hard, but MAG made it easier by being patient at the right moments and tenacious at the right moments.
— Vivian Lindermayer, Center for Reproductive Rights