For more than 30 years, we have partnered with those working on complex, often messy social issues – such as improving access to education, addressing health disparities, and revitalizing neighborhoods – to help create more powerful, enduring systems change. Whether assessing the impact of programs for a regional nonprofit, shaping cutting-edge interventions for a new funder, or designing and carrying out grant-making strategies for a national foundation, we help our clients make communities stronger, healthier, more equitable, and more inclusive.
We believe that fresh thinking – and the best solutions – arise from diverse perspectives and from across sectors. This is why we draw on the wide-ranging expertise and backgrounds of our team, our clients, and their stakeholders to inform our work. No matter what challenge we help clients address, we bring knowledge from fields as varied as education, economic security, health, leadership, community, and human capital.
We know that change for good does not happen overnight. The systems change we seek is difficult, incremental, and shaped by the nuances of culture, context, and community. As strong evaluators, grantmakers, and advisors, we balance an equal measure of passion with pragmatism, thought leadership with self-reflection, and rigor with flexibility. And we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion inside our organization and in every engagement.
That’s how we make our clients’ good work even better.