We are strategists, co-creating with our clients custom solutions to solve real-world problems in a wide range of focus areas. We go as deep or as broad as the client needs, for quick interventions or for the long haul. We train, we design, we implement and manage in a cost effective way. We provide support and know-how for a wide range of social change strategies. We bring passion, humility, deep expertise, and a constant desire to listen and focus on our clients. While our main geography is Southern California, we work nationally and internationally and have a Transatlantic focus with a primary interest in Germany and Eastern Europe.
Do you need help with any of the following? Give us a call!
New Foundation Development
For funders who want to achieve impact in a specific area without handling the complexity directly, we design, test, conduct due diligence, find partners and experts, and manage initiatives in a cost effective way that resonates with community needs on the ground. We identify what works for any given philanthropic goal and then implement it in the fastest, most effective way possible.
Support for Established Foundations
Implementation & Management
|FOR NON-PROFITS & SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Nonprofit Start-up support
* We do not fundraise; if needed, we provide a hand-off to our working partners.
With sense of humor and an ability to flex towards the direction in which the universe pulls us, we like to take on odd, exploratory tasks that might not yield quantifiable outcomes while still being worth the exploration. Sometimes change-driven work is about where not to go, or about simply learning what is “there” before making decisions. And we are not shy about tackling the seemingly insurmountable either.
SOLID RETURNS, TRANSPARENT PRICING
Our fees are value-based. We involve as many team members as necessary for the same fee and we do surgical interventions to keep costs down for our clients. We charge as follows:
By project – based on timeline and deliverables
By month – pricing starts at $3,100/month based on scope of work. Three months minimum. Package includes work meeting(s), and/or prep, docs review, communiques and recommendations. (The $3,100/month startup package includes 1 monthly meeting of up to 4 hrs.) Grant work billed separately.
By day – $2000 (up to 6 hrs + 2 hrs prep). For staff/board retreats, strategy, optimization efforts, etc.
By hour – $275
Dive Session – $350 flat fee (includes 45 min meeting + analysis and recommendations).
Tweak Session – $800 flat fee for 4-hr intensives on a particular topic. (Can be used in 1 X 4 hr session or 2 X 2 hrs sessions. Additional hours are billed at regular hourly rate.)