Our approach to culture change incorporates a variety of resources designed to generate commitment to philanthropy as a core organizational value. Recognizing that a thriving culture of philanthropy requires commitment from organizational leadership and engagement of various constituencies, our programs reach multiple audiences and guide them toward philanthropic excellence. Built on more than two decades of research into change leadership and non-profit culture building, our program is designed to equip clients to position their teams for successful, lasting, highly beneficial change.


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Programs unique to each institution and culture

Our culture change programs may feature quantitative and qualitative assessments, professional training plans and coaching engagements for various constituencies, and targeted tools for implementation and progress. While some similarities exist, each program requires adaptation to the culture, to the timing of a campaign, and to leadership’s readiness for change. We work closely with our clients to develop a plan that complements other initiatives and activities underway.

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Developed to change behavior and build strong partnerships

Our programs are built on fundamental adult-learning principles that support adoption of change. Recognizing the psychology of change, we assist teams as they lead various constituencies through these critical processes. By tailoring each program to address organizations’ current state and future vision, we are a true partner with philanthropy leaders whose organizations are undergoing a process of change.


Managing change for multiple audiences

In our work with presidents/CEOs, executive directors, deans, senior faculty, and administrators, we focus on equipping leaders to deliver the vision of the organization and inspire transformational support. Additionally, we ensure trustees, board members, student affairs professionals, athletics leaders, and broader staff and support teams are prepared for their roles of listening differently, sparking philanthropic interest, and making referrals.