Strategic Advisement

Our Strategic Advising practice advises leaders and organizations on their most pressing strategic and operational issues. Our work ranges from supporting entrepreneurs through business plan development, to partnering with established organizations on growth and performance improvement, to assessing new opportunities for impact as the field evolves.

Strategy and growth

Strategic planning and goal setting: We work with organizations to determine how to increase their impact. Our planning includes clarifying their theory of action and impact goals, identifying opportunities to improve the impact of current activities, planning for new initiatives, and helping growing organizations determine where, how, and how much to scale. We leave clients with detailed, actionable plans that enjoy strong support and buy-in from their leadership teams and boards.

New opportunity evaluation and start-up business planning: We work with entrepreneurs to turn ideas into effective organizations. We help these leaders clarify initial concepts, determine a theory of action and impact goals, define specific product and service offerings, determine their business model and philanthropic need, and craft an actionable implementation roadmap.

Market assessment: We help organizations understand how trends in the field of education impact current and potential future markets. We support organizations in assessing entry into new markets and advise on building out specific, effective approaches to driving impact in current and new markets.