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With Sara, you’ll find an experienced consultant who:


  • Believes your organization is unique and deserves a process that addresses reality

  • Gives practical, implementable advice, not cookie-cutter solutions or theories

  • Has worked in corporate, governmental, and nonprofit settings

  • Has experience as a practicing attorney and a private funder

  • Loves to unlock puzzles and make sense of your situation — no matter how messy

  • Partners with you while bringing an outside perspective


is committed to your success without judgment, knowing that organizations bump up against

predictable transitions throughout their lifecycles.

Together we’ll make sure you:

  • Achieve mission success as a healthy organization

  • Reduce risk through a thoughtful process

  • Sustain an effective board of directors

  • Engage in productive grantmaking

  • And much more...

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Consulting Services



Whole Organization: strategy, business, operational, merger

Select Purpose: initiative, program, contingency, succession


Process Facilitation

Retreats & Groups: staff, boards, panels, roundtables

Mergers & Collaborations: planning and inter-entity“dating” 

Community Engagement


Transition Management

Organizational Change

Succession Planning & Search Assistance

Interim Executive: guiding management, assessment, change


Program & Portfolio Evaluation

Planning, Logic Model & Instrument Development 

Evaluation Implementation & Analysis


Organizational Assessment

Whole Organization or Components: management, governance, financial, structure/staffing, individual programs


Research Design, Implementation & Analysis

Multi-Modal Designs: surveys, focus groups, interviews

Foundation, Corporate Grant Opportunities & Trends

Compilition of Comparative Data for Compensation Decisions

Environmental Scans & Trend Analysis: sector, funding, census, etc.


Board Development

Facilitated Self-Assessment or External Assessment

Board Orientation

Bylaw, Policy & Board Book Development

Board Composition & Recruitment Planning

Full Board & Board Leadership Coaching

Executive Search Assistance

Workshops: click HERE for details


Leadership Support

Troubleshooting: sticky situations, relationships, transitions'

Presentation Coaching & Editing

Resume Coaching & Editing


Strategy & Guideline Development

Technical Assistance for Grantees

Program & Management

Grant Program Evaluation

Program Officer Search Assistance & Administration


Outsourced Grant Staff Services

Proposal Process Administration

Due Diligence Review, Site Visits & Grantee Assessments

Proposal Review & Recommendations

Final Report Review