We bring broad experience serving corporate clients and
an understanding of what is deeply different
about planning successful not-for-profit strategies.

BUSINESS

STRATEGY

FOR NONPROFITS 

We Serve

Large foundations and philanthropic organizations
Cultural, arts, and social service nonprofits
Government and social sector agencies
Universities and other educational institutions

Our Approach

Going beyond mission

to help you analyze opportunities, options, and aspirations in ways that lead to transformative new clarity about impact, capacity and capability

Visioning, strategy, and implementation planning

that engages stakeholders some of whom may have limited experience designing and executing robust strategic plans.

Strategies that create a strong case for funding

recognizing that execution is often contingent on new funding streams.

Purposeful board engagement 

to educate and engage your Board in strategic planning in ways that leads to deep conviction and alignment.

About Us

Strategy. Organizational performance. 

New paths to growth.

Tim Gallagher

Change management. Leadership.  Culture.

Tim helps executives and Boards of corporations and public institutions including Fortune 100 companies, universities, governments, private equity firms, not-for-profits, and successful early-stage companies to create strategies and build operational capabilities. 

 

He has done projects across a wide range of industries including airlines, business services, electronics, consumer products, and manufacturing.

 

Tim brings an active and collaborative problem-solving approach to the most difficult strategic and organizational questions facing today’s leaders.

 

Formerly, Tim was a Partner with McKinsey & Company, and was a member of McKinsey’s Strategy and High Technology practices. 

 

Tim holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University. 

For 15+ years, Emily Howe has lead change management, user adoption, and strategic communications efforts.

Emily has served public and private universities, nonprofit and arts organizations, philanthropic groups, large international companies, government entities, and individuals.

Additionally, Emily has a particular skill in helping clients initiate and re-strategize culture change efforts.​

Emily received her MA degree in Gender/Cultural Studies from Simmons College. 

 

Emily is Prosci certified in change management and is a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals. 

 

Strategy. Organizational performance. 

New paths to growth.

Tim Gallagher

Change management. Leadership. Culture.

Tim helps executives and Boards of nonprofits and corporations, including universities, philanthropic organizations, governments, Fortune 100 companies, and successful early-stage companies to create strategies and build operational capabilities. 

 

He has done projects across a wide range of industries including airlines, business services, electronics, consumer products, and manufacturing.

 

Tim brings an active and collaborative problem-solving approach to the most difficult strategic and organizational questions facing today’s leaders.

 

Formerly, Tim was a Partner with McKinsey & Company, and was a member of McKinsey’s Strategy practice. 

 

Tim holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University. 

For 15+ years, Emily Howe has lead change management, user adoption, and strategic communications efforts.

Emily has served public and private universities, nonprofit and arts organizations, philanthropic groups, large international companies, government entities, and individuals.

Additionally, Emily has a particular skill in helping clients initiate and/or re-strategize efforts to change hearts and minds.

Emily received her MA degree in Gender/Cultural Studies from Simmons College. 

 

Emily is Prosci certified in change management and is a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals. 

 

Emily Howe

Knowledge in Action

For Executive Directors and other nonprofit leaders

ARTICLE

Successful Strategic Planning

For Not-For-Profits

By Tim Gallagher - I’m often asked how successful strategic planning in the not-for-profit sector differs from strategic planning in for-profit enterprises...   

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