Upstream Consulting

It's commonly understood that the best way to address a problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. This notion was described in a provocative metaphor by Gary Grobman in "An Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector."

He describes the scenario of children falling into a river and the various ways of addressing this problem with the ideal solution, of course, being prevention of their falling in in the first place.

That's how we think about consulting. We can help you move further upstream in addressing the challenges that distract from core mission focus, drain energy and resources from strategic efforts, and hold you back from achieving better outcomes.

We help organizational leadership focus on the issues that they identify as deserving of attention and improvement. We work with teams to develop, implement and refine systems and processes that they understand and feel confident using.

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