Project Evident Values

Real company values are the behaviors and skills we celebrate in our colleagues. When values are deeply held, we question and challenge actions we believe inconsistent with our values.

Humility and Candor

  • We are frank and honest with each other, while being compassionate and non-judgemental.

  • We earn trust by being quick to admit mistakes, and assuming the best intentions.

Smart, Warm, Approachable and Productive

  • We are competent and have a broad knowledge base about evidence, nonprofit management, and our sector.

  • We are curious and eager to learn about and be helpful to our clients.

  • We are kind and generous in our interactions.

  • We have an “open door” approach with each other.

Frugality and Leverage

  • We utilize our startup resources appropriately and take financial responsibilities seriously

  • We respect that our team is virtual and fractional and strive to help each other make best use of time and resources.

  • We value our client’s time and resources and strategically partner with them in service to their mission.


  • We are clear with each other, our clients, funders, and stakeholders about where we are with the work.

  • We admit where we need help.


  • We set clear goals and timelines, and take responsibility for meeting them.

  • We are not afraid to flag the need for course correction to make our work better.

  • We hold nonprofits, their leaders, and their funders at the center of our work.

  • We are committed to the quality of the work and results over the process.