We hold our values deeply as a reflection of who we are as individuals and as an organization.

They guide our behaviors and challenge us to build and preserve a culture that we can all be proud of.

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.