Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

Social change organizations are called upon to do what sometimes feels nearly impossible; to change entrenched ideas, dismantle oppressive systems of power and find solutions to some of the most intractable problems of our day. Our mission is to help social change groups transform the world. We develop innovative strategies and solutions to help nonprofits increase their resources, maximize strategic impact and achieve their vision for a better world. We achieve our mission through the delivery of culturally competent, customized and comprehensive capacity building services.

Our Values

We believe in the powerful, transformative impact nonprofits have upon our society and we work to advance their efficacy and long-term sustainability. We support the values and principles of social justice, community leadership and inclusion. Our services and products are designed to strengthen community/constituent voices and leadership capacity.

We take the time to get to know and understand our client organizations, and our clients often return to us for additional services as they progress through the different stages of organizational development. Our investment allows for deeper levels of trust and organizational insight enabling us to diagnose problems faster and design better strategies and solutions.

Our Approach

We conduct a thorough organizational assessment and help organizations to identify and create a plan to address their immediate and long-term capacity building needs. Our approach emphasizes the transfer of knowledge and skills to nonprofit staff in order to build and sustain dynamic, cutting edge nonprofit organizations that strengthen our communities and promote social change.

We help organizations create learning environments and social change laboratories. We enable staff to make better use of trends analysis, social research and outcome evaluation data to design superior programs and advocacy campaigns and to advance ongoing strategic thinking and action.

We employ a Skills Transfer and Integration Approach (STIA) in designing methods to ensure the newly acquired skills and techniques we teach staff become fully integrated organizational practices.

Lotus for Ignit

Ideas that
Ignite Change

“We shall not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Elsa is one of the most ethical, straightforward, and strategic consultants with whom I have had the honor to work. She practices what she preaches, and her assessments are grounded in real-world experience.”

— Priscilla Gonzalez

Move to End Violence Initiative Sponsored by NoVo Foundation