The Mariposa School

This school for children with autism actually had too many strategic plans—and too little action—which was preventing them from meeting their goals. Not so, any longer. Serial strategic planning with few results had been the culture here for too long. Though the plans of previous years were well intentioned, the actions required were overwhelming to…

Threshold Clubhouse

We took this mental health organization from a disconnected combo of board members, staff and community workers to an engaged group working together to solve problems and fulfill a shared vision for the future. Everyone in this mental health services organization is now actively involved in making or carrying out decisions; communication is transparent; roles…

SJF Institute

This not-for-profit arm of an established venture capital firm, struggled with its role as an interdependent entity. We helped them define it, while raising national visibility. Mission accomplished! Today SJF Institute has carved out a strong, highly visible identify as a leader in building and sustaining the dynamic green economy. To make this leap, SJF…

Institute for Emerging Issues

This public policy think (and do) tank went from infinite possibilities and limited capacity to ambitious yet realistic, streamlined expectations with a clear path for moving forward. IEI convenes leaders from business, non-profit organizations, government and higher education to tackle some of the biggest issues facing North Carolina’s future. The organization had more on its…

The Town of Carrboro

Over the course of two years, The Town of Carrboro went from a landscape of silos to a cohesive “Better Together” organizational culture. The Town of Carrboro evolved from being a collection of disparate departments—with few overlapping resources, sparse idea sharing and limited awareness of other departments—to an organization built on collaboration. Resources are now…

UNC School of Government

We eliminated a sharp divide between faculty and staff. The result? A cohesive organization with School-wide collaboration. This state treasure, made up of North Carolina’s brightest academics, lawyers and other highly skilled employees helps public officials and concerned citizens improve local government. After a training and collaboration-boosting project with Mulberry Partners, the School is actively…