Brighter Strategies helps mission-focused organizations improve operations to better meet their goals.

Our Approach


Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Our passion is building strong organizations. We provide thought leadership and high value organizational development consulting services in support of nonprofits, associations and mission-driven companies. Our team is comprised of like-minded professionals interested in organizational development and effectiveness, performance management, process improvement, human resources and leadership development, program evaluation, and systems thinking. We have come together with a unified purpose to serve missions that matter. Whether working with locally-based or international organizations we pride ourselves on delivering consistently outstanding service, and our high number of referrals shows it.

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Local Clients: 30%
Regional Clients: 24%
National Clients: 28%
International Clients: 18%
Referral Based Clients: 72%

Our Team

Elizabeth Scott, PhD


Elizabeth Scott, PhD, founder of Brighter Strategies, provides thought leadership and high value organizational development consulting in support of a stronger social sector.

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Payal Martin, MPH

Managing Director, Evaluation & Strategy

Payal Martin, MPH provides strategic planning, evaluation, and communications services to organizations who share her passion for advancing social change.

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Swafia Ames

Managing Director, People Strategy & Inclusion

Swafia Ames, a Senior Consultant with Brighter Strategies, is an expert at designing and implementing organizational development and human capital management programs with over 18 years of experience.

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Marta Segal Block

Director of Marketing & Communications

Marta Segal Block has always loved words, writing and connecting with others. She loves helping organizations and businesses fulfill their mission by reaching the right people with the right words.

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Mary Walter Arthur

Senior Consultant

Mary Walter Arthur has been providing human resources consulting services to business for over 30 years. She has experience in global human resources operations and more.

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Barbra Kavanaugh

Senior Consultant

Barbra Kavanaugh, a Senior Consultant with Brighter Strategies, has deep expertise in managing and leading organizations going through change.

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Jennifer Till

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach

Jennifer Till has delivered proven results in leadership development, coaching, and facilitation for the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.

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Brenda Harington

Brenda Harrington

Consultant & Executive Coach

Brenda Harrington has worked with countless leaders in private, public, government (Federal and local), non-profit, intergovernmental, and humanitarian organizations who hold senior leadership roles.

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Kaye Monroe

Kaye Monroe

Consultant & Executive Coach

Kaye Monroe has been providing professional coaching, consulting and program creation services for over 25 years. She is known for her ability to consistently demonstrate passion and proficiency.

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Alexandra Suchman


Alex helps small, mission-driven organizations overcome the struggles, clutter, and tediousness of day-to-day operations.

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Randall Thacker

Consultant & Executive Coach

Randall Thacker is an experienced leadership and team coach. He has worked with hundreds of leaders of businesses, government, and non-profit organizations throughout the world.

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Liyo Yu

Senior Associate

Liyo Yu believes that the solution to any problem lies in understanding the underlying cause of the problem. Liyo’s international experience provides her with a culturally diverse perspective.

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David Kading

Associate Consultant

David supports a wide range of projects including organizational assessments, strategic planning, leadership development programs, and business performance improvement engagements.

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Recent Posts

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Inclusive Performance Management

October 13th, 2020|

We created our DEI Framework to help organizations think about the various components of creating a diverse and equitable workplace. Each component is an oar helping to move your organization toward the target. We [...]

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Effective Virtual Leadership

October 5th, 2020|

Effective leadership looks a lot different today than it did a year ago. That's because effective virtual leadership is different than in-person leadership. Besides inspiring people to achieve a mission, you may also be a [...]

Reframing Board Governance for Nonprofits

September 25th, 2020|

Over the past few months, a lot has changed in terms of how organizations are operating on a daily basis. Earlier, we wrote about how this change has specifically impacted the role of a Nonprofit [...]