Helping Organizations Is Our Passion

You want to change the world, and we want to help you do it. Whether you’re an NGO working within rural villages on the other side of the world, a small charity that wants to make a big impact in your local community, or a for-profit business with a mission, Brighter Strategies was founded specifically to help you.

We are committed to:

  • Providing a high return on investment and delivering the outcome we’ve promised.
  • Building client self-sufficiency, not consultant dependence.
  • Addressing your needs in the most cost-effective way possible.
  • Being flexible, responsive, organized, approachable, proactive and positive.

Benefits of working with Brighter Strategies

  • Collaborative brainstorming and strategizing.
  • Quick action – so you can enjoy results sooner.
  • A more efficient and streamlined organization.
  • A simple, easy experience.
  • A budget-conscious approach.
  • Guidance and recommendations on moving forward.
  • Real, meaningful change.

Our Team

Elizabeth Scott, PhD, CEO/President

Elizabeth Scott

PhD, CEO/President

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, 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

Managing Director, People Strategy & Inclusion

Swafia Ames, is an expert at designing and implementing organizational development and human capital management programs with over 20 years of experience.

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Marta Segal Block, Director of Marketing & Communications

Marta Segal Block

Director of Marketing & Communications

Marta Segal Block has always loved words, writing, and connecting with others. She thinks good communication is the key to good marketing and good organizations.

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Mary Walter Arthur, Senior Consultant

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

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

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 Harrington, Consultant & Executive Coach

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, Consultant & Executive Coach

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, Consultant

Alexandra Suchman

Consultant

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

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

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 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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Fernanda Vergara, Associate Consultant

Fernanda Vergara

Associate Consultant

Fernanda supports a wide range of projects in the areas of evaluation and planning, as well as human capital and inclusion. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.

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Our Clients

Careers

Brighter Strategies relies on innovative, motivated, and goal-oriented individuals who are wiling to take risks and challenge current processes with a clear vision towards success.

Our team succeeds because of the caliber of our people. We attract, develop, and reward people who have a passion to make a significant contribution to the continued growth of our business. Our team is our competitive advantage.

Brighter Strategies is a unique place to work. Our core values govern not only our business but also how we treat our employees. We offer a fun, challenging work environment where employees are able to thrive. We encourage our employees to grow within the company and we reward them based on our shared success. Interested in learning more about our team? Please send us a letter of interest and your resume.

Are you a seasoned consultant looking for project based work? Brighter Strategies completes a diverse range of projects varying in magnitude and complexity. We actively seek partners who understand and complement our in-house team, as well as bring new skills and ideas to our potential project. Interested in learning more about our partnering opportunities? Please visit our Hiring page or reach out us via info@brighterstrategies.com to start the process.

Testimonials

After attending their training workshop, I decided to hire Brighter Strategies to help my agency develop a logic model for a challenging grant application. Thanks to their help we got the grant! The consultant I worked with is experienced, knowledgeable and responsive. I confidently recommend them to anyone in need of nonprofit planning and management consulting.

Virginia Legal Aid Society logoDavid Neumeyer, Executive Director, Virginia Legal Aid

As a nonprofit, we needed an outside expert who understood our unique structure as well as the services we provide. Brighter Strategies facilitated our strategic planning, empowered us to focus on quality and service while exploring our broader vision and delivered results. Their expertise has helped our organization measure success as we have moved forward in meaningful ways.

MVLE logoApril Pinch-Keeler, President, MVLE, Inc.

Brighter Strategies uses innovative tools to help us examine how our team is developing professionally and achieving our organization’s goals. We’ve had many ‘aha moments’ during our sessions using their ideas throughout the year to improve how we accomplish our work—from healthy group dynamics to understanding and mitigating conflicts to planning new initiatives.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops logoNathalie Lummert, Associate Director Children's Services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services

If you seek a partner who takes a fresh approach to your organization’s leadership concerns, goals or vision – there is none better than Brighter Strategies. Their approach to group process is so engaging that the very people who resisted will thank you for the learning opportunity.

InterAction logoSabrina Sojourner, Executive Office Coordinator Office of the President & CEO, InterAction

Brighter Strategies was a perfect match for our Rotary Club by providing excellent coaching for our Strategic Planning Process as well as enabling us to achieve a polished product in a very efficient manner. The Brighter Strategies team was always available for guidance in each step of our process, provided impartiality that was greatly needed among our very diverse thinking membership and led two very fast moving productive workshops resulting in our Club Vision and Goals for the year. Many kudos to a great organization!

The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek logoThe Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, Frederick, MD