Our Approach

We Implement Real, Meaningful Change

Organizational development and change management can have an incredibly powerful effect on your ability to meet your social mission.

Our approach is built around a core People | Planning | Process |Performance philosophy.

We believe that effective organizational development and change management requires a deep understanding of three key areas of your organization: people, plans, and processes. Improve them, improve your performance – it’s as simple as that.

What to Expect

We will start with extensive interviews to understand where you are and where you’re going, and, when needed, we’ll use organizational assessments to:

Understand Your People: When your organization’s people (your most valuable asset) are working to their full potential, the entire organization wins.

Create a Plan: A detailed plan of action coupled with the means to execute and evaluate it puts your organization in the driver’s seat.

Uncover Better Processes: With the right systems and tools in place, you can do more with less – and do it better.



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.

Executive Director, Virginia Legal AidVirginia 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.

President, MVLE, Inc.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.

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

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.

Executive Office Coordinator Office of the President & CEO, InterActionInterAction

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. Liz and Cathleen were 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, Frederick, MDThe Rotary Club of Carroll Creek