We help nonprofit organizations realize opportunities, solve problems, and manage change.

Onward is a team of veteran nonprofit leaders: CEOs, executive directors, and senior managers who joined together to support nonprofit organizations in a new way. Our partners have run organizations ranging in size from $250,000 to $25 million, with staffs of 1 to 175. Together, we combine high-level strategy and expertise with hands-on execution to support mission-focused organizations.

At Onward, we provide strategy and tactics and execute when needed. Too often, consultants help define the process but stop there. At Onward, we go as far as you need. After creating the strategy, we can manage the details, hire the staff, make the phone calls — whatever you need to get the job done.

Each of us has walked in your shoes. We created and expanded wonderful organizations and we know the benefit of short-term, strategic interventions — especially those that combine strategy with hands-on, tactical help — and we believe in the passion and the promise of the nonprofit sector.


Thought Partnership
February 3, 2016

Thought Partnership: 3 Organizational Leaders Reflect On Prioritizing, Shifting Direction, and Working With Critical Peers “Most U.S. corporations are over-managed and under-led” writes John P. … Continue reading

An Open Letter To Control Participants in Higher Achievement’s Study
December 3, 2014

Dear “Control” Participant, I am writing to say thank you. 13 years ago, Higher Achievement began its efforts to prove its impact with a randomized … Continue reading

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