Build Strong Foundations.
Through improving processes, policy development, and defining best practices, we work collaboratively to utilize your resources to their full potential.
Fundraising & Development
Fuel Your Mission.
We provide strategic advising and support in prospect research, strategies for individual giving, corporate sponsorships, and more.
Know and Grow.
What you do is important. We design qualitative and quantitative tools to measure what matters most in your organization and tell your story.
Bring Out the Best.
Our approach guides you through a custom strategic engagement process to partner people who want to do good with a group that’s in need of service.
Meet The Team
Carolyn is a Pittsburgh native who has has provided strategic leadership to nonprofits, local governments, social businesses, and foundations. She brings adaptability, diligence, and an academic grounding to her work. Named one of Pittsburgh's 2019 30 Under 30 by the Pittsburgh Business Times and Leadership Pittsburgh, She serves as an adviser for Financial Development and Promotional Committee (FDPC) at the McCandless Northern Allegheny Heritage Center, Past-President of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, and a member of the Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network (PaCRN). Carolyn holds a master’s degree from University College London.
Tara is a detail-oriented leader with a demonstrated history of advancing organizational impact and fostering engagement. She has served as the Recreation Director for the Interlochen Center for the Arts and worked numerous organizations including the Atlanta Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival and the Savannah Philharmonic. She currently serves as the President of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic. Tara holds a master’s degree from of Savannah College of Art and Design.
“We would not have come as far in our management, organization, fundraising and promotional activity without her steady, prudent, and heartfelt guidance.”
“Carolyn is passionate about the nonprofit sector and she is determined to make a lasting footprint. She provides a calm and assertive demeanor, allowing teams to flourish. Her guidance has been instrumental."
“Her energy, enthusiasm, and the depth of her knowledge has become a valuable asset. I am impressed with her ability to relate to people in all areas of her business and personal life.”
"We owe a debt of gratitude to Carolyn, for if it wasn’t for her dedication, initiative and vision, I know our nonprofit would not be as special as it truly is."
“Without her professional knowledge, passion, and willingness to take on the technical challenges, we would have had significantly more difficult time getting the organization going. I can’t imagine doing this without her having a hand in it.”