We understand that sometimes ongoing support is the best approach.

According to the Harvard Business Review, 76% of working professionals believe that a mentor is important to growth, yet more than 54% do not have a business coach.

This is why we offer Development and Policy coaching services that are unique to each organization’s goals and needs, from leadership and strategy to funding and policy advisement. Our mission is to help organizations that are passionate about making a positive impact in the world like we are.

What is Development & Policy Coaching?  

We provide real-time analysis and guidance on all aspects of nonprofit growth, especially the implementation of a development plan and fundraising strategy. You know that the best laid plans do change, and we are here to provide ongoing guidance and strategic advice that is unique to your organization. How many times have you thought, “I wish I could ask an expert who actually knows and understands my unique organization?” Coaching allows us to get to know you. We are connected to human rights policy leaders and philanthropists throughout the world, and our advice is based on cutting edge knowledge of trends and solutions that are applicable to your organization.

Development & Policy Coaching includes: 

  • Development, leadership, and strategic policy advisement
  • Advisement on funding and development opportunities
  • Strategic guidance on the implementation of the CEO’s vision
  • Ideas to expand the influence of your organization within state and federal policy

Who is an ideal candidate for coaching? 

  • An organization who wants ongoing advisement on the implementation or creation of a development or strategic plan
  • An organization in the midst of a leadership transition or wanting to achieve growth
  • A new organization who wants to establish a solid foundation
  • Those who want an affordable fresh perspective and an objective facilitator to address key issues

Together, we navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and come alongside you in achieving your goals.

Our organization entered a time of strategic planning focused on growing our infrastructure, in order to be more sustainable. We began coaching under the guidance of Ascend and were immediately encouraged by the breadth of knowledge on the many dynamics of organizations working to professionalize, while maintaining their heart. The blend of warm enthusiasm and laser focused attention to organizational goals kept us organized and positive about the process. Our Board of Directors has an increased sense of purpose, and our organization’s vision feels attainable thanks to the coaching we have received! I highly recommend Ascend consulting and coaching to any organization wanting to advance their mission, grow their donor base, work through a transition, or increase their sustainability.”

-Esther Nelson-Garrett, Executive Director of Safety Compass