Our Process

Build a solid strategy, follow through with your action plan, and make the world a better place.

The name PivotGround refers to being in that special place where you can see all the potential pivots your organization can make. It can be overwhelming, but we help you figure out the best path to take, and then walk the path with you.

The strategies we help you develop for your nonprofit don’t just sit gathering dust in a binder. We help you put them into place.

When you work with us we'll take you through our proven process while we guide you through implementing the Impact Method™.

What does it all mean for you? Simply put—better programming, increased funding, and confident and focused employees.

Do you need to find clarity in all that chaos?

You’ve come to the right place

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    1. Assessment: The Quick Start

    To know how to help you, we need to understand what’s going on behind the scenes.

    That’s why we start with a series of collaborative workshops to help us understand every aspect of your goals, programs, and systems.

    We’ll use this information (and over 20 years of experience) to develop your Strategy Map and Action Plan, a visual guide to assessing which priorities to focus on and which to let go of.

    This is a living, breathing resource that you refine and adjust as you figure out what’s working. You can also use this to measure progress against your long-term impact goals—useful for proving impact for funding purposes, to say the least.

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    2. Action: Impact Cycle Support

    Here’s where the action happens.

    We’ll work with you to plan out tightly-focused 60-day cycles. Each cycle, we’ll sit down for a consulting session and plan out the exact outcomes we’ll be achieving with you and how they fit into your larger goals.

    One cycle we might focus on getting you clear messaging, another on a social media campaign to create engagement around a new program.

    Best of all, we execute for you, with crystal-clear deadlines and deliverables. You get to end the cycle of band-aid fixes and concentrate on making real, progressive change. No more herding cats!

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    3. Access: Experts on Tap

    We’re here to support you—whenever and however you need it.

    We get that the nonprofit landscape is usually one of dynamic change. That’s why we have our Superteam of experts available on-call to help you with anything from putting together a brochure to setting up a new email campaign.

    We can do it for you, or show you (and your team) how to do it—your choice!

" The Quick Start was efficient and streamlined. I especially valued Sarah's brilliant ideas and strong desire to improve our brand and messaging. I think working with PivotGround will help us get to the next level we've been waiting for. "

Chris Hewitt
ED of Hudson Valley Current

Introducing the Impact Method™

Your human-service nonprofit exists to make a positive impact in the lives of the people you serve. But how do you get there, anyway?

We developed our proprietary Impact Method™ as a way to break down your big audacious goals into clear, easy-to-understand components. When you’re feeling scattered and burnt out, we use The Impact Method™ to show you how achieving your goals is entirely possible.

Impact Strategy

How does your mission break down into key measurable? We help you identify the metrics, so you can stay true to your mission, ensuring you’re always making clear progress in that direction.

Optimization Tools

Once you have a clear plan, it’s time to refine. We figure out your team’s capacity, and teach you how to harness it to its full potential.

Iterative Action

Practice makes perfect. By taking decisive action and observing the results, you can build on your successes and plan for your challenges to make sure you’re consistently moving towards your goal.