Room40 is a consulting and advisory group that works with the leadership of nonprofits to improve, grow, and change their organizations

What Makes Us Different

Consultants and executives.

We know you have limited executive bandwidth to balance the demands of day-to-day operations, deal with the crisis of the moment, and plan for the future. Room40 has experience finding the answers as consultants, and in making it happen as executives. These are complementary, but different, skillsets.

We can help cut through complexity, identify your most important decisions, and find a better way forward.

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Decisions, not just data.

There are plenty of data available to you. Success is rarely about gathering more. Good decisions result from developing a strong hypothesis, then identifying and analyzing the right data. We help you do so within your time and resource constraints. Sometimes a good decision today is better than a great decision 6 months from now.

We seek and use the right data to help you find the best path forward.

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Knowhow and expertise in executing strategy.

Room40 helps answer the questions that every successful nonprofit faces at some point: Now that we have the right strategy in place, what comes next? We’ve been there as nonprofit executives, board members, and consultants, and can help you make rapid progress on both the strategic and the tactical.

We have the experience and practical knowhow to help you execute strategy, efficiently and with limited resources.

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Pattern recognition. Peer learning.

Your organization and mission are unique. But the management challenges you face have almost certainly been tackled successfully by others. There’s no need—and no time—to reinvent the wheel. We draw on learning from across sectors get to the right answer for you.

We free your time for other important things.

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“The Room40 Group is the best money we’ve spent on a consultant for anything, ever.”

Sarah McLean, Education First

What We Promise

Committed to your success.

Identifying the best and smartest solutions only gets you part of the way to success. Implementing change can be difficult. We approach the challenging decisions required to implement something new with experience and empathy.

We work hard to be good listeners and clear communicators, making difficult decisions easier.

Positive return on investment.

The work we do creates positive financial return—from increased revenue to reduced costs to more efficient use of staff time.

If change and growth doesn’t make your organization better off, why do it?

Humor and humility.

Life’s too short not to have fun. Work is always better when you approach it with a sense of humor. We add a little levity (when appropriate) to every interaction. We know what we know, but are also well aware of our imperfections and flaws.*

*We thank our spouses and children for pointing those out daily. Clients also contribute to this awareness.