We help social sector organizations navigate change, so they can be more effective at delivering on their mission.

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Strategy consulting for nonprofits, foundations, and social enterprises.

Transforming Complex Problems into Actionable Solutions

Working together, we’ll co-create customized strategies to fit your unique needs, delivered within a proven framework that keeps your organization focused on what matters most. We will help you strengthen your ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

How do we grow with fresh eyes and an old soul?

In recent years, nonprofits across the sector have experienced unprecedented and, in many cases, unexpected growth.

In collaboration with the Ford Foundation’s BUILD initiative, La Piana developed an evidence-based intervention for 30+ social justice organizations in order to tackle these challenges. BUILDing for Growth is a customized, capacity-building program that helps select Ford grantees navigate substantial, rapid, and unplanned growth, all while developing the organizational infrastructure needed to drive sustainable impact.


Considering a merger, alliance, or some other form of collaboration?

If you are thinking that your mission will be stronger, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, working in partnership with another organization; our Merger & Alliance Toolkit provides practical information and concrete guidance to help you move forward.


Research & Innovation

We bring new thinking to your biggest questions, rooted in rigorous analysis and informed by a deep understanding of the social sector.

Proven Methodologies

Since 1998 we’ve helped more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations of every size and type. This deep experience, augmented by our proven methodologies for strategic and business planning, mergers and partnerships, and managing adaptive change, helps us consistently deliver successful outcomes for our clients.

Customized Solutions

No two nonprofits are alike, which is why our proven methods are highly adaptive and customized to fit your unique situation and challenges.

High Touch

We believe how we do our work is just as important as what we do. Our hands-on approach is supportive, pragmatic, and led by an experienced team. Most of our consultants have previously served as leaders of social sector organizations. We get you.

Racial Equity

We bring an awareness of the impact of racial inequities in our country’s history and present to all the work that we do, centering racial justice in our practice and supporting your own equity journey.

Enduring Value

Everything we do is designed to help you accelerate your impact. Our goal is to yield rapid results and measurable outcomes, leading to sustainable change.


Contemplating a leap: changing career, role, or sector?

The Workbook asks a series of questions that enable a nonprofit leader contemplating a career change to organize their thoughts, reflect on their values, and take stock of the journey they have been on, enabling better decision-making about the future.

Knowledge Is Power.

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