We Are the Backstage Crew for Your Backstage Crew

We are a strategy consulting firm that helps nonprofit Fundraising, Marketing, & Data experts to own and operationalize their technology and data for maximum impact.

Your Nonprofit Development Marketing Data Revenue Advancement Digital Philanthropy Product CRM Strategic Operations Experts

What We Do

Technology &

CRM & Marketing Systems Strategy
Salesforce for Nonprofits
Data Governance
Tech Assessments and Selections

Organizational Development

Org Design and Restructuring
Optimizing Ops & Support Teams
Business Process Analysis
Change Management

Management & Leadership

Strategic Tech & Operations Planning
Leadership Development Coaching
Workshop Design and Facilitation
Aligning Cross-Functional Teams

We've Got Your Back

We are a team of seasoned nonprofit professionals who have babysat the data syncs, reconciled the donor database with the bank, and rolled out new software, all while juggling a thousand other competing priorities. We are also empaths, coaches, and thought partners who care as much about the humans we work with as we do their causes. We’ve been in your shoes, and we’ll travel side by side with you to get you where you’re going.

Justin Birdsong

Founder & Principal (he/him)

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Simone Carvalho

Principal Consultant (she/her)

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Amanda Perkins

Senior Consultant (she/her)

In Our Clients' Words

Your Success is Our Success

We are partners, collaborators, and co-conspirators. We roll up our sleeves and we commit to finishing the job to the best of our ability, which means our solutions are durable and our clients feel empowered to continue leading the work after we’re gone.

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Featured Case Study

Aligning & Integrating CARE USA’s CRM Resources

Cross-Functional CRM Staffing and Reorganization (2023-24)

Over the course of 9 months, Justin worked closely with CARE USA Digital (IT) and Resource Development Departments to reassess the staffing, structures, and workflows supporting CARE’s fundraising CRM on Salesforce NPSP to help reinforce a strong, collaborative partnership between fundraising and technology teams.

Upcoming Events

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2024 Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 13-15, 2024
See Our Session Materials Here

Justin and Simone presented 2 conference workshops on-site in Portland: one on equitable decision-making through sociocracy, and another on building better technology collaborations through user stories.

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2024 Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference

July 31, 2024
Register Here

Justin and Simone will be in-person to present a live conference session called "Ready, Set, Migrate: Overcoming Tech Transition Hurdles," with Kim Goldsmith-N'Diaye, Chief Development Officer of Orbis International.

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