We Are the Backstage Crew for Your Backstage Crew

Our holistic technology, organizational development, and management consulting services help nonprofit business, tech, and operational teams to innovate faster, metabolize change better, and amplify their causes more effectively.

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)

Simone Carvalho

Principal Consultant (she/her)

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.

Featured Case Study

Transforming Global-Scale Development Operations with Human Rights Watch

Fundraising Systems & Analytics Team Reorganization (2023)

HRW worked with Justin to transform their Development Operations team roles and structures, for the purpose of aligning them with its new global fundraising staffing model; streamlining cross-team collaboration; optimizing HRW’s fundraising systems and business processes for future growth; and enabling data-driven decision making.

Upcoming Events

Harnessing Data: Analytics and Insights for Nonprofits

September 27, 2023 @ 12pm ET
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Justin will be joined by other nonprofit data experts to explore how analytics and insights can drive organizational effectiveness, program impact, and fundraising success.

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Stretch and Strengthen: Strategies for Building a Flexible and Agile Nonprofit

October 18, 2023 @ 12pm ET
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Simone will join a panel of nonprofit consultants to dig into approaches for management, technology, and innovation that can keep nonprofits nimble and responsive to emerging trends.

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