InvestED was in a development staff transition and needed an innovative development plan to engage their board and raise critical funds. We stepped in to support their development department, keep their grant program running, and build board capacity.
It was efficient and effective to have a team of three members from The Ostara Group available as we assessed our situation during a period of transition and created a strategy for moving our organization to the next level. Each played a different and important role.
As the executive director of a small organization it was especially helpful for me to have an experienced senior consultant like Kelly provide guidance and feedback on our proposed organizational strategy one-on-one.
Natalia served as our interim development director and hit the ground running. She worked with us to create systems to strategically carry out our plan, measure our progress, and establish goals for improvement. And she was great fun to have in the office.
Ali took the time to understand the unique features of InvestED's program so that her writing came from a place of conviction in InvestED's immediate impact in helping students stay in school. As a busy executive director, I appreciate that she brings discipline to the process of strategic grant submission. She is a gifted writer.
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