"Our organization was at a significant inflection point in our history and our industry is undergoing tremendous changes. We needed a sure-footed guide through the strategic planning process, and Leslie was the perfect fit. She introduced us to concepts and a framework that moved us through useful discussions to an equally useful outcome, an ambitious but realistic, actionable and measurable plan. The bigger bang was the entire facilitation where Leslie engaged our Board in the process and effectively coached us to resolution when needed. Thanks to this process, the entire group is committed and excited about putting our plan into action. Leslie adapted her approach to support our needs, and her strong nonprofit experience and keen thinking showed throughout the process."
Jeaneen Zappa Executive Director
“Bonner Consulting helped to guide and challenge The Neighborhood Academy in the development of a strategic plan. The structure and process we followed under their direction was given high praise by the board of directors and senior staff because we all understood from the very beginning what we were trying to accomplish, and how we were going to get there. The end product of this process was a very concise set of Strategic Priorities to guide TNA for the next 3 years, which were supported and quickly approved by the board of directors. Leslie is a very good facilitator with terrific communications skills. The importance and value of the extensive Report of Finding, the Organization Overview and the Board Retreat prepared and facilitated by Bonner Consulting cannot be overstated. It was a turning point for TNA board and senior staff to see an unvarnished picture of the school through the eyes of our stakeholders as well as the important metrics by which we should be measuring success."
Mark Kutzrock, Former President
The Neighborhood Academy
"Bonner Consulting have become the new leading experts in nonprofit consulting in the Pittsburgh area. They have done a thorough job in helping us transition after a merger and acquisition—addressing all the aspects of the acquisition of properties and the merger of the staff, residents, and programs. Additionally, they continue to work with administrative and board structure to help the stakeholders shape a sustainable, solid foundation to support the emerged entity. We couldn’t have done this without them.”
Joann Cyganovich, Executive Director
“Working with Leslie and Kate is not for a group that wants their consultants to “rubber stamp” their efforts. They will challenge your preconceived ideas and nudge you to discover a new and better way forward. I’ve had the opportunity to work with BonnerSphar twice and each time ended up with the best possible strategic plan. Both Leslie and Kate bring their practical knowledge honed over years to the process while always being open to new and creative solutions. In short, their work with me on strategic planning, assistance with transitioning my organization and their coaching is second to none!
Nathan Mains, Executive Director
PA School Boards Association
“The FracTracker Alliance is a complex organization but Bonner Consulting was up to the challenge and expertly guided the development of our first strategic plan. Kate and Leslie – the dynamic duo - were consistently proactive, attentive, and accessible. They listened, offered experienced insights, and produced written tools and succinct documents that will help us thrive. We couldn’t have picked a better consulting firm to meet our needs! “
Brook Lenker, Executive Director
The FracTracker Alliance
“Bonner Consulting conducted an engaging and critically constructive planning process. Their style is direct but empathetic, honest and thought provoking. A high expectation for forward thinking is established early in the process. The finished product is a completed plan that exudes excitement, confidence and a strong sense of control over the future direction of the organization.”
Christine Michaels, Executive Director
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania