We’re strategic advisors on a mission to help nonprofits move mountains.

Prosper Strategies exists to help you make your vision a reality.

Your organization has a meaningful mission. You’re working to improve literacy, end hunger, fight for social justice, or simply make the world a better place. But to make that mission a reality, you need to find your focus, build sound strategies, master marketing and fundraising, get everyone on your team moving forward in the same direction, measure the results of your  work, and optimize your efforts according to what you learn.

Enter: Prosper Strategies.

Prosper Strategies is a nonprofit consulting firm on a mission to build a more effective and impactful social sector.

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Clients past and present

The Team

  • Alyssa Conrardy Co-Founder and President

    As the president and co-founder of Prosper Strategies, Alyssa Conrardy is on a mission to help nonprofits realize the full potential of strategy so that the nonprofit sector can realize its full potential to change the world. Alyssa is recognized as an expert by nonprofits across the country thanks to her ability to lead strategy, fundraising, marketing and communications projects that advance nonprofit missions and drive social change.

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  • Lindsay Mullen Co-Founder and CEO

    Lindsay Mullen is co-founder and CEO of Prosper Strategies, the leading consultancy for nonprofits, where she brings strategic vision and a growth mindset to the firm, its clients and their missions. Over the last decade, Lindsay has worked with nonprofits and foundations that are committed to solving some of our country’s and the world’s greatest challenges in the areas of education, environment, healthcare, homelessness, workforce development, social services and more.

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  • Rachel Cali Director of Operations

    As the Director of Operations at Prosper Strategies, Rachel is responsible for optimizing the work we do for our clients and ensuring delivery of the highest quality product across all projects.

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  • Katie Nuckolls Director of Strategy

    As the Director of Strategy at Prosper Strategies, Katie is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of strategies that help nonprofits exceed their organizational goals.

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  • Matthew Brett Creative Director

    Matthew Brett serves as Creative Director on many of our client engagements through a strategic alliance with Prosper Strategies. In addition to his work with Prosper, Matthew founded Substance Strategic Visual Communication in 2005.

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  • Walker Post Social Impact Consultant

    As a Social Impact Consultant at Prosper Strategies, Walker develops and implements high-level strategies that help nonprofits reach peak influence. He helps organizations achieve their goals through marketing and communications planning, brand strategy and identity development, impact measurement, fundraising and more.

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The Prosper Strategies Advisory Board

  • Valentina Texera Parissi, President & CEO, Great Books Foundation
    Valentina Texera Parissi, President & CEO, Great Books Foundation
  • Greg Goldner, CEO, Resolute Consulting
    Greg Goldner, CEO, Resolute Consulting
  • Danielle Veira, Director of Communications and Engagement, A Better Chicago
    Danielle Veira, Director of Communications and Engagement, A Better Chicago
  • Alida Miranda-Wolff, CEO, Ethos
    Alida Miranda-Wolff, CEO, Ethos
  • Noreen Castor, Manager – Network Fundraising Services, Feeding America
    Noreen Castor, Manager – Network Fundraising Services, Feeding America
  • Nancy Goldstein, Director of Strategy and Insights, The Connell Group
    Nancy Goldstein, Director of Strategy and Insights, The Connell Group
  • Jeff Vandeleest, President & CEO, Family Services of NE Wisconsin
    Jeff Vandeleest, President & CEO, Family Services of NE Wisconsin

How We're Different

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Other consulting firms like to spend six months building a strategic plan, shake up your organization, and then leave you to deal with the aftermath. Not Prosper Strategies.

We’ve developed our Nonprofit Impact System™ as a response to this irresponsible business practice that leaves nonprofits spending valuable funds on strategic work they’ll never actually implement. We work with nonprofits across the four areas they need to master to be effective and impactful: Focus, Strategy, People, and Progress. Of these, the area that most consulting firms are afraid to touch is progress, and this is where we thrive. 

 

For us, Progress means helping you put the systems and processes in place that ensure everyone on your team is moving your organization’s goals forward every single day. It also means holding your organization accountable to the people and communities you serve, and developing a shared Nonprofit Impact Dashboard™ through which you will measure and share the results of your work in real time.

Prosper Strategies is also differentiated by our marketing and communications background. We started as a nonprofit marketing and communications firm, and those roots still run deep. We believe this is important, because even the smartest strategies will fail if you can’t reach and engage your stakeholders in your work.

Prosper Gives Back

We’re a small company, but there is nothing that drives us more than our desire to give back and use our business as a force for good. That’s why we donate over 350 hours of time each year to organizations we care about through pro bono work, board involvement and Prosper Volunteer Days, where our team volunteers in the community together. 

Our team has selected Lakeview Pantry and Open Books as our two partners for Prosper Volunteer Days, so you might see us out in the community stocking pantry shelves and helping kids develop reading and creative writing skills (say hi!). In summer 2020, we plan to transition our company-sponsored volunteering to a partnership with My Block, My Hood, My City. Stay tuned for more details. 

Careers with Prosper Strategies

We’re always interested in connecting with talented professionals who want to make a difference. Those who have succeeded in business consulting, marketing and fundraising agency and nonprofit leadership roles typically do well at Prosper Strategies. Our impactful clients, generous benefits (including one day of paid time off a quarter to volunteer and paid sabbaticals after five years), quirky company culture, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion make Prosper Strategies a great place to build a career.

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