We combine our passion for impact with our experience, strategic perspective, and analytic abilities to deliver solutions in six areas.
More than ‘expert-driven’ consulting, Cicero first seeks to understand what our clients want to achieve. Then we work with them to collect data and conduct rigorous analysis to develop, refine, and implement strategies that maximize beneficiary impact, donor engagement, and organizational alignment.
We work with clients to specify first how you want measurement to help you succeed. With that in mind, we explore the tradeoffs among different measurement approaches to find the right balance between rigor, feasibility, efficiency, and value. Finally, we help collect and analyze the right data in the right ways at the right time—to help you know both what impact you are are having and what can be improved.
Charting a course and measuring progress is hard enough. Building, maintaining, and increasing the organization’s capacity and performance is even harder. We are experts in developing processes, incentives, and capabilities to ensure every part of the organization is aligned with the ultimate mission.
At the end of the day, impact in the social sector depends heavily on the abilities of the people who do the work—from the board to the executive director to the front line. We use proven techniques in leadership development, experiential learning, and organizational behavior to help individuals and teams maximize their capacity for impact.
There is an ever-growing recognition that addressing complex problems in society requires alignment among a variety of funders, policymakers, service providers, and market actors. And while the promise of collective impact is real, making it a reality is hard. We work with entire communities to gather a fact base, build alignment around outcomes, explore solutions, and develop a coordinated infrastructure to pull off the impossible—together.
Like it or not, nonprofit fundraising is competitive. Maintaining an edge with current and potential donors requires engaging them on an individual level. Insights gained from our cutting edge analytics capabilities allow you to do just that, effectively identifying, understanding, and connecting with different groups of donors in customized, compelling ways.