At Beth Saunders Associates, it’s our mission to make your mission happen – easier.
Nonprofits are doing a LOT of important work and data collection. They are also in constant “go mode” making it hard to look up, stay on a strategic path, and increase their impact.
That is why we developed MapMoveMeasure™ – a pragmatic and strategic framework that makes it easier for nonprofit leaders to develop longer-term, mutually rewarding relationships with supporters willing to contribute more time, money, and skills so they can make your nonprofit’s mission happen.
Meet our Founder, Beth.
Beth is passionate about making missions happen and believes meaningful human connection is the key to achieving positive change in the world.
She helps nonprofit leaders connect people and programs to mission and goals by harnessing their expertise and tapping their data. Her MapMoveMeasure™ framework is a guide for elevating stewardship and developing longer-term relationships with supporters – donors, volunteers, advocates, board members.
Beth’s clients have said that working with her is not just typical project work with a fixed scope. It’s a process that introduces a new way of thinking about their work.
Beth’s consulting practice reflects her life experience and her approach mirrors her own way of learning. Studying abroad in college, earning her MBA, taking a mid-career detour to volunteer and travel in South America, leaving her corporate job to become an AmeriCorps VISTA and ultimately leading her own consulting practice have contributed to Beth’s passion for making the complex simple and the very lofty tangible.
Beyond strategic planning for nonprofits
Beth Saunders Associates – a trusted network of expert consultants
True to her passion for meaningful connection, Beth has cultivated long-term relationships with other expert consultants. Through this network of trusted colleagues, she brings the team your situation requires.
We are goals-oriented
We are always looking up. We approach the task at hand by asking ‘what are we trying to achieve?’ in our quest to find the right solution.
We communicate with transparency
We say it like it is. We let you know what we believe you need, not just what you want to hear.
We work within your means (and ours)
We offer our best effort (applied experience and expertise) to provide the most with what you have (people, budget, time).
We make it tangible
We believe in keeping it simple — achieving goals is within reach and the process doesn’t have to be overbearing and complex. We focus on what adds the most value for the situation you’re in, nothing more and nothing less.
We work collaboratively
Whether it is within our own team or with yours, we arrive at decisions through conversation that considers all perspectives.
Beth worked with us to develop a vision, which was surprisingly difficult. She was really good at getting us to answers. It was an interesting process that challenged us to ask what our organization is doing in our community. We started to understand how to make this lofty thing tangible — how we take our vision and design programs that help us make it real.
Working with Beth helped us move from being operations and events focused to crafting our first vision statement with true strategic goals. Now we have our north star and a roadmap that centers us on community and member engagement.
Beth has a way of being professional without being overly formal, so she creates a relaxed atmosphere where you can have normal, human conversations. She jokes around, and does so in a way that allows us to be at ease with who we are as people. …She’s simply one of the easiest people to talk to.
“We came out of there with a mission statement, a vision statement, a five-year strategy, and the three primary buckets where we could categorize the work that we wanted to do.”
…it was unlike any other work around member engagement they had ever done—and, of course, it transformed Co-op Food Stores in a holistic way.
“After thinking critically about the engagement pyramid… I became more confident in asking volunteers to move along their journey.”
3 Steps to Work with Us
Schedule an intro call
You’ll tell us about your current challenges, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll confirm what tools you have and which are needed.
Customize the approach
Together, we’ll determine the best approach for applying MapMoveMeasure™ within your organization.
Get to work!
We sign off, schedule our kick-off, and roll up our sleeves to create your custom MapMoveMeasure™ framework.
Ready to raise more money, recruit and retain more volunteers, and energize your board?
Unlock your data’s potential, unleash your expertise, and create journeys that increase supporter engagement.
Schedule a free intro call now.