Ann Donner has a passion for helping organizations realize their great ideas. She harnesses an organization’s ambition and works collaboratively to take their projects to the next level.
Take Your ORGANIZATION To New Heights
DEVELOP, REFINE and IMPLEMENT
Optimize Your Impact
An accomplished strategist and facilitator, Ann has extensive experience working with organizations with complex and unique initiatives and missions.
What We Do
- Organization assessment
- Program evaluation
- Strategic planning
- Program design
- Capacity building
- Feasibility assessment
- Facilitated dialogue
- Project management
- Program implementation
- Advisor to senior leaders and Boards of Directors
We Work With:
Nonprofits & NGOs
Community and economic development organizations, nonprofits focusing on education, arts and culture, civic issues, advocacy, health care, and human services
State and local agencies
Community foundations, grantmaking nonprofit organizations, private and corporate foundations
Trade and professional associations
What We Can Do For You
- Evaluate and assess your organization and generate practical, strategic solutions to enhance both operations and impact
- Facilitate important conversations among critical stakeholders including: staff, board, and constituents
- Map a comprehensive plan for implementation with key indicators and outcomes
- Provide ongoing counsel on management, strategy, and governance
Ann has over 25 years’ experience leading and managing strategic initiatives in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. She has held leadership positions with government, civic, health care, and business organizations. A skilled strategist and facilitator, Ann has the ability to uncover and inspire creative approaches and a talent for bringing stakeholders with disparate interests and viewpoints together to focus on a common goal.
Over her career, Ann has leveraged investment in critical urban development and transportation projects and raised significant resources for a wide variety of initiatives and organizations. Collaborating with a broad range of constituencies, she has promoted new models for consensus building, increased the effectiveness and profile of numerous organizations, and influenced the design and programming of important public spaces.
Ann is the former executive director of two nonprofit organizations and has served on the boards of several others; she has also served on the City of Boston Employment Commission. She is an Associate Program Director for Common Purpose, a global organization devoted to developing leaders who can cross boundaries.
I often compare the dynamic of boards to family gatherings. We anticipate certain rituals and predictable behavior from our relatives, good and bad, and we return year after year out of duty, love, or both. A board of directors is similar; it can also fall into...