In 2003, Barbara Krasne and Judith Plows recognized an opportunity to strengthen nonprofits and foundations by adapting and applying best practices from the business world. We jointly founded KrasnePlows to help organizations better fulfill their missions and use their resources more effectively.

Over the years we have specialized in guiding mergers and partnerships, planning and restructuring, and leadership development and transitions for organizations across the programmatic spectrum. Today, we continue to help our clients address their challenges and explore exciting new opportunities to serve their communities. We are proud to have worked with over 200 national and international nonprofits, foundations and funders.

 
 
 
 
 

Approach

We designed our approach to efficiently and meaningfully resolve the challenges our clients face or the opportunities they wish to explore. We look at organizations holistically, ask difficult questions and employ rigorous analytical frameworks to fully understand a problem or possibility. Working in active partnership with our clients, we define a realistic action plan, what we call a “roadmap”, uniquely constructed to meet their objectives. Always focused on achieving maximum impact and the desired results, we remain involved in our engagement until our clients are comfortably carrying out their plan and beginning to achieve their strategic goals. 

 
 
 
 
 

Team

Over time, we have built an exceptional team of thoughtful, collaborative and intelligent individuals. Our extensive and diverse backgrounds, which encompass experience at all professional levels and across industries, allow us to examine a problem from multiple perspectives. Small and nimble, we become part of our clients’ teams and share in the responsibilities and triumphs of a project. Leveraging our skills and passion, our clients overcome even the most difficult and intimidating challenges.

 
 
 
 
 

Partners

Our partners share our values - rigorous, collaborative and client-first oriented – and augment our own nonprofit, for-profit and board experience to ensure we provide the highest quality service while maintaining the personal touch characteristic of a boutique consulting firm.

The Kavelman Group Philanthropic Advisors LLC
Tarn Consulting