Helping philanthropic organizations thrive. 


    Who We Are

    Sutherland Strategies, LLC specializes in organizational strategy and development for philanthropic organizations, providing comprehensive consulting services to community and private foundations of all sizes, as well as larger regional, national and international nonprofit organizations.
    Our firm's extensive experience in foundation and nonprofit leadership and organizational development helps our clients solve complex challenges and achieve greater impact. Our results-oriented approach is highly customized and flexible to meet the unique needs of each organization and the community it serves.

    Our Services

    Working collaboratively with Board members and staff, we have provided consulting services to nearly 175 nonprofit and foundation clients and more than 100 community foundations.


    "The depth and breadth of community foundation knowledge that the team at Sutherland Strategies demonstrates is unparalleled in my experience. Not only do they know the community foundation field well, they are highly skilled in organizational development and deliver on objectives with professionalism, expertise and warmth.”

    Shelley Hoss

    President, Orange County Community Foundation

    "Sutherland Strategies helped the Community Foundation of Greater Flint develop an equity-focused strategic plan by engaging the hearts and minds of trustees and other stakeholders. Their work is exemplary, executed with a wealth of understanding and foresight regarding the field of philanthropy. 

    Isaiah M. Oliver, President and CEO | George Wilkinson, Board Chair

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint

    "The Sutherland Strategies team did a superb job in guiding the strategic planning process for our community foundation. The fact that they have deep experience with community foundations made all the difference."

    Deborah Onslow

    Former Board Chair, Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

    "Both my board and the Women's Foundation board think you walk on water. Last night we had the Board Invitational and EVERYONE was talking about what a great job you did and how excited they are and loved your knowledge of trends. I think this could result in an annual visit to us! THANK YOU for helping to move both boards forward.”

    Eileen Connolly-Keesler

    President/CEO, Community Foundation of Collier County