• "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. Chris and the team stay ahead of deadlines and hold organizations accountable to do the same."

      Isaiah M. Oliver, President and CEOGeorge Wilkinson, Board ChairCommunity Foundation of Greater Flint

    • “Sutherland Strategies has helped transform the Baltimore Community Foundation and, through the bold and visionary, yet simple and clear strategic plan they helped create, given BCF the opportunity to play a real role in transforming Baltimore. Their thoughtful support far exceeded our expectations... simply put, all who love BCF and Baltimore are excited by this plan; we would not be there without Sutherland Strategies' insight, knowledge and guidance."

      Tom WilcoxFormer President, Baltimore Community Foundation

    • "Sutherland Strategies has an uncommon gift for taking things that are complicated and making them easier to understand."

      Terence MulliganPresident, Napa Valley Community Foundation

    • "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 OnslowFormer Board Chair, Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

    • "I wanted to say thanks again for your incredible work to lead a productive, thoughtful, and fun retreat. We are so lucky to have worked with you for this retreat and over the last year."

      Maggie CroushoreDirector of Operations, Oakland Promise

    • "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 in the field. I think this could result in an annual visit to us! THANK YOU for helping to move both boards forward.”

      Eileen Connolly-KeeslerPresident/CEO, Community Foundation of Collier County

    • "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 HossPresident, Orange County Community Foundation

    • "Sutherland Strategies was pivotal to the successful creation and launch of the Bermuda Community Foundation. Their deep knowledge of the community foundation field and their superb facilitation skills helped us navigate every aspect of starting BCF, from board governance to a strategic plan to the staffing structure. I hope we have the opportunity to work with them again."

      Peter DurhagerFounding Board Chair, Bermuda Community Foundation

    • "Sutherland Strategies demonstrated an uncanny ability to engage at both the strategic and tactical levels. Sometimes external consultants can be aggressive - disrupting the natural flow - or passive. They have a clear talent for striking just the right balance, drawing out the thinking of the group. We greatly appreciated their skills and insights, and would consider using them again to advance our work."

      Jennifer MeehanFormer CEO, Asia Region, Grameen Foundation

    • "Frankly, you, Sutherland Strategies, have made me rethink my long-standing ambivalence toward these processes. Let's do another!"

      Dan BaldwinPresident/CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County