Matt Visser

Senior Consultant


Clarifying Organizational Purpose through Strategic Visioning

As a leader, you face the immense challenge of managing the many demands of running an organization with limited time and resources. This reality makes it difficult to work on long-term vision. I can help you and your organization gain renewed clarity of purpose through strategic visioning for the future. The process requires leaders to engage their constituents in new ways and be open to surprises and opportunities. In the end, leaders gain confidence in the direction and purpose of their work and what is required to move forward together.

Building Financial Sustainability through Fundraising and Development

Raising money can be challenging and stressful for leaders and organizations. With seemingly scarce resources and endless need, it feels daunting to build sustainable funding streams to fuel your mission. I can help you build an authentic fundraising movement that deepens donor relationships and capitalizes on the unique strengths of your organization. The process isn’t always easy and requires a willingness for you to face your fears about fundraising. In the end, you will gain a clearer vision for how authentic development efforts can transform your organization and generate the sustained resources to further your mission.

Deepening Organizational Relationships through Discovery and Stakeholder Engagement

Finding time as a leader today is challenging and often seems to be near impossible. When your time is scarce, the idea of slowing down and listening is stressful. I can help you pause in order to intentionally listen to your stakeholders through a process of discovery. The Discovery process will change your perspective, realign your time and resources, and deepen your relationships with your staff, board, supporters, and community. Listening requires an openness to learning alongside your stakeholders yet produces amazing insights and clarity that can propel your mission toward a vibrant future.

Strengthening Leadership Capacity through Personal and Team Development

It can be difficult to build a cohesive team that engages all members and integrates the strengths of each person. Often times, staff transitions can make it difficult to build the continuity needed to grow momentum. I can help grow team cohesion and leadership capacity through aligning the strengths of each team member with the right roles. The process requires openness and trust from the team and a willingness to reflect and grow as leaders. As a result, your team gains clarity of their unique roles and a renewed energy to accomplish a shared purpose.



Leadership within your organizations is complex and ever-changing. My greatest joy is empowering you as an adaptive leader to tackle complex problems to build a healthy organizational ecosystem. I have invested nearly 20 years in growing nonprofit organizations in higher education, nonprofit fundraising, and educational innovation. I view my work with clients as creating transformative partnerships with the goal of discovering creative solutions together to the real challenges in your path. In my relationships with leaders, I seek to be a genuine and calming presence that walks alongside you as you build a clear pathway toward a vibrant future. 

The work a process consulting is personal and based on building trusting and collaborative relationships. Let's start a conversation to discover together the ways I can support you and your organization. 

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