Strategy, research, and leadership development services for nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations with a social mission
Partner for Impact
We believe that social sector organizations and leaders cannot and should not work in isolation. Our expertise and experience from across sectors helps you better understand yourself and your organization by diagnosing both known and unknown challenges and identifying assets and opportunities.
Once problems are understood, our multidisciplinary team of strategists, researchers, and coaches work with you and your stakeholders to marry visionary thinking with practical, data-informed strategies to bring your vision to life.
Working with both nonprofits and funders enables us to bring expertise and a diverse array of perspectives and services under one roof.
Gain a Co-Conspirator and Confidant
Work with a trusted partner that is rooting for your success.
Leverage Our Research, Expertise, & Network
We integrate research and learning into everything we do to ensure our work with you is data-driven, impact-focused, and adaptive to evolving knowledge and information. We weave together seemingly disparate threads to create opportunities for you to learn from and with other ideas and leaders in our network.
Invest in Your Leaders
We support the people on your team, not just the work, helping them better understand themselves and their leadership style so they can more fully and sustainably show up to drive impact.
We offer a full suite of services that support you from ideation to execution.
Organizational Strategy & Support
Execute more effectively and strategically on your day-to-day work and long-term planning through our bespoke services designed as discrete engagements or ongoing support.Learn More
Engage your emerging and executive leaders to enable teams to be clear, confident, and effective on their journeys to create change through our leadership development practice.Learn More
See what leaders from nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations with a social mission say about working with our team.
"Third Plateau partnered with us to design and carry out a rigorous, robust program evaluation, giving us actionable information about what we could celebrate, where we might improve, and changes we might make to deepen participant and partner experience."
Kate Belza O’Bannon
Chief Strategy Officer, Repair the World
"I have truly benefitted from the dynamic professional coaching provided by Third Plateau, which has helped me develop and strengthen my emotional intelligence and self-awareness as a leader, as well as hone the management of my team which includes complicated interpersonal relationships."
Lionel C. Johnson
President, Pacific Pension Institute
"After our work with Third Plateau, we really ramped up our ability to expand organizational capacity, moving from just one part-time paid employee to two full-time employees and are about to hire a third."
Executive Director, Teach Access
"Third Plateau provided a safe space for me to think creatively and expansively as a social entrepreneur. They asked me the hard questions that helped me refine my idea and articulate the change I wanted to see in the world in a way that it could be shared with others. The business plan we created was catalytic for our work, capturing our strategy to disrupt the way philanthropy relates to and invests in Indigenous Peoples and serving as a tool for us to attract significant investment.”
President & CEO, NDN Collective
"The landscape research and stakeholder interviews Third Plateau conducted created an evidence base for our idea, giving us confidence that our services were being responsive to real gaps and needs in the field."
Managing Director, Population Change Institute
"Over the past six years, Third Plateau has partnered with us to deepen our impact and expand our reach. When we started working together, IYT served 700 young men of color in 7 schools. Today, we serve 4,000 in 63 schools across seven counties. Their team has guided us at each transitional point, working side by side to help plan, build, and problem solve. They are the best social impact consultants in the world!"
Co-Founder & CEO, Improve Your Tomorrow
We are honored to work with nonprofits from across the social impact sector.