Client Partners

Leaders and organizations seek our guidance in navigating complexity, offering clarity, and enabling them to drive social impact that is bold, data-informed, strategically aligned, and rooted in values. Since 2011, we have worked with more than 400 nonprofit organizations, foundations, philanthropists, public agencies, and socially-minded businesses across our full spectrum of services. Here are just some of the groups we've partnered with:

Strategic Planning


American Political Science Association

Amity Foundation

Baptist Women in Ministry

Center for Land-Based Learning

City of Santa Rosa

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Greater DC Diaper Bank

Hadassah Foundation

Improve Your Tomorrow

James Beard Foundation

Jewish Multiracial Network

Monarch School

Moving Traditions

Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation

National Alianza for Youth Justice

National Association for Media Literacy Education

Oakland Zoo

Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership

Project Attain!

Reconstructing Judaism

Resetting the Table

San Francisco Unified School District

Teach Access

Urban Charter Schools Collective

Vibrant Pittsburgh

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Research & Evaluation

City of Sacramento

Climate Critical

Diane and Guilford Glazer Philanthropies

Democracy Fund Voice

East Bay Meditation Center

Jim Joseph Foundation

Jewish Funders Network

Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

Knight Foundation

Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation

NDN Collective

National Employment Law Project

New Pluralists Collaborative


ReadySetExcel Inc

Repair the World

Teach Access

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

The Rippel Foundation

Leadership Development

916 Ink

California Charter School Association

California State University, Sacramento

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership

Health Education Council

Native Movement

NDN Collective

NEST Health

One America Movement

Pacific Pension Institute

The Breakthrough Institute

Third Way

Tiwahe Foundation

US Patent & Trademark Office


Convening Design / Facilitation

American Foundation for the Blind

Asian Health Services

California Council on Science and Technology

California Stewardship Network

Creative Sonoma

Jewish Funders Network

NEC Society

Patriots & Pragmatists

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Safety Respect Equity Network

Sierra Health Foundation

Solano Coalition for Better Health

Yolo Community Foundation

Business Planning

Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists


Los Angeles Philharmonic

NDN Collective

Population Change Institute

Starfish Institute

The Jewish Federations of North America

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Culture Planning

70 Faces Media

Helen Diller Family Foundation

Improve Your Tomorrow

Leading Edge

Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation

Pacific Pension Institute

The Koret Foundation

Strategic Advising

Democracy Fund

JCC Houston

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

John Pritzker Family Fund

Mulvaney Mental Health Project

Mutual Housing CA

Pritzker Innovation Fund


San Francisco Unified School District

Silicon Valley PTO

Square Root Academy

Philanthropic Management

Arkay Foundation

eBay Foundation

Golden 1 Credit Union

Helaine Edgar Opportunity Foundation

Marconi Society

Penney Family Fund

Skees Family Foundation

Fundraising Strategy

Give Us The Floor

Lemo Foundation

Maidu Summit Consortium

Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership

Teach Access

The Breakthrough Institute

The Teaching Well

Program Design

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Hillel International

Jim Joseph Foundation


Leading Edge

Rose Community Foundation

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Schusterman Foundation

Proven Expertise

See what leaders from nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations with a social mission say about working with our team.

"Our partnership with Third Plateau helped us create a framework from which we could revise the fund’s mission in response to the current social, political, and economic issues impacting the communities we support."


Luisa Adrianzen Guyer

President, Penney Family Fund

"Third Plateau have been indispensable over the past five years in rallying an ever-more vibrant network of advocates, commentators, scholars, NGO leaders, funders, and politicos who are committed to working on a transpartisan basis to strengthen U.S. democracy."


Daniel Stid

Former Director of U.S. Democracy Program, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

"Since I began working with Third Plateau, I’ve gained a level of strategic clarity about my philanthropy that I couldn’t have imagined."


Rachel Pritzker

President & Founder, Pritzker Innovation Fund

More Service Areas

We offer a full suite of services that support you from ideation to execution.

Reach out to discuss how we can help you more effectively drive social impact.