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and foundations by improving their
AchieveMission is the only nonprofit consulting firm that brings together experience
in the nonprofit sector, talent and performance management and technology
Executive Vice President for Human Resources,
Los Angeles Urban League
In 20 years working as an employment attorney and senior HR executive I have never worked with a team that combined world-class strategic talent and performance management capabilities with
such a deft ability to work with a nonprofit organization. Plus, they're a joy to work with.
Dedicated to strengthening nonprofits and foundations by improving their ability to effectively transform strategy into tangible mission results
February 6, 2013
With the addition of the newest cohort, Talent Initiative’s alumni and current participants include four winners of the Fast Company/Monitor Social Capitalist Award, three Social Innovation Fund recipients, four organizations led by Ashoka Fellows or Skoll Social Entrepreneurs, and two named by the Nonprofit Times as among the 50 Best Places to Work in the nonprofit sector. “These outstanding organizations are among the most innovative and highest-impact nonprofits in the country. Their work with AchieveMission is another indicator that the sector is increasingly recognizing the importance of leadership and talent to achieving social impact,” said James Shepard, AchieveMission’s CEO and Founder.
January 15, 2013
Please join us to learn how leaders from high-impact nonprofits have adopted highly effective leadership development practices, resulting in increased impact, greater sustainability, and lower costs. Deb DeSantis, President and CEO of Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and Stephanie Harms, Chief of Staff at CSH join James Shepard, AchieveMission’s CEO and Founder, at this complimentary webinar as part of our series on leadership development & talent management best practices.
January 7, 2013
Now in its fourth cohort, Talent Initiative is a proven high impact solution for nonprofits that are at a point of inflection characterized by rapid growth or change. We have space available for between five and eight outstanding nonprofits that see the important role that leadership and human capital management capabilities will play in allowing them to effectively implement their strategic plans.
September 24, 2012
Join us on November 8 at 10:00 am Pacific Time (1:00 Eastern) and hear from two nationally recognized nonprofits that have used leadership development and talent management best practices to increase their social impact. Rich Berlin, Executive Director of Harlem RBI (one of the Nonprofit Times' top-50 nonprofits to work for in the U.S.) and Christa Roth, Director of Talent at BUILD, are joined by James Shepard, CEO and Founder of AchieveMission. At this webinar, produced in cooperation with Blue Avocado, you will learn steps you can take today to strengthen your nonprofit, and gain access to valuable templates and tools. Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now.
August 28, 2012
Emerging Practioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), an affinity group of the Council on Foundations, today released a case study on the impact the Corporation for Supportive Housing achieving through its enrollment in AchieveMission's Talent Initiative program. The program, made available with key support from the Kresge Foundation, provides a way for foundation's to not just invest in the development of individual leaders but to build leadership development capabilities into an organization's DNA. Said, Caroline Altman Smith of the Kresge Foundation, "This is a way to support the growth and development of our grantees. AchieveMission’s efforts will strengthen them and make them more sustainable... It’s also been exciting for us to join with other funders, like W.K. Kellogg Foundation, [that] are committed to these same issues.”
July 19, 2012
Seeking five to eight outstanding nonprofits that are each seeking to rapidly increase its impact via growth or dramatic strategic change that want to make significant investments in its leadership and human capital management capabilities.
March 27, 2012
"Having this internationally recognized expert in leadership development, talent management and succession choose to join our team both strengthens our ability to help our clients, and testifies to the strength of our approach", said AchieveMission, CEO and Founder, James Shepard.
January 16, 2012
Seeking seven outstanding nonprofits that are each seeking to rapidly increase its impact via growth or dramatic strategic change that want to make significant investments in its leadership and human capital management capabilities.
January 12, 2012
The application and selection of these organizations through a competitive RFP process signals that each is dedicated to building the leadership and human capital management capabilities needed to realize its expansive strategic goals.
January 11, 2012
Addition of these internationally recognized authorities in leadership and human capital management both builds, and reflects, AchieveMission’s growing capabilities to transform the nonprofit sector’s perception and practice of human capital management.
November 15, 2011
July 11, 2011
Positive evaluations lead to targeted program improvements and a search for six additional nonprofits that can most benefit from this highly innovative program.
July 1, 2011
With this merger, the newly strengthened AchieveMission provides the most complete suite of services to help high impact nonprofits and foundations strengthen their strategic human capital management capacity.
Learn About our Growing Team
STAFF: Mike Markovits, Partner. Most recently Vice President, Business and Technical Leadership, IBM
STAFF: Joanne Rencher, Consultant. Fomerly, Chief People Officer, American Red Cross, NY
ADVISORY BOARD: James Baron, Professor of Management, Yale School of Management, co-author Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers