Strategic Thinking

I have collaborated with Laura on many projects and I am continually impressed by her strategic approach to issues and ideas, her ability to get to the core of an idea quickly and thoughtfully, and the extraordinary quality and clarity of her writing… Laura is a seasoned, experienced nonprofit consultant who creates a highly personalized and productive relationship with her clients.

 

Debra Montanino
Chief Strategy Officer, Communities In Schools

Navigating through change

Laura provided wise and calm guidance through crucial strategic planning for our nonprofit. Her knowledgeable work and help made the difference to our organization’s growth and success at all levels.

 

Marianna Koval
former Executive Director, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Developing the Organization

The Quilt Alliance would not be where it is today without Laura.  I learned so much from working with her on every aspect of developing the organization.  I love her gentle, yet strong and intelligent style, and her keen mind when figuring out challenging organizational issues.  My frequent contact with her over a dozen years was always rewarding and guided by mutual respect.

Shelly Zegart, Founder
Alliance for American Quilts

Focused, Engaged and Productive

It was a pleasure to work with WolfBrown on New York City Center’s strategic plan.  The strategic planning project took place during a period of enormous change for us.  Our goal was to complete a $75 million capital campaign and a major renovation while we launched a long range strategic plan and created a new visual identity.  Laura Mandeles was the lead consultant on the project.  She was terrific at keeping City Center’s senior staff and Board focused, engaged and productive.  Her ability to take fractured ideas as they emerged and put them into the context of the larger plan enabled us to create a document that we are confident will move New York City Center successfully into the future.

Hawley Abelow, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
New York City Center

Invaluable Counsel

Laura Mandeles and Bill Keens provided invaluable counsel throughout the ten years of LINC’s work.  KMY’s background in strategic planning and documentation underlies a unique ability to elegantly move ideas from the conceptual to the pragmatic—with a highly collaborative and intuitive style.  We were grateful for their finesse in imagining big ideas and positioning them to inspire a wide array of stakeholders.

Judilee Reed, Program Director, Thriving Cultures
Surdna Foundation

Experienced Nonprofit Consultant

I have collaborated with Laura Lewis Mandeles on many projects over the past decade, including development assessments, feasibility studies, case development, and proposal writing. I am continually impressed by her strategic approach to issues and ideas, her ability to get to the core of an idea quickly and thoughtfully, the extraordinary quality and clarity of her writing, and the speed at which she can produce excellent work. Laura is a seasoned, experienced nonprofit consultant who creates a highly personalized and productive relationship with her clients. I can recommend KMY unequivocally.

Debra Montanino, Chief Development Officer
Communities in Schools

Strategic Planning

Laura provided wise and calm guidance through crucial strategic planning for our nonprofit. Her knowledgeable work and help made the difference to our organization's growth and success, at all levels. With a clear strategic plan, our organization was instrumental in the creation of a new $400 million waterfront park in New York City. I cannot rave enough!

Marianna Koval, former Executive Director
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy