Welcome to Trellis, your partners in stabilizing, strengthening, and scaling nonprofit enterprises.
Take a deep breath, then let’s get to work.
Trellis Partners’ signature term executive model flips the script on growth and change management in the nonprofit sector. Our dedicated, embedded experts lead change toward organizational effectiveness. We work with nonprofits like yours to fortify roots while laying the groundwork for continued growth.
Here’s how the Trellis team of term executives is different:
We’re embedded to drive change from within. We’re not those consultants who come in, draw up strategic plans, and leave them behind without implementation. Trellis term executives become part of the team, partnering with key players across your entire organization, working at a systems level, and staying through the change…as it happens.
We get our hands dirty. Our work goes beyond surface-level problem solving. We roll up our sleeves to build upon and strengthen what’s working. We use appreciative inquiry to co-create conditions and systems for ongoing, sustainable success.
We’re practitioners with unparalleled experience. We are fluent in every department of social enterprises, but we do more than advise. With decades of experience driving positive change across major international and domestic social justice organizations, we bring unmatched expertise to the job.
We bring compassion to change. Change is hard, but that’s not to say it can’t be managed with care. We bring a firm but compassionate approach to our work, preferring to make an inch of positive, sustainable progress per month than a foot of forced change.
We (re)define infrastructure. Resilience depends on the effectiveness of an organization’s core, and we assure business systems are in alignment with program strategies, culture, and leaderships. We help teams appreciate that infrastructure is about more than just business systems.
We have an end date. The Trellis term executive knows that big change initiatives are most successful not as a way of life, but in focused terms of six months to two years. If we’ve done our job, we’ll have no job — and that’s when we know we’ve made a positive change that’s fully acculturated within the organization.
We envision a resilient and effective social sector comprised of enterprises with the capacity to surmount and learn from challenges.
But we know that building resilience and increasing effectiveness requires grit and a strong support system. That’s why we’re gathering the best of the best.