Welcome to Trellis, your partners in stabilizing, strengthening, and scaling nonprofit enterprises.
We believe passionately that the social sector has an urgent and essential role in advancing the common good. Accordingly, each social enterprise must possess a ready and resilient infrastructure for ongoing effectiveness.
Here’s what we bring to make that happen:
WE FACILITATE LEARNING. Change is learning; learning is change. We give teams the context for best practices and create conditions for organizational learning. We utilize adult learning and organization development principles to help teams understand organizational growth and change.
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 (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 only business systems.
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.
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.