We work with you so your organization is set up for success. Let's figure out where you want to go and ensure you have the people, resources, and capacity to successfully get there.
At Paper Crane Associates, we understand that making the right decisions for your organization’s future can be daunting. When you’re creating a new project, program, or business plan, it can be challenging to be certain of where to start, the best road to take, and the tools you’ll need to be successful.
That’s why we do strategic business planning and consulting differently. We act as your “thinking partner” – a guide who can ask the right questions and help you discover the answers.
You already know your organization better than any external consultant ever could. So we don’t just deliver blanket recommendations in a report. Instead, we actively partner with you, providing the benefit of a fresh pair of eyes, a wide range of analytical skills, deep experience, and an outside perspective. Through coaching, analysis, and conversation, we show you the ways you can solve major problems and execute success for your team, your board, and the people you serve.
We employ a collaborative approach, designed to provide a trusted advisor and resource relationship for you. Because every organization is different, we tailor our processes and methods to what your business needs and the problems you are facing.
Every project begins with a conversation to identify needs and the clearest plan for addressing them. We’ll work together every step of the way to break down each piece, assess the market and/or financial picture, and ensure the conversations take place to bring clarity and agreement about the road ahead.
We’ll analyze scenarios and help you identify the ideal solutions and strategies to move forward. We’ll coach you on putting the key pieces in place to secure your organization’s present and its upcoming future.
If you’re not sure you’re headed in the right direction or that you have the resources and capabilities to successfully get there, let’s connect today.
Our Founder: Sarah Glatt
Though Sarah has spent her career in nonprofits and small businesses, her first love was science. In third grade, her teacher had her class grow plants from seeds that had been sent into space. She remembers being fascinated by the growing process, the promise of the future and the scientific method that served as a means to get there. It was eye opening to consider how research, thoughtful analysis, and discussion could lead us to more answers and even more valuable questions.
These early lessons shaped how she help you find ways to run your organization more effectively. Sarah founded Paper Crane Associates in January 2016 to facilitate practical methods and reasonable processes to accurately identify needs, help you test ideas, challenge the old ways of doing things, and seek feasible solutions.
Sarah built this approach over a decade of consulting, including more than 7 years as part of TDC, one of the nation’s oldest nonprofit consulting firms, and prior experiences consulting and working in the non-profit and small business sectors.
Prior to this, Sarah earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where she focused on social entrepreneurship and strategic business processes. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, where she furthered her interest in the scientific approach by majoring in Biology and Biochemistry. And as a kid, Sarah took her first steps into entrepreneurship, watching her parents run their own small business: a paper printing company that inspired Paper Crane’s name.
In her work, Sarah has discovered that like a seed, you and your organization can only grow when you’re planned for and well nurtured. Her passion and the work she does are about making sure you have all that you need to make that growth possible.
Sarah Glatt is the Founder of Paper Crane Associates. As its principal consultant, Sarah helps nonprofits, start-ups, small businesses, and socially-conscious companies and their leaders make better plans for today and tomorrow.
Sarah lives in Massachusetts with her family. When she’s not helping grow businesses, she’s tending to a favorite personal project - a homestead where she is often making jam, picking apples, and enjoying life with her family.