Bellwether is a nonprofit dedicated to helping education organizations—in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors—become more effective in their work and achieve dramatic results, especially for high-need students. To do so, we provide a unique combination of exceptional thinking, talent, and hands-on strategic support.
– Our Policy and Thought Leadership practice works to inform and shape the broader education policy landscape by conducting policy analysis, research and writing, and idea generation on education issues and advising education entities.
– Our Talent practice identifies, places, and supports reform-minded leaders and supports organizations in developing strategies to identify talent needs and support talent internally. We conduct comprehensive executive searches, customized “search advisory” services, and provide individual coaching services.
– Our Strategic Advising practice works with leading-edge education organizations on their most pressing strategic and operational issues. Our work ranges from supporting entrepreneurs through business plan development, to partnering with established organizations on growth and performance improvement, to assessing new opportunities for impact as the field evolves.
Why bring all this together? We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and many of the challenges organizations face are so complex that they require all three areas of expertise. Having each leg of the stool makes the entirety stronger, tying in innovative thinking with perspective into the on-the-ground realities.