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Moving aspiring groups toward great outcomes.

Strategy. Planning. Facilitation.

 

 

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What We Do

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Strategize

Help ambitious, visionary organizations identify the highest-value ways to achieve business, systems or social change.

Plan

Design and guide planning processes to turn lofty ambitions into concrete action and great outcomes.

Develop & Coach

At the individual, group and board levels, help organizations become systematic investors in the leadership skills of their people.

Facilitate

Devise and facilitate leadership retreats, planning sessions, and other meetings that creatively draw out truths, drive discovery, and generate breakthroughs.

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Our Approach

Our work with organizations to shape strategy and lay plans is built on nearly unlimited confidence in the capacity of groups to be astonishing on behalf of the organizations or causes they serve. Our approach incorporates three philosophical tenets:

 

➤ Stimulate curiosity

Challenge groups to question preconceived notions. Cultivate interest in the contributions of all participants and stakeholders.  Start not with what the organization or group does today but what it believes possible tomorrow.

➤ Leave no question unasked

Be wise, polite questioners. Challenge groups to explain why… why the inclinations, proclivities, patterns, successes, challenges, and limitations, and how best to move forward through and with all of them.

➤ Tend to dynamics

Structure is critical for participants to have confidence in a planning process. But all groups, even boards of directors and executive teams, are comprised of humans… and all groups of humans have dynamics, cultures and norms, spoken and unspoken. The best planners can quickly identify, work within, and ultimately leverage those to the organizations’ benefit.

What We Value

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Strategy

Advancing big, bold ideas in pursuit of lofty, aspirational aims.
 

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Substance

Working on issues and topics that are important, impactful, and meaningful.
 

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People

Working with outstanding teams and individuals who are smart, strategic, appreciative, and nice.

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Balance

Working smart so our spare time remains free to enjoy family and life.
 

We Work For

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Philanthropies

Philanthropies and nonprofits that seek to generate sustainable social and systems change.

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Businesses

Businesses that seek to address internal human-capital challenges that inhibit effectiveness or thwart potential.

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Membership Organizations

Membership and trade associations that seek to diversify revenue and deliver new value in their industry or profession.

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Coalitions

Coalitions of allies convened to achieve a specific social change, business result, or public-policy outcome.

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Individuals

Ambitious and thoughtful individuals who seek to be far more intentional at the intersection of career, family and life.

About

Chuck Wolfe

Chuck Wolfe is a partner and cofounder of Wolfe Kinkennon, bringing 30 years experience in nonprofit management, business management, leadership development, organizational change, board management, political campaigning, finance, and fundraising. Read full bio →

Shane Kinkennon

Shane Kinkennon is a partner and cofounder of Wolfe Kinkennon and an expert facilitator, project manager, coalition manager, and orchestrator of planning processes. Read full bio →

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Contact Info

(202) 258-3688


Chuck Wolfe, Partner

chuck@wolfekinkennon.com

Shane Kinkennon, Partner

shane@wolfekinkennon.com