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We believe that aligning plans with vision, values and resources creates a sustainable path toward achieving great things… for your organization and for the community you serve.

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Strategic Planning

Plans succeed when they excite the organization, the board, and the community they serve. We work with you to ground your plans in the future.

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Retreat Facilitation

Retreats bring together individuals who care deeply about your work for substantive, generative discussions. We lead these discussions to concrete next steps.

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Board Education

Each board member adds unique expertise and experience to your organization. Our board education brings these unique individuals to a shared knowledge base.

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Resource Development

The community you serve has resources beyond dollars; fundraising is one part of raising the resources you need to accomplish your mission.

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Mission

We are committed to bringing out the best in organizations by bringing out the best in the board, staff, volunteers and community.

 The Detwiler Group:

  • Helps organizations craft actionable strategic plans aligned with their vision, mission and values
  • Facilitates retreats and meetings that bring out the best in the board, staff and community
  • Educates board and staff on their roles in ensuring success.

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In addition to always being thoroughly prepared and knowledgeable, Susan has the capacity to get her clients to think and rethink with none of the anxiety or fear that often accompany this kind of process.

Aviva Weisbord

Shemesh Baltimore

When our organization needed a new direction, Susan helped us corral our board members’ different ideas and passions to find the common themes. With her guidance, we developed a focused mission and strategic plan that continues to serve us well.

Allison Levine

Montessori Works

Our experience with Susan was so valuable. She motivated the staff and encouraged the volunteers. She was realistic in helping us strategize for our future and create sensible plans.

Judith A Lewittes

Park East Synagogue

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