McNary Group provides expert and experienced system change, policy, and leadership consulting services to organizations across the country that want to get results and achieve their goals. We specialize in working with organizations in the nonprofit sector, foundations, and other community organizations, but our unique skill set allows us to help clients across industries and situations.

We have studied several systems of evaluation, leadership, and facilitation that we incorporate into our work including:

  • Results Based Accountability
  • Collective Impact
  • Facilitative Leadership
  • Advocacy Evaluation

We are committed to the following principles and approaches

  • appreciative inquiry
  • collaborative evaluation
  • co-creation
  • equity evaluation principals
  • creative approaches
  • capacity building
  • empowerment

Advocacy Campaign Planning

Our expertise includes years of getting to the root causes of social problems. We have experience in designing and implementing public policy change initiatives. This includes sustaining, planning, researching, writing, coalition building and lobbying to get legislation and other policies changed to improve outcomes for children, families and communities. We know how government works and the approaches needed to advocate for change.

Public Policy Consulting

McNary Group is committed to listening, researching and designing carefully thought out issue campaigns for our clients. We then make recommendations and can help to implement the campaign.

Research and Evaluation

We offer both qualitative and quantitative research services that involve meticulously researching best practices, getting out into the field to learn the nuances of an issue and  producing findings and professional recommendations. We’re skilled and experienced in drafting content for infographics, white papers and more, and we prepare easily digestible information for grant reports and grant development. Services include designing, implementing, and analyzing key informant interviews, listening sessions, and focus groups.

Grant Research, Writing and Monitoring

Nonprofits rely on and demand effective, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to fund development that meet the organizational mission and serve their clients. We facilitate outreach to funders and deliver masterfully crafted pieces designed to win grants and build relationships. We’ll even help develop your evaluation plans, budgets, logic models and workplans. We can also help to implement projects and evaluation of programming.

Strategic Planning and Facilitation

Our strategy sessions can be geared toward boards, coalitions, committees, staff or communities. We understand that every organization, effort and initiative has a life cycle and needs to periodically evaluate ways to improve. We offer a neutral voice and an expert, observant eye to help propel organizations to success.