Stability Through Transition
Elmcrest initially engaged TheCarpinoGroup to help our Board and management team refine and refocus our strategic plan. Peter’s guidance led us to decide which programs and services could be handed off to other organizations better equipped to provide them. We now are moving forward with renewed confidence in our core network of services and have the time, energy, and determination to pursue our “wildly important” strategic initiatives. Since then, we’ve also engaged Peter to work with us on succession planning, marketing, and broadening the scope of our development efforts. Needless to say, we’re deeply grateful for his involvement, hard work, and uncommon skill.
Working with Peter was one of the best decisions I made during my board presidency. While in a time of critical organizational transition, Peter quickly conducted an in-depth organizational assessment that enabled the board to clearly understand our current reality; helped facilitate focused, crucial conversations that moved the organization forward; and provided high-level guidance and advice to keep the board and staff on track. In addition to his tremendous expertise and ability to deliver impactful results, Peter is an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to any not-for-profit organization.
United Way of the Greater Capital Region engaged TheCarpinoGroup this year to undertake a review of our resource development efforts. Peter involved our entire staff, key community leaders, and our Board of Directors in developing a strategic framework that will guide our fundraising over the next few years. This framework has been embraced by our entire organization and many of the strategies he suggested already are bringing success. I would highly recommend Peter to any nonprofit organization needing to sharpen its strategic focus or improve its governance, management, marketing, or fund raising.
Finger Lakes Community College engaged Peter to assist the Board of Trustees during a challenging time of transition. His insight into board dynamics was invaluable and his practical suggestions to improve board operations allowed us to focus trustee energy more effectively on key issues. He is an excellent facilitator, able to expertly guide conversation and ensure that all voices are heard and respected. I am very grateful for Peter’s contributions, which will have a lasting positive impact on the college.
When the Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association began the process of merging with the National Alzheimer’s Association, we turned to TheCarpinoGroup for support early on. Peter was a true partner with us through this journey...developing tools, providing input, and offering guidance to the executive team and volunteer leadership which made the process seamless and expedient. The tools that Peter developed were also offered to sister Alzheimer’s Association chapters nationwide, who were immensely grateful for the guidance. If you are planning an organizational transition, I highly recommend bringing in Peter on the front end so can offer his respectful, yet firm, guidance.
Peter’s work with Trillium Health during a time of rapid growth and change has been invaluable. He effectively partnered with me to restructure our Board meetings, engage Board members more effectively, and further the Board’s development. He also worked extremely well with our senior leadership to guide our strategic planning process, resulting in a plan that has enabled us to stay nimble and which continues to drive the direction of our organization and allocation of resources.
The Center for Humanistic Change engaged Peter to help us clarify our strategy so we could be more responsive to today’s rapidly changing society. He challenged our ways of thinking, equipping both staff and Board members to engage in deeper, more productive conversations about ways in which we could better meet the community’s needs. Peter provided focused, respectful, honest, and expedient assistance during a time of significant change. His knowledge and expertise are varied and strong and his ability to facilitate and obtain consensus is exceptional. I would recommend TheCarpinoGroup to any organization seeking to sharpen its focus and intensify its relevance.
I engaged Peter’s services at a time when we needed to build Board member alignment and uncover program development opportunities. Peter quickly immersed himself into our service line specifics to the point of becoming more than a consultant. He became one of us trying to solve a problem. During this process, Peter successfully led us through a progression of planning and information gathering to facilitate constructive deliberation. His expertise helped us validate our ideas, create opportunities for expressing our agreements and disagreements, and ultimately determine what works best. Any organization recognizing the need for an enhanced solution or a fresh perspective would benefit from a conversation with Peter. He is clearly skilled in all aspects of corporate governance, executive leadership, strategic development, and organizational behavior.