What We Do

Ian Symmonds & Associates helps schools, colleges, and nonprofits discover their North Star, formulate strategies and priorities, strengthen market position, clarify identity, and build a preferred future. Founded in 2003, we are a research-based strategy consulting firm, with capabilities that include strategic planning, marketing, enrollment planning, research, positioning, identity, visioning, organizational leadership, and executive search. Download our iBook, watch some of our talks, read our blog, where our entries date back nearly a decade, or review some of our most recently published strategic plans.

Why We Do It

We serve as a thought leader in our industry, posing the hard questions that inspire transformational change. As a result, we speak and write consistently about the future of education, external trends, and a dramatically shifting landscape for nonprofits. We are committed to the belief that education and the social sector remain the most powerful weapons we can use to change the world, solve social problems, and build sustainable communities. In fact, we launched the #justcause campaign in 2011 to help empower organizations using education to overcome poverty.