What We Do

Ian Symmonds & Associates helps schools, colleges, and nonprofits discover their North Star and build a preferred future for good. 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 our talks from all over the nation, read our blog, where we have been writing for over a decade, or review some of our most recently published strategic plans.

Why We Do It

We pose the hard questions that inspire transformational change. We speak and write relentlessly 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.