Hillcrest Strategies is a management consulting firm that helps progressive organizations manage finances effectively, operate smoothly, and plan strategically to build a reflective democracy and an equitable future. Founded in August 2020, Hillcrest Strategies supports emerging organizations, groups that have been around for decades, and lots of folks in between. We help groups cultivate deep clarity of their financial position and build strong operational systems, and in the process, create space for leadership to focus on the big, strategic questions they face.

We believe that with strong internal systems and crystal-clear financial management, organizations gain stability, clarity, and structure, allowing them to take their work to scale and make a profound impact on the world.

I founded Hillcrest Strategies after working for ten years in the financial management, fundraising, and administration of civic engagement organizations rooted in Texas and beyond. Over the years, I started to notice some patterns – many folks are uncomfortable talking about money and what it means to our movement; operations and administrative systems are often an after-thought, established without much intentionality and often after issues arise; and lastly, that financial and operational systems don’t align with the values of the organization.

At Hillcrest Strategies, we’re helping progressive organizations create internal clarity and alignment so they can rise to these unprecedented challenges to American Democracy and build a future where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Join us.

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Lea Madry
Lea MadryExecutive Director, Accelerate Change
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I hired Hillcrest to hold together a ton of important components of our operations work and revenue tracking systems when we had key staff turnover. Brigid and her team not only kept us afloat but helped us build new and better systems along the way. And, frankly, their support helped me sleep at night - it was such a relief seeing that this was handled by a really capable group of people who are experts. They oversaw some of our most sensitive, detailed operational work, even involving complex and ongoing communication with our biggest funder, so the stakes were high; Brigid's team far exceeded anything I could have hoped for and I would hire them again, in a second.
Sophia Giddens
Sophia GiddensFormer Chief Development Officer, State Voices
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Just when we needed project management support, we were fortunate that Brigid was accepting clients. She took over an important, highly detailed project that needed a trusted progressive organizer and administrator. Brigid balanced our needs with ensuring the highest level of attention and thoughtfulness with the project partners. I am so grateful for her positivity and ability to keep the project moving. She really understood how to balance operationalizing the project and kept teamwork and people at the heart of the work.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez
Cristina Tzintzun RamirezExecutive Director, NextGen America
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Brigid has helped me take multiple organizations to scale in Texas. I came to her with big ideas of how I wanted to transform power in this state, and she developed the internal infrastructure, fundraising plans, and organizational operations to make us successful. Her strategic mindset, lead from behind leadership style, and business acumen make her a valuable ally in the struggle for an equitable future.
Bob Dailey
Bob DaileyProducer, KOOP Community Radio
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I have worked with Brigid for the better part of the past decade, during the capital campaign to secure the building for Workers Defense Project, and in the establishment of Jolt Action. She is dedicated, energetic and tireless in her activities. Brigid has an innate sense of the “big picture” and never loses sight of mission and goals. At the same time, she pays great attention to detail and appreciates the dynamic aspects of organizations and the environments in which they operate.
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