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.