We work alongside you to develop powerful strategies that deliver sustainable results. Our consulting collective stands by the values of excellence, good honest work, and dedicated partnership with our clients.
We believe in life-long learning.
We are innovation brokers.
We are strategists and doers.
Companies that believe in profit and purpose, non-profits and foundations with transformative missions, are invaluable to making our collective world brighter and bolder.
Working alongside you, we develop powerful strategies that deliver sustainable results. Our consulting collective stands by the values of excellence, good honest work, and dedicated partnership with our clients.
PhilanthroSynthesisTM is our unique process of enabling an organization’s existing assets, energized by its mission and vision, to establish a new level of sustainability and success.
We are motivated by the belief that good can always be greater. With our varied expertise and love of continuous improvement, we become your partner in tailoring solutions to the world of your social enterprise.
We think and do, developing solutions and strategies from an understanding of what you are able to implement. Our hands-on experience and collaboration with you lead to achievable outcomes.
We honor diversity – of thought, disciplines, sectors, and lived experiences. Our work adds to our diversity and with it, we bring you the variety of talent, skill and expertise that works best for you. We call this philanthrosynthesisTM. This is our differentiator – synthesizing your goodness and ours to make good greater, together.
Experienced. Professional. Nimble.
VEGA Partners bring highly capable and sought-after consultants to our clients. We curate project teams to align with our client’s priorities, culture and leadership, giving a unique advantage for innovation and impact.
Our team is led by this collective of experienced, nimble and dedicated professionals from various disciplines. We are subject matter experts who draw on diverse social and business disciplines and to deliver excellence.
Founder and Managing Principal
Known for her infectious yet nerdy energy, Suzanne leads all aspects of the firm and brings a strategic eye to each client engagement. Believing that good can always be better, she hones her expertise on corporate social responsibility, fundraising and social enterprise development. She finds inspiration from creative writing when not tipping out of yoga poses.
Practice Lead, Nonprofit Equity Consulting
Terri began the work of unpacking and defining the equity, inclusion and diversity at the beginning of the movement. She is committed to building a world free of racism and helping organizations find the pathway to inclusion in consulting on equity frameworks, strategy, and leadership. She dances with a professional company when not reading magical realism.
Mike is experienced in peer to peer, major gifts and planned giving fundraising with experience in higher education and arts organizations. He is inspired by how music creates boundless friendships and hopefulness for children. Using his natural singing talent and professional opera training, he is developing a new music education model for children in Chicago.
Julie honed her fundraising expertise in the Chicago and Indiana areas over 30 years. She guides organizations through strategic fundraising development helping to develop institutional capacity for future success. In between friendly coaching calls with nonprofit founders, Julie is enjoying the natural beauty of the American southwest.
Designer and Social Media Specialist
Christina matches her innate design talent with empathy and great listening skills. Her understanding social media and creativity optimizes organizational strategies in today’s marketing landscape. We honor her soft spot for cute pigs by not ordering bacon.
Tannis Williamson Thomas
CSR and Sustainability Practice Lead
Tannis brings global insights to her work in sustainability and social responsibility consulting from her decade-long European adventure. She is a proven fundraiser in the US and Europe, and delivers keen environmental insights, enhancing all social responsibility initiatives.