Inspire. Ignite. Transform.
Our mission is simple. Help you change the world, faster.
At PhoenixFire Strategic Consulting, we don't just consult – we partner with purpose.
We're a global, decentralized team dedicated to turning bold visions into reality, spanning continents and cultures to ignite transformative impact.
Our ethos is rooted in a deep-seated passion for driving positive change. We believe that every organization we work with has the potential to make a significant difference – and it's our job to unlock that potential.
With a diverse team that brings real-world, operational experience from various sectors, we offer not just advice but practical, hands-on solutions
You simply don't have time to become an expert in everything, all of the time. That's ok. We do it for you.
We're experienced in strategic planning, marketing, data analysis, financial management, fundraising, operational efficiencies, regulatory and compliance issues, donor and grant prospecting, social media, and much more. We provide an external, objective perspective and can help you in every aspect of your operations
And if we don't know how to do it, we know who does. Our extensive and ever-expanding network can be invaluable for the growth and success of your business.
PhoenixFire will help you build your strategic plan and assist you in executing it.
From organizational structure, budgeting, or development plans, strategic planning is critical for the long term success of any organization. Whether you're forming a new organization, expanding into new markets, or transforming to meet the needs of the future, our strategy is what guides you to success.
We'll also help you measure your success. There is a real difference between a good plan and a well executed strategy - and the proof will always be measurable.
It all starts with inspiring content. You have a vision that is worth working for, volunteering with, and donating to. Powerful, persuasive content is how you convey that vision.
We'll help you identify the key messages that will most resonate with people, and the voice to deliver it. Then we'll measure the results and optimize delivery to produce maximum results.
We're able to advise or create everything from social media, newsletters, training material, or professional quality video that will serve to inspire people to take action.
Having more money isn't the end goal, but it absolutely will make your work easier.
PhoenixFire will help you maximize and differentiate your revenue streams so that you're less dependent on any one source.
This can include grants, major giving, social media, B2C or B2B sales, capital campaigns, recurring giving, or any number of funding channels. We offer a range of services from high level design and execution of long-term, large-scale campaigns to more limited projects like individual grant writing or bulk processing of donor or grant prospects.
To succeed you must be - and remain - different and better. PhoenixFire can help continuously drive innovation so you stay competitive.
We're integrating advanced technological platforms, including Artificial Intelligence, into everything we do.
We don't just help you manage change in the future. We'll help you create the future.
"I would describe Lee as a servant leader who leads by example and is willing to do every task needed to get the job done. One of the most impressive skills I've seen Lee demonstrate is his capacity to help team members understand how important they are, and that only when all of us do our part we can achieve our goals. He provides meaningful communication to keep everyone accountable in a masterful and positive way that keeps people engaged and motivated. I give Lee my highest recommendation!"
President and CEO at Foundation for Tulsa Schools
Why work with a consultant?Working with a professional consultancy gives you access to a depth of knowledge and experience from organizations of varying sizes and across industries. That’s especially valuable when your organization lacks in-house expertise in a certain area or if your internal team has limited time or resources. You can access all of our experience and ability to produce results without many of the costs associated with hiring employees (taxes, insurance, benefits, etc.) or the extended time required to train them. We also help identify and mitigate risks. Our expertise enables us to foresee potential pitfalls and advise on the best course of action, thereby reducing the likelihood of costly delays or mistakes. By working with our talented team, you don't pay for the high overhead of old-school, bloated, brick and mortar firms. That ultimately saves you both time and money. You're paying for our results, not our rent.
Why are you a good fit for us?We're true partners with our clients. That's why we invest time getting to know you and truly understanding your strengths and opportunities. We don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach; we tailor our strategies and solutions to meet the unique needs and goals of your organization. This customization ensures that the solutions are not only effective but also aligned with your company’s culture and values. We see things as they could be and are successful at challenging the status quo to help you achieve that vision. We're able to interpret the stories that data tells us and turn that into wisdom. We're also committed to honestly and respectfully having crucial conversations. Our team offers a diverse skillset and real-world, operational experience that is not typical in a consulting firm of any size. We don't do just one thing, because you don't do just one thing. In 2023 alone our team took on projects in more than 50 different categories, including financial forecasting, business valuation, contract negotiation, illustration, Board governance, executive coaching, and of course, strategic planning. We've led successful capital campaigns, established grant award programs, and built and executed year-long social media strategies. Our team created systems and development efforts to raise several million dollars for our clients - over $120 million in our careers. We're also on the leading edge as we integrate Artificial Intelligence and other technological platforms in everything we do. We can help you in every aspect of your operations. From conceiving growth strategies to actually using the tools, our experience isn't conceptual - we actually do the work.
What are some of your accomplishments?Since day one, 100% of our work has been referral or repeat business from satisfied clients. Here are some examples of our accomplishments: Raised more than $120,000,000 (and counting) including new systems, fundraising mechanisms, and grants awarded. Grew one non-profit's revenue almost 6X, from less than $480k to over $3M, in less than 2 years. Helped grow a new social media audience from zero to more than 100,000 in less than 12 months. Advised a $60M multinational non-profit on Board governance, marketing, and development. Completely rebuilt the accounting system and brokered the sale of a 3.5M local business. Helped design a grant program that now provides roughly 1M a yr in funding across the US. Modernized tech for an organization from all Google sheets to professional CRM, accounting, and marketing solutions. Redefined the Mission, Vision, and culture of a large non-profit experiencing significant growing pain. Wrote a single email that generated, in just 24 hours, more than $57,000 in charitable gifts to keep Ukrainians warm while they defend their country. Led a capital campaign and collaborated on the design of a state-of-the-art non-profit veterinary clinic. Most importantly, we've helped improve and save lives. That's what we're most proud of.
What is special about the PhoenixFire team?PhoenixFire Strategic consulting is a decentralized team of talented professionals who are all driven by our Mission. We have team members on 3 different continents and collectively know Bulgarian, English, French, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and a pinch of Afrikkans, Greek, and Italian. We've worked in widely diverse environments, from large box retail stores to international embassies and even the United Nations, with educational backgrounds that span elite liberal arts colleges, international universities, world renowned Ivy League universities like Columbia and Yale, and decades of good old-fashioned, on-the-ground experience. We have animal welfare professionals, diplomatic and international logistics project leads, an award winning quantitative research specialist, a 2-time teacher of the year, 2 small business owners, and a number of team members who assist with digital marketing, copywriting, and editing. PhoenixFire is proud to support an environment where each team member is respected, appreciated, and empowered. At our core, we seek our own professional development and a thirst for knowledge. Every team member is involved in our own strategic planning and what projects we take on or clients we partner with. We're all genuinely good, caring human beings and each of us is passionate about helping non-profits and cause-focused businesses change the world, faster.
What types of organizations do you work with?PhoenixFire specializes in working with non-profits as well as cause-focused businesses. We are not restricted by sector, size, or geography. As a decentralized team, we operate on 3 continents and we've worked with organizations across 10 time zones. We've assisted organizations and businesses ranging in size from $400K to $60 Million USD. Our team has dedicated our lives to changing the world for the better. We're committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and equal opportunity. As such, we refuse to work with organizations that further hate, bigotry, discrimination, oppression, prejudice, injustice, intolerance, or violence.
What are your company values?Above anything else, we want to change the world for the better. We're a people-driven organization. We value relationships more than any project or amount of money, and are vocal advocates for inclusion, equity, and acceptance. If the cause is just, we're an ally. "Working with PhoenixFire is more than a job; it's being part of a nurturing family. Within this dynamic, we celebrate individual talents while uniting for our collective and clients' success. Valued and respected, we continuously grow personally and professionally. The ethos of care and appreciation for individuality trickles down from the leadership, fostering an environment where upskilling is encouraged. Our voices matter here; they're heard, respected, and contribute meaningfully. PhoenixFire isn't just a workplace; it's a supportive ecosystem where growth, learning, and making a difference are ingrained values, creating a profound sense of belonging and purpose." Megan Couchman, PhoenixFire Ops Admin "I appreciate working with PhoenixFire because each team member brings a unique set of skills, which helps foster a collaborative environment where diverse expertise intersects. The team's adaptability and shared commitment to learning from one another not only enhances our collective capabilities but also contributes to a more innovative work culture." Rabeea Shaikh, Project Management Consultant "A single non-profit can make a significant difference in the cause they are working on, collectively non-profits can change the world! I'm passionate about doing work that matters, that pushes the needle forward, even if just by a fraction. Being able to help animals and people who need it is an incredible privilege." Nicole Vergos, Quantitative Analysis and Strategy Consultant Integrity We maintain a reputation for respect and integrity in everything we do. Passion We’re as driven by passion as you are, and we work tirelessly to help change the world. Innovation We pride ourselves on creating solutions that challenge the status quo and set new standards. Value We deliver measurable results that are always well worth the time and money invested in us. Impact We’re dedicated to providing solutions that are feasible, sustainable, and produce measurable results.