\‘BEL-‚weth-ər\ , noun; A leader of a movement or activity; also, a leading indicator of future trends.
Bellwether Education Partners is a nonprofit dedicated to helping education organizations – in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors – become more effective in their work and achieve dramatic results, especially for high-need students. To do this, we provide a unique combination of exceptional thinking, talent, and hands-on strategic support.
Our Strategic Advising practice works with leading-edge education organizations on their most pressing strategic and operational issues. Our work ranges from supporting entrepreneurs through business plan development to partnering with established organizations on growth plans, assessment of new opportunities, and performance improvement plans.
Our Policy and Thought Leadership practice works to shape the broader education policy landscape by conducting policy analysis, research and writing, and idea generation on education issues and advising education entities on policy and public affairs.
Our Talent practice identifies, places, and supports reform-minded leaders. We do so through executive search services, organizational design services, management capacity building, and individual coaching services.
Why bring all this together? We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and many of the challenges organizations face are so complex that they require all three areas of expertise. Having all three areas of expertise makes our work stronger, tying in innovative thinking with perspective into on-the-ground realities.