NGO Strategic Consulting

OSS offers operational and strategic reviews, project impact evaluations, and process evaluations tailored to the needs and budgets of small and mid-sized NGOs and other aid agencies.

Our Method

We employ qualitative and quantitative review methodologies shaped to your specific needs. These range from Framework Analyses to help you understand where your projects and programs are aligned with your partners and your strategic aim, to specific project reviews focused on developing precise metrics to understand your impact.

The aim of what we do is to determine where you are now, where you want to end up, and what we’ll need to navigate to get there.

We work closely with the key relevant players on your team as we get to work assessing how your organization can best measure, understand, set, and achieve your goals. This process is collaborative: we aren’t here to tell you what to do, we’re here to help you do your best. Cooperation is key!

Finally, we present our recommendations in a formal report to your leadership team, and guide a discussion about lessons learned and how they can be implemented, including setting reporting targets, measurable goals, and milestones. Our reports are formatted with your organization’s priorities in mind, so you can take our results directly to your donors and partners to share your success.

OSS proudly adheres to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and maintains a dedicated commitment to ensuring all our efforts are conflict sensitive, informed by a gender sensitive lens, and reflect the values and priorities of the cultures, communities, and teams we work with.

Our Goal

Our goal is to be your long-term strategic partner, not just a contractor. So from this point onward, anytime you need anything from us, from advice on how to implement the solutions we developed together, to planning next steps, to taking your giant leap, we’re a phone call away, ready to engage when needed on a per-task or per-project basis.