Entrellis brings a user-centered innovation approach designed to meet the unique needs of social impact and nonprofit organizations.

Whether you're creating strategic plans, designing new programs, evaluating impact, or strengthening your team’s effectiveness, we’ll help you get more value for your time and effort—and better outcomes for your clients.

We’ll guide your team to develop:

  • A holistic approach to understanding your needs based on insights from your community of staff, clients, Board, and funders.

  • A strategic, proactive design for making change that integrates with your organizational culture.

  • A creative, well-structured framework to explore and test new approaches, turn ideas into action, and assess your effectiveness.


Entrellis has adapted tools from the business world such as human-centered design (aka design thinking), lean startup, and execution and tracking strategies. We’ve integrated these tools into an approach specifically designed for the social impact world.

How It Works

Most of us are creatures of habit. We come to work and do what we’re used to doing. Our approach helps you build a critical skillset for today’s change-oriented world. By consistently asking, “What can we learn from this?” you’ll start to think more creatively and get comfortable trying things, learning and trying again. These three cross-cutting principles will drive a powerful shift in your organization so you can spend more time on what really matters to you and your clients.

Entrellis helped us streamline our approach for the Teen Entrepreneur Challenge pilot to successfully expand sponsor preview opportunities and teen participation at a lower cost–and a lot less work.
— Stephanie Brady, LaunchUR CEO

"Our small team faced so many competing demands that we were getting really bogged down. Alison stepped in with keen strategic insight to help us get clear about our priorities. She helped us execute a big grant proposal on schedule against all odds. Her ongoing coaching on when to say NO is a great practice for keeping us focused."

— David Adamson, CEO of Goose Creek Community Land Trust


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