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At TCC Group, we are passionate about helping the social sector achieve greater impact. Since 1980, we have developed strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of foundations, nonprofits, corporate citizenship programs, and government agencies. From offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, we work with diverse clients – from large funders and nonprofits to smaller organizations that want to tap our knowledge to determine pragmatic ways to address complex social problems.

Our consulting staff are excellent strategists, program developers, capacity builders, and evaluators. We have wide-ranging expertise and on-the-ground experience in fields such as education, arts and culture, community and economic development, human services, environmental conservation, and health care. We are critical thinkers, effective communicators, and skilled facilitators.

TCC Group is known for innovation and rigor. We offer hands-on support designing and implementing solutions that combine objectivity with enthusiasm, direction with responsiveness, and discipline with flexibility. Our unique strength lies in the ability to leverage knowledge from our complementary practices, which build on and inform one another. This holistic view informs every project, as we help clients devise strategies, implement plans, evaluate progress and outcomes, and make ongoing improvements.

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Three Essential Elements for Evaluating Systems Initiatives
Three Essential Elements for Evaluating Systems Initiatives

You may be hearing terms like systems change, collective impact, and multi-sectoral initiatives a lot these days to describe situations where multiple actors are working together to tackle complex social problems. If you’re working or considering working within one of these types of initiatives, it’s critical to first recognize the complexity of the system (or set of interconnected parts) you’re working with and to think about what success would look like within that system. Although systems are complex, systems thinking – and the corresponding evaluation design – can be broken down into three essential elements…

The First Year of a New Presidency Moves Philanthropy to Action
The First Year of a New Presidency Moves Philanthropy to Action

The speculation for most of us began on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016.

Regardless of political affiliation, the election win by a presidential candidate who promised dramatic changes in governing style and policies from the prior administration meant that grantmakers might have to rethink their current strategies and, quite possibly, fundamental priorities. As the new administration’s policy agenda rolled out over its first year in office, the interest areas of more and more funders were touched by the shifting political landscape.

Think Local: Local Consultants are an Untapped Resource for “Sticky” Capacity Building Investments
Think Local: Local Consultants are an Untapped Resource for “Sticky” Capacity Building Investments

For years, many in the nonprofit realm have advocated for increases in unrestricted funding, general operating support, and/or dedicated capacity building funds. But when it comes to reaping the full benefits of capacity building dollars, funding is not always enough.

How Do We Evaluate Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
How Do We Evaluate Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

What can we do to effectively evaluate progress towards the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?  This was one of the principle questions asked at the recent conference hosted in Guanajuato, Mexico…

Best Practices in Corporate Citizenship Structures
Best Practices in Corporate Citizenship Structures

Companies with strong reputations as corporate citizens are respected for providing value to society in a comprehensive way – through their products and services, their operational excellence, and their support of the community.

As companies face increasing pressure from stakeholders to address complex societal issues, many are developing programs and initiatives with ambitious social impact goals, but often, without the requisite structure to ensure the programs are effective.

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FCCAT

We believe that foundation capacity – like nonprofit capacity more broadly – is essential to impact. Read our latest report sharing aggregate findings from 54 foundations, to elevate attention to this important issue.

Legal Advocacy

Legal advocacy as a strategy - what it is, its impact, and why you should be paying attention. Visit tccgrp.com/legaladvocacy to learn more and watch our video.


What are your strengths? Where should you focus your capacity-building efforts? The CCAT can help. Used by more than 5,000 nonprofits, TCC's Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) is a rigorous, research-based, and affordable way to help organizations measure effectiveness and prioritize capacity-building needs. Visit tccCCAT.com to learn more.