Strategies to Achieve Social Impact
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Mission

We are committed to addressing complex social problems by heightening our clients understanding of their collaborative role in society; we help them strengthen strategy, build capacity, and advance assessment and evaluative learning.

Vision

We envision an effective social sector that addresses society’s complex problems through a collaborative approach that harnesses the diverse skills, energy, and visions of its stakeholders.

Values

At TCC Group we strive to model the behavior we seek to foster in our clients. With our vision and mission statements serving as our beacon to ensure we are inclusive and transparent in our decision-making, we strive to practice the principles we advocate. This includes living our values:

Through our client-centered approach, we work to make sustainable change and make the world a better place. We do this work because we are committed to the value of the social sector and its role in solving complex social problems. We are not in the business of short-term solutions, but seek to help organizations deliver more impact, in a more lasting manner. Our opportunity to have an impact rests in our ability to support, build, and work in partnership with our clients.

We collaborate with our clients, with our colleagues in the field, and with each other. Just as any approach to today’s complex problems requires collaboration, so too does our approach to addressing our clients’ needs.

We hold the bar high. It is our commitment to strive for the utmost quality in everything we do, including client work as well as our internal operations.

We are resourceful. We solve problems by using our tested methods coupled with a flexible and adaptive approach to our work. We build on the variety of perspectives and backgrounds of our colleagues and the larger field to create tailored solutions. We go out of our way to find solutions to problems, doing what we need to do to get the job done well.

We are a learning organization. We believe in data of all kinds; we reflect, we seek to learn from others, and we share our learnings with the field. The value we bring to our clients and the field is derived from our cumulative and collective experience, and it is essential that we utilize what we have learned to constantly improve on what we do.

We believe that diversity makes us stronger. To do our jobs well, and generally be good actors in a diverse social sector, it is imperative that we embrace diversity in many different forms—including racial and ethnic diversity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We strive to understand and appreciate the different experiences and perspectives others bring to the table, and value the importance of diversity in strengthening our work and the field.

We embrace the whole person. We treat our colleagues, our clients, and each other with respect. We support our colleagues in their life’s work—meeting them where they are and providing a flexible work environment. We recognize and encourage our colleagues in all of their endeavors—believing that well-rounded individuals make for the best colleagues and partners.

Approach

Our approach is governed by the need to establish a clear and engaging consulting process that offers structure and predictability as well as flexibility to meet unforeseen needs. Working in multidisciplinary teams, TCC Group tailors each new assignment to meet the individual needs and circumstances of the client. We develop a scope of work that responds to the particular challenges, timetable, and budget for the assignment.

Sometimes clients engage us for short-term research, problem solving, or facilitation. Other times we provide comprehensive planning and evaluation assistance over a longer period or conduct other activities, including program evaluation, over multiple years. Increasingly, TCC Group helps clients manage and implement their work and provides advice on an ongoing basis. We bring to each new assignment the perspective of our expertise, broad experience, and the enthusiastic commitment to get the job done right.

Each project we undertake benefits from a team approach that involves individuals with different skills and backgrounds. TCC Group consultants have extensive experience in fields such as human services, youth development, arts and culture, education, advocacy, international studies, and economic development. Our consultants also have strong analytical, research, and group facilitation skills.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The firm values diversity of all types including but not limited to diversity of race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic background and religion. We also value diversity in outlook and career experience. We do so because we believe that individuals should be valued for who they are and the qualities and skills they bring to the organization. We value the spectrum of perspective that comes with diversity, for this enriches our capacity to work as a team and to better serve our clients by more accurately reflecting who they are and sensitizing us to their concerns.

Our success in achieving a goal of diversity will be enhanced by:

  • Setting achievable goals and holding ourselves accountable;
  • Analyzing the firm's recruitment process and putting in place operating procedures that are sensitive to and supportive of diversity;
  • Looking beyond the numbers to create an environment that nurtures diversity by understanding the needs and priorities of our colleagues;
  • Building diverse and effective teams;
  • Developing a culturally competent staff; and
  • Valuing and rewarding diversity in strengths and unique contributions to the firm.

TCC Group is pleased to be a Certified B Corporation, recognized for work that meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. We are passionate about helping the social sector achieve greater impact.

Certified B Corporation

History

Founded as The Conservation Company in 1980, TCC Group has evolved steadily from a small group of three consultants working in Philadelphia to a full-time consulting practice of more than 30 seasoned professionals today. With offices in New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, the firm works in local, national, and international settings.

Whatever the scope of the assignment, TCC Group continues to fulfill its historic aim to provide smart, strategic counsel to nonprofit, philanthropic, corporate, and governmental clients, helping each organization identify opportunities, solve problems, and plan for the future.