Welcome To Conner Advisory
Conner Advisory serves organizations that are dedicated to advancing the quality of the human experience. Together, we are pursuing changes that matter.
Over the past 70 years, we have witnessed dramatic progress toward eliminating extreme poverty, disease, malnutrition, illiteracy, human rights abuses, and harm to the environment. Much of this progress is due to civil society organizations (particularly non-governmental organizations – NGOs) whose staff, donors, and partners work tirelessly and courageously to make a positive impact on the lives of millions.
And yet, while so much has been accomplished, much is still to be done.
New challenges continue to surface with alarming frequency. Every day, we see headlines of natural and man-made disasters, failing states that can no longer protect or feed their citizens, conflicts that destroy or displace entire communities . . . and the list goes on.
Against this backdrop of remarkable achievements and pressing challenges comes a highly disruptive climate for NGOs. Potentially catastrophic threats to funding, increasing risks to the safety of field staff, and mounting social and political suspicion of “outsiders” all threaten the civil society sector.
This unprecedented combination of disruptors requires many NGOs to make bold changes in order to remain relevant, to sustain their impact, and in some cases, to even exist. Ironically, though many NGOs have become adept at delivering meaningful change to individuals, communities, and even broader societies, they often struggle to execute changes within their own organizations that are required to respond effectively to this disruptive environment.
This is why Conner Advisory was founded—to serve organizations that are dedicated to advancing the quality of the human experience and who find themselves facing transformations beyond their capacity to successfully execute.