Why Hire Cahners & Donahue Associates?

We are different from most consultants you may meet.

  • We have been, and continue to be, non-profit professionals, board members, board chairs, and active volunteers. This gives us a unique perspective, allowing us to understand better the needs of our clients.
  • We take the time to understand your mission, your priorities, and your organization’s culture.
  • We can counsel, guide, and work with you “in the trenches.”
  • We are creative problem solvers, willing to explore and entertain alternative approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing our clients.

We know that one size, one methodology, does not fit all. We customize our approach for each client, combining established best practices with current academic business research and years of hands-on management and consulting experience.

We are happy to work on projects of all sizes.

The board of The Library Foundation of Needham profited greatly from its work with Cahners & Donahue. Although clear about our mission to provide additional financial support for library programs and services beyond the town-funded budget, we needed to reorganize and revitalize the LFN after our first years of success.
Amy Cahners and Susan Donahue listened to us, crafted their consultancy to our needs, and did not try to cram our program into a pre-existing solution. They helped us envision the next part of our campaign and helped make us a more efficient organization.
Rose Doherty
Board Chair
Library Foundation of Needham