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.

Organized, creative, and collaborative, Amy Cahners and Susan Donahue are two of the finest non-profit consultants I have known in my work in independent schools. They are committed to excellence in all their endeavors, paying attention to the details of the project as well as to the dynamics of the group process essential to a successful outcome. I appreciate their optimism and their “can do” attitude about any task, no matter how small.
Lenesa Leana
Head of School
Belmont Day School