What We Do

Navin Associates helps not-for-profit and public sector organizations plan, fund, implement, and evaluate programs, including programs to build internal capacity. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Organizational development
    • Organizational assessment
    • Strategic planning
    • Capacity-building
  • Program evaluation
  • Community-based research and planning
  • Grant writing
What Makes Us Unique
  • A flexible, collaborative approach to defining challenges, designing solutions, and measuring results in ways that will help your organization carry out its mission
  • A track record of effective service in Boston and New England since 1992
  • A repeat-client rate of over 75%, including community-based organizations, municipalities, collaborations, and the largest human service providers and foundations in the Northeast
  • Highly qualified consultants who can handle projects from the very small to the very large, the simple to the complex, short-term to long-term
  • A demonstrated commitment to social, economic and environmental justice

What do our customers think?

  • “We just met to discuss feedback, and we really don’t have any. Your work is beautiful: clear, objective, thorough. We talked for 45 minutes about next steps, which means you gave us a firm ground to stand on. I am in awe of how clear and comprehensive a picture you are able to give, in such short time on such a complex subject. I am very grateful for your expertise.”

    Ellen G. Bass – Director, Boston Capacity Tank, Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston
  • “Thank you all for ALL of your hard work. From a program perspective, collaboration with evaluators is not always easy—but you all made it work with flexibility, openness, positive energy and optimism and lots of hard work. It was a pleasure working with you.”

    Jennifer McKracken – Board Member, Boston Learns Early Learning Collaborative
  • “As a member of the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness (BCFF) Evaluation Team and convening agency, I have been very impressed with Navin Associates’ partnership and meeting the evaluation needs of BCFF, a complex community collaboration.”

    Anne McHugh – Director, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division, Boston Public Health Commission
  • “You did a wonderful job. You set very clear agendas, goals and timelines that kept us focused and on task. Your working style was what we needed and I look forward to working with you again on future projects – hopefully with more lead time.”

    Sheila Taylor King – Academic Dean, Urban College of Boston
  • “Our coalition’s consultant, Bill Campbell, has truly made the difference in allowing our diverse, community-based coalition to organize and develop into a cohesive, important voice for adult literacy in the Allston-Brighton community. Without the services of Navin Associates, it would have been difficult for us to develop the capacity to conduct the Waitlist Conference as well as several other literacy-focused activities we have been able to complete.”

    Allston-Brighton Adult Education Coalition
  • “Over the course of English for New Bostonians’ decade-long existence as a public-private-community partnership, Navin Associates has been invaluable to our growth and development. NA has helped us to develop two strategic plans, to refine our collaborative model and leadership structure, and to create a program model and data collection plan. ENB’s stakeholders are diverse in every sense—NA ensured that all voices were heard, and that we had consensus around our vision, mission and next steps.”

    Claudia Green – Executive Director, English for New Bostonians