We help leaders working for social change build and run more effective organizations.

“Our work with TMC has moved our effectiveness to a whole new level. We have the smartest goals in our 40-year history, and staff have crystal clear clarity of what is expected of them and plans to nail those expectations. Dollar for dollar, TMC is as good of an investment as one can make in their organization.”

George Goehl, Executive Director, National People’s Action

“The Management Center’s clear, practical advice has been invaluable in helping us improve how we operate and the results we get. They’re insightful, rigorous, and persistent, while also being friendly and supportive. We’re a different – and better! – organization because of our work with them.”

Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Center for Community Change

“I’ve worked with TMC for 5 years, and over that time they have given invaluable support to me and to Avaaz. Their supportive guidance has helped me to build confidence, skills and judgment, and the results for my organization and our work have been enormous. I believe TMC has one of the most powerful theories of change in the public sector today, and I can’t recommend them highly enough. I hope they can scale their model fast, because the world needs them.”

Ricken Patel, Executive Director, Avaaz

“Our work with TMC has transformed PICO. The management disciplines that TMC has helped us integrate into our daily practice have allowed us to make better decisions, be more strategic with our resources, and nurture stronger performance by senior staff.”

Scott Reed, Executive Director, PICO

Quick Tip

How to gather and use input from others in performance evaluations

Talking to others who work closely with your staff can help you better understand their work. Check out our advice on how to gather and use input from other people here.

Read more


For Managers: Management Crash Course

This fast-paced course in the basics of effective management will teach you skills like delegation, using goals, hiring well, and managing your own time.

For Staff: Owning the Work

This training is designed for non-managers and will provide the skills to effectively “own” your areas of responsibility.

For Organizations: In-House Trainings

Get your whole team on the same page by bringing TMC to your organization to instill a baseline set of skills, shared vocabulary, and common beliefs about good management.

View all trainings
Managing to Change the World - The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results

Get Our Book

Managing to Change the World

Leaders of today’s nonprofit organizations need to know how to turn their missions and strategies into real world impact, and that’s what Managing to Change the World is all about. Whether you’re a new manager or an experienced one, this book will give you the tools you need to translate your vision into reality.