About Us

We want to see more social change in this country. We know that producing it is hard. Disparities in money and power mean that social justice advocates need to fight more effectively than their opponents, and in a way that’s aligned with their values and vision. For managers and leaders, that also means a different approach to management. That’s where The Management Center comes in: we help social justice leaders learn how to build and run more equitable, sustainable, and results-driven organizations.

As the go-to resource on effective management for social change organizations, we’ve worked with more than a thousand of the most influential progressive groups in the country. We’ve also trained tens of thousands of individual managers on the practices that help high-performing organizations committed to racial equity and social justice deliver lasting results over time.

We offer intensive hands-on coaching services for executive directors and their senior leadership teams; management training courses that equip managers and leaders with skills, practices, and tools they can put to work immediately; and an array of curated resources on effective (equitable, sustainable, and results-driven) management. Read more about what we mean by “effective” in The Three Dimensions of Effective Management.

Since 2006, The Management Center has:

  • shaped the management practices of more than 67,000 individual leaders through our training program
  • helped more than 1,000 organizations get better results through stronger management
  • distributed more than 25,000 copies of our book Managing to Change the World

Check out what our clients say about us.

Our Core Values

Our mission is to help social justice leaders learn how to build and run organizations effectively, equitably, and sustainably so that they deliver exceptional results toward their missions. To do this, in our internal and external work, we believe in:

  • Focusing on impact
  • Advancing racial justice through antiracist and equitable practices
  • Embracing learning and growth
  • Striving to excel in what we do
  • Being unusually helpful and supportive
  • Building connection, trust, and joy

Our Approach

Our clients regularly tell us, “You’re not what I thought consultants would be like.” We don’t write reports, speak in jargon, or maintain a polite distance. Instead, we’re hands-on, grounded in our clients’ worlds, and results-driven. Learn more about our approach.

Our Clients

Since our founding in 2006, we’ve worked with hundreds of leading organizations fighting for progressive social change. Learn more about our clients.

Our Team

Because most of our staff members have been executives themselves, we bring a perspective grounded in what it takes to get results in the real world. We actively work to build a diverse team in order to identify with a breadth of clients and to help them achieve the best results. Learn more about our team.

Work with Us

Are you an experienced executive who has managed and produced results and who has a passion for teaching others how to do the same? Learn more about current employment opportunities at TMC.