Government, Municipal, & Education
Government and university leaders face unprecedented challenges in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Unanticipated expenses, diminished revenue sources, and increased demand for enhanced public health and safety services have forced leaders to rethink service delivery, organizational structures, information systems, and financial management. The need for transformation coupled with public demand for transparency adds to the pressure to move carefully and with purpose.
We work with governments, universities, and other not-for-profit agencies to drive efficiency, yielding improved quality services while saving precious budget dollars. Our professionals bring the unique experience of having served in government as well as advising governments. Our service offering ranges from performance improvement to crisis management. We have a proven track record of effecting lasting and transformative change in most of the largest municipal fiscal crises of the last ten years. Our analysis is fact-driven, economically based, and nonpartisan. We counsel our clients on the implications of policy choices and advise on how to mitigate any associated “headline risks” that accompany policy changes, including providing public testimony to validate our clients’ initiatives.
In higher education, failure to shape strategy around core brand and purpose can negatively impact a school’s long-term sustainability.
Higher education embraced a variety of short-term strategies because of COVID-19. But finding a more permanent path forward is far more complex.
As universities across the country debate whether to bring students back to their campuses, they are focusing on how to address all of the challenges.
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