Five Oaks Consulting

Building long-term relationships for success

What Five Oaks can do for you

With Five Oaks Consulting, you benefit from access to a full range of professional expertise that includes decades of international development and social justice experience. We understand the views, mindset and culture of NGOs, nonprofits, philanthropies, and other forms of (Civil Society Organizations) CSOs  and what it takes to optimize their organizational assets.

Our practice as thought leaders includes vast experience working inside and with think tanks, the United Nations, the World Bank, and academia, along with a wide range of NGOs.

Resources to find the right solution.

With Five Oaks Consulting, you benefit from access to a full range of professional expertise that includes decades of international development and social justice experience. We understand the views, mindset and culture of transnational NGOs, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and other forms of CSOs.

Our practice as thought leaders includes vast experience working inside and with think tanks, the United Nations, the World Bank, and academia, along with a wide range of NGOs.

Each challenge we take on for all of our clients is grounded in rigorous, empirically researched frameworks and strategies that have been thoroughly researched, tested and validated across the public (government and non-government) and private sectors. Our partners especially appreciate our reputation for honesty and integrity.

Make the most of your organization

Each challenge we take on for our clients is grounded in rigorous, empirically researched frameworks and strategies that have been thoroughly investigated, tested and validated across the public (government and non-government) and private sectors. Our partners especially appreciate our reputation for honesty and integrity.

KNOWLEDGE

Tap into our deep knowledge of all aspects of all aspects of NGO, nonprofit and philanthropy operations, including internal culture and worldviews.

EXPERIENCE

Benefit from our broad experience as hands-on players across humanitarian, educational, health, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other not for profit arenas.

RESEARCH

Our tried and true approach is built on a solid foundation of research-based methods. Leverage our deep understanding of the particular challenges and opportunities you face every day.

Our expertise includes

  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Change management and leadership
  • Leadership development, individual and team coaching
  • Organizational culture assessment and change
  • Virtual team leadership
  • Organizational diversity and inclusion strategies
  • Organizational and governance reviews
  • Gender and leadership
  • Feminist leadership

What Makes Five Oaks Consulting Unique?

  1. We don’t swoop in and then leave again, but instead  prefer ongoing accompaniment, based on relationships of ever increasing trust, mutual understanding and learning

  2. We provide analytical rigor yet are grounded in common sense

  3. We stay up to date on current discourses and innovations, while at the same time honoring the value of proven forms of existing knowledge and practice

A Proven Process

Our collaboration adapts to your unique needs, guided by our proven process:

Discovery

Assessing needs and analyzing challenges

Solution design

Crafting a tailored solution

Implementation

Executing the solution collaboratively

Iteration

Adapting dynamically to new insights and contexts

Evaluation

Your assessment of the delivered value