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Virescent Group

Building Nonprofits Capacity for Mission-Driven Growth

 

Services

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Targeted Growth

Exploring and identifying opportunities for growth and outlining a plan to get there

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Strategic Insights

Developing a actionable, adaptive roadmap to achieve strategic goals

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Board Governance

Elevating the impact of board of directors through established best practices

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Implementation Services

Hands-on support for projects, initiatives, and on-going operations

 

Approach

The word virescent signifies the first new, bright green color appearing on trees in the early spring. Virescent Group seeks to capture these kinds of new, exciting growth opportunities for its nonprofit clients. Virescent brings sound business acumen from the for profit world and couples it with nonprofit best practices to provide a data-driven, outside-in approach tailored to nonprofits. Virescent partners with nonprofits to strengthen their organization and improve their ability to achieve their mission. Virescent's sole focus on capacity building includes actionable planning, seizing targeted growth opportunities, elevating board governance, and providing hands-on implementation support. 

Kristalee Montemayor Overdahl

Kristalee Overdahl, founder of Virescent Group, brings over twenty years of experience in strategy consulting and operations management. Over the course of her career, Kristalee engaged in the nonprofit sector serving as Managing Director at the Advisory Board Company and Deputy Executive Director of Compass consulting with hospitals, health systems, and local nonprofits to help achieve their missions. In addition to nonprofit consulting, Kristalee served as a management consultant at A. T. Kearney and Accenture serving Fortune 500 companies in strategy and operations management across the retail, chemical, consumer products, and energy sectors. Prior to launching Virescent, Kristalee founded Girls for Good, a social enterprise to engage girls in STEM to create solutions to sustainability challenges like clear air, clean water, and renewable energy. 

 

Kristalee earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. She currently serves on the board of Compass, a pro bono strategy consulting nonprofit, and on the board of Citrine Angels, an angel investing group providing early stage funding to women entrepreneurs. She has also served on several local nonprofit boards  focused  on education.

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Projects

Created a 5-year strategic plan for a $4M early learning nonprofit to navigate changing competitive and regulatory landscape.

Implemented best practices to elevate the performance of a 14-person nonprofit board of directors from a “rubber stamp” board to a strategic board.

 

Launched pilot for a out-of-school time program from concept to full program launch for education social enterprise.

Guided private foundation board through decision to remain a perpetual foundation or to spend down its $5M corpus.

Facilitated a one-day board retreat to establish and prioritize strategic goals for upcoming fiscal year

Launched new program for $500K capacity building nonprofit from concept to full program launch.

Created three-pronged marketing plan to increase revenue of an earned income venture of a small $300K community-focused nonprofit through increased visibility, low-cost campaigns, and cross selling opportunities.

Built nonprofit monthly, quarterly and annual dashboards to track organizational, financial, and board performance.

 

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