Kelly Burton PhD
Brandon leads business development for NRG and supports the implementation of its social enterprise ventures. In this role, he oversees partner outreach and client onboarding. Before joining NRG, Brandon served as supervisor for a mental health organization in California where he oversaw facility operations, as well as managed a community integration program. Brandon has a strong gift for technology and is committed to bringing Nexus Research Group into the 21st Century.Brandon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College.
So, how does a small consulting firm do such large-scale work? We partner. We believe in the power of strategic partnership and have partnered with top-tier firms throughout our existence. NRG and our partners have the sort of deep experience and breadth of skills that provide us a solid competitive edge, and our history of working together synergistically ensures an efficient and seamless experience for our clients each and every time.
Community Health Cooperative(CHC)
CHC specializes in collaborative community health approaches, providing high-quality support in the areas of program design, implementation, evaluation, and other activities associated with community-based health programming. CHC’s work is founded in the principles of community-based participatory research and facilitative leadership and it uses evidence-based strategies to guide every step of our process – from baseline community health needs assessments to community and partner engagement, from strategic planning to strategic action, and from program conception to program evaluation.
Kaleidoscope Pathways, LLC (KPLLC)
KPLLC is a strategic consultation and research evaluation firm that partners with philanthropic, government, and private and public institutions to develop, implement, and evaluate their social investments. KPLLC’s work is designed to clarify and maximize the impact of the various systems and interventions with people who seek to improve the lives of children, families, and communities. Dedicated to the use of data to inform policy and programming priorities, align grantmaking strategy, and support the documentation of impact and outcomes, KPLLC brings together consultants who have over 75 years of experience in evaluation and strategic decision-making. The approach is practical and participatory.
The Institute for Local Innovations, Inc. (ILI)
ILI is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to assist organizations and community development experts who span a range of professions and professional career stages the building of economically and socially healthier urban, suburban and rural communities. ILI supports servant leaders, across diverse professions, expertise and experiences, committed to the building of economically and socially healthier communities.
trepwise is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to use entrepreneurial thinking and approaches to grow and sustain for-profit and non-profit organizations by providing innovative and practical solutions. trepwise serves organizations at all stages of development: working with incubators that support entrepreneurs, with growth ventures in the process of scaling, and with established organizations that are looking to foster a culture of innovation. The trepwise team brings a broad set of skills and experiences that can be applied to any industry, and can fulfill functions typically performed by a COO, CFO or CMO, as well as strategic facilitation and executive coaching.
AIM Philanthropy is a joint impact initiative between trepwise and Nexus Research Group dedicated to making philanthropy more impactful by marrying organizational effectiveness and evaluative learning practices with grantmaking strategy to help foundations achieve the highest possible social return on investment. With solid experience across the corporate, government and third sectors, both nationally and internationally the firms bring a diverse perspective, based in acumen and industry knowledge, driven by an accomplished team. We work with clients to clarify their goals and develop strategies for impactful grantmaking.