Insignia Partners did a masterful job leading our board through a strategic planning exercise. They balanced our need for flexibility with our desire to achieve ambitious goals in a short period. They expertly managed a diverse array of voices and opinions in a way that resulted in a clear set of strategies that will accelerate the impact of our organization.
Chief Executive Officer, A+ Denver
Thank you again for what you did for AAE and how you did it. You were patient, confident, helpful, and supportive, but you also coaxed and lovingly nudged us through a comprehensive and involved process that on our own we wouldn’t have been able to do. It was a very pleasant experience and left us better suited to overcome the challenges and maximize the opportunities ahead.
Executive Vice President, Association of American Educators
Our new organization needed the steady direction of Insignia Partners to help turn our thoughts and ideas into a strategic plan. Marisol guided us through the process, which allowed us to be true to our objectives as an organization. They were always available, and we are grateful for their guidance and professionalism.
Founder and Executive Director, Parents Advocate League
I just wanted to thank Insignia Partners for their hard work on this! It turned out really great! I’m excited and looking forward to the excellence this will bring to Trillium as well as rolling up our sleeves and getting the work done! I feel like the time and energy put forth has already had a positive impact on the school and the task work hasn’t even happened yet!
Superintendent, Trillium Academy
Insignia Partners helped identify and convene key stakeholders in our region and use their input to craft a program start-up plan. Their connections, expertise, and execution were vital to getting our program off to a great start.
Senior Director, Detroit Regional Chamber
I really enjoy working with the Insignia Partners team. They consistently produce high-quality work, and are a pleasure to work with. They know the education reform space, and therefore provide thoughtful guidance. I expect to work with them again and again.
Chief of Staff, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
I feel like you hit it out of the park with Insignia Partners. Those ladies were amazing. They brought out all of our best qualities.
Principal, Summit Academy North Middle School
Insignia Partners goes above and beyond their call of duty. Their working style is such that we were not only confident in their strategic planning work, but we were even more confident in their dedication to the mission of MCSA and the sincere concern they showed for Mississippi’s unique political environment.
Executive Director, Mississippi Charter Schools Association
Insignia Partners is the hottest strategy planning team in the country. And they’re damn funny too!
Caroline Roemer Shirley
Executive Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools
Insignia Partners responded to an RFP with thoughtful and detailed ideas. Once they were chosen for the project, we found them to be responsive, flexible, and timely. We were very pleased with their report and it has provided the backbone for our funding strategy. I look forward to working with Marisol again in the future.
Facilitator, The Education Philanthropic Collaborative Fund
We could not have been more pleased with our partnership with Insignia Partners. They were able to form relationships and analyze both data and people to help us, as funders, know which levers to pull and areas to invest. They make this work, which is difficult in nature, interesting, fun, and real. We look forward to partnering with them again and would recommend them to all.
Director of Educational Investments, School Smart Kansas City
Marisol has been the facilitator, partner and coach I needed to move several challenging projects and situations forward. She doesn’t always tell me what I want to hear, but she always tells me what I NEED to hear.
President, National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Please know that today's session for DEA's leadership team was one of the most productive we've had in a while. The level of discussion and engagement helped shape the thoughts, and hopefully, meaningful actions for immediate practice. You and Lisa kept the momentum going
School Leaders, David Ellis Academy
Insignia partners have been critical in supporting Bluum’s efforts in Idaho to manage our $17.1 million federal Charter School Program (CSP) grant. As one of the country’s first non-profit organizations to receive federal CSP funding the stakes for our work are very high, and our efforts to help open, expand and replicate public charter schools faces scrutiny. I sleep better at night because I know Insignia Partners have worked closely with us to build our processes, procedures and play book for managing the responsibility of directing and overseeing a significant federal grant. Their support and expertise have been critical to our efforts. I would highly recommend them to others working in the public charter school space. They are true pros.
Thank you for everything you did to get us from a first meeting where we didn’t know each other and were leery of where everyone stood to today where we are actually sad that it’s over.
Don’t know how we get to this place without your work.
Kathie A. Barstnar
Executive Director | NAIOP Colorado - Climate Action Task Force Member
Thank you so much for your support throughout this amazing process. You accommodated, synthesized, and listened to our ideas so gracefully and thoroughly. As Council members stated, you worked miracles, especially when it counted in the end. We couldn’t have done it without you.
I am speechless. Honestly, I have never participated in as deep or meaningful, complex, unwieldy but completely authentic conversation. And to think it was not face to face.
It will stay with me for a long time. I hope it does linger because there were so many layers it will take time for me to learn all there was to learn.
Marisol was an incredible facilitator. We had a group who came in mad at each other and entrenched in their opposition. It was contentious, but Marisol navigated it deftly and with humor. She helped everyone at the table to see each other as people, not positions, and helped the group navigate a complete change in plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting right in the middle of our task force meetings. She kept everyone motivated, on task, and moving forward with a very tight timeline, and got the group to 100% consensus at the end. Marisol is amazing, and we could not have done it without her!
President of Denver City Council