“Paul worked with us during a very challenging time. His immediate grasp of our needs, instincts, and professionalism all contributed tremendously to our success in moving forward on a solid footing. His knowledge and understanding of how a non-profit organization works are invaluable.”
Judy Katz, Board Chair, Steps to Success, Inc., Brookline MA
“I’ve worked with Paul in several different situations over the years. In the face of complex challenges, he has the patience and determination to get to the root causes and develop creative solutions. He’s one of the smartest and most innovative leaders I’ve had the good fortune to work with over the years.”
Barry Horwitz, President, Horwitz & Company, Newton MA
"...I brought Paul into two projects I directly ran as well as other projects I oversaw as the firm’s “Managing Partner”. I learned to value his judgment, based on extensive experience, in the field of non-profit and social mission work. His credentials are extraordinary. And the challenges he’s faced, including managing services through the pandemic, gives him deep insight into understanding what an Executive Director, a Board member and the community served by a nonprofit needs, especially in challenging times."
Barbara Thornton, Founder and former Managing Partner, Interim Executive Solutions, Arlington, MA
“Tom served as interim executive director of a mid-sized settlement house after the somewhat unexpected departure of the ED. I served on the board committee that selected and retained his services. He addressed critical issues of personnel, finances, and organizational culture immediately in a way that garnered the respect of senior staff. He conducted a thorough organizational assessment that provided important information to the board and the incoming president/CEO. This report is now serving as the basis of our strategic planning. The expense of interim management was unexpected and unbudgeted, but was a very important investment in the future of our community-based organization.”
Ann McQueen, Senior Program Officer, The Boston Foundation, Boston, MA
“I just wanted to thank you for the very thorough and candid IED report to the BOD. It is some of the finest work I have seen in 20 years.”
Robb Zarges, Executive Director
"I have been a client and colleague of Tom Colligan for almost 40 years. He and I collaborated on many projects, both in his capacity as an interim executive director and on strategic not-for-profit mergers. Tom offers consistent leadership, high ethical standards, and creative solutions to complex problems. His exemplary and professional leadership skills with boards and staff achieve efficient, effective, and remarkably successful results."
Kurt Kramer, Retired YMCA CEO
"Our 45 year-old nonprofit was having problems due to fiscal issues and an unexpected executive transition. We worked with Gloria Franqui to conduct a sustainability review and eventually developed a plan for closing the company. We found Ms. Franqui to be an expert in all aspects of nonprofit management. She was able to work with both board and staff to clearly assess the status of the organization and then develop and implement realistic and appropriate plans to take the next right steps. Ms. Franqui is clear, direct and able to provide the guidance and support necessary to make even difficult things work. She has been blessed with a good head, and an equally good heart--truly a winning combination and she is as calm as she is competent. Any organization lucky enough to have her help is a blessed group indeed."
Pamela Shea, Founder and former President and board member, New Communities Services, Inc., Cambridge, MA
"Ms. Franqui embodies the true definition of “transformation agent,” bringing a unique ability to quickly and efficiently determine the complete landscape of any organization, regardless of size and shape. Her ability to assess weaknesses at tactical and even board-of-director levels allowed us to accept a plan to close gaps, repair our fiscal deficiencies, and scale the organization more strategically, tactically, and appropriately.”
Patrick Mancini, Past Board President of the New England Hemophilia Association, Dedham, MA
"Ms. Franqui is extremely talented with experience in every aspect of nonprofit management. Through her tenure she was faced with challenge after challenge. She consistently responded with excellent judgement, creative and thoughtful planning, and concise communications. She is open and approachable, always maintaining high ethical standards, and is a true leader.”
Laura Wernick, AIA, Past Board President of Child Care Resources Center, Inc. and Senior Principal at HMFH Architects, Cambridge, MA