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Looking for a charter school and nonprofit strategic planning consultant to help plan and fund your big ideas?

If you’re interested in discovering how we can support your charter school or youth nonprofit’s goals, please explore our services and submit a project inquiry to get started.

If you have a general question or are interested in applying to join CDS’s team as a project-based consultant, please use the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Here’s how we can support you

Inside CDS Education Consulting

At CDS Education Consulting, educational equity is at the heart of our mission, and the promise and potential of young people fuels our work.

By blending pragmatism with idealism, we aim to fund and strategically support educators’ and leaders’ big ideas so that all youth have equitable opportunities to become leaders in their own lives and communities.

We see opportunity everywhere, and we work shoulder-to-shoulder with you in our shared mission to not only level but transform the educational playing field in our communities. We’re honored to become a trusted extension of your organization, your expert strategist and navigator, and a relentless champion for your vision.

Think we’d be a good fit to support your charter school or nonprofit? We’d love to meet you!

Building relationships and fueling your big goals, one answer at a time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of organizations do you support?

We partner with youth-focused nonprofits and charter schools.

Our nonprofit clients are typically small to midsize (annual budget of $500,000-$5 million) with a proven track record of success that need support in launching new programs, strategic planning, fundraising services, strategic coaching, or board governance support. We also support single charter schools, small charter networks, and groups who are working to found or expand charter schools.

Where are you located?

We’re proudly based in Rhode Island, but our work reaches far beyond America’s smallest state!

Many of our clients are based in the Northeast, including RI, MA, CT, and NY, but we’re able to work with clients remotely across the country.

How can I apply to join the CDS team?

Thanks for your interest in supporting CDS! Our team of project-based consultants includes many experts and senior leaders in the field, with expertise in education policy, data, research, fundraising, and more. Please reach out to us for an introduction using the contact form above, and if we’re a match we’ll share more information about how to apply.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re interested. Your unique perspective may bring valuable insights to our team, and we’re committed to fostering equitable opportunity in this work.