Our Distinctions

To help you distinguish one firm's operating philosophy from another, we invite you to consider what we use to define and measure our success. Please ask us to demonstrate how we employ these principles for your benefit.

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Our Mission

LCG's sole purpose is to advance the standards and practice of effective management and philanthropy among the clients we serve.

Our Methods

We promote a systems approach to delivering customized and sustainable services that are designed within the context of measurable and cost-effective strategies.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the most effective and respected consulting group to those we serve. We measure that regularly in relation to our results, references, referrals, and repeat business.

Our Values

Along with our Mission, Methods, and Vision, the following corporate values drive our planning and decision-making process

Purpose Beyond Profit

Our profit is evaluated as a measurement of our value to those we serve and a means of self-financed growth, but it is not an end unto itself.

Results Over Rhetoric

We maintain an intense commitment to distinctive, measurable, enduring, and high impact outcomes for our clients. We will not, for any reason, engage in contracts that fail to meet this standard, nor will we employ techniques that act as a substitute for results.

Innovation Not Imitation

Innovation requires the willingness to embrace risk and accept failure as a part of the creative process. Although we rely on proven methods in the delivery of our services, we also encourage high levels of action and experimentation in order to produce new and unexpected paths of progress and change—especially in this economic environment.

Our Operating Beliefs

Each member of the team at LCG embraces a set of critical operating beliefs that define our corporate culture:

  • Our efforts for a client are not defined by the size of the client or the size of the contract. Each project is accorded the same level of respect and investment.
  • Measurable, identifiable results are paramount, but they are never achieved by sacrificing ethics. Therefore, we remain resolute in maintaining the highest business, ethical, and professional standards.
  • In the face of adversity, crisis, or conflict, we will always demonstrate integrity.
  • We will always strive to lead by example. Therefore, in order to effectively promote philanthropy and sound business practice, we will model the standards that lead to those outcomes. One way we accomplish this is by continually expanding our knowledge in the areas of fund development, organizational development, management, governance, marketing, and public relations.
  • In addition to our commitment to continuing education, employees are expected to contribute a minimum of 3% of their salaries to their charity of choice.
  • As a corporation, LCG is committed to contributing a minimum of 5% of its pre-tax profits to charity. Our average commitment to corporate social responsibility exceeds 10% annually.
  • We believe that by providing high impact services to the nonprofit sector, we are benefitting society and advancing a shared public trust.

  • 100% of those responding to our client satisfaction surveys indicated they would use LCG again and would recommend us to other organizations.
  • 100% of our business comes from referrals or repeat business, which is the most meaningful measurement of our success.
  • We are exceptionally proud of the fact that we have never had a contract terminated for performance issues nor have we failed to meet mutually agreed upon goals or objectives.

 

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us

Fundamental values are central to our decision making process, especially when addressing conflicts, crises, or unexpected changes.