Our vision is for people of all walks of life to feel empowered to create the world they want to live in.
We are dedicated to providing people and organizations the knowledge and tools they need to create positive and lasting change in the world.
Pathfinder Solutions is a nonprofit research and advisory firm specializing in talent development and capacity building for cause-focused organizations. Our parent organization was founded in 1982 to promote civic engagement and over the years has served as an incubator for many socially responsible, entrepreneurial projects. Pathfinder team of associates have an average of over 20 years of experience, have worked on every continent, and speak 10 languages.
Our work includes projects ranging from small-scale, locally focused efforts, to broad-based multi-state and multi-agency assignments. Our staff and consortium of consultants have particularly strong background in organizational development, leadership, research, evaluation and change management. We provide services to foundations, non-profits/NGOs, corporate social responsibility programs, educational institutions and government agencies.
We have extensive experience working with underprivileged populations. Much of our work has been in the fields of health, education, environment, aging and youth development. We present at national conferences and have authored articles published by the Stanford Social Innovations Review, Harvard Law School, Council on Foundations, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin., and the National Center on Elder Abuse. Awards received by our co-founders include the Golden Bell Award, Thousand Points of Light Award, and the Stephen Graham Award, Colorado’s highest award for nonprofit capacity building.
Pathfinder’s work includes a two-year training and research study focused on foundation effectiveness sponsored by the Council on Foundations. In 2010, we launched the Talent Development Initiative in partnership with the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Pathfinder Solutions also serves as the cause-focused division of RoundPegg, a company offering the hottest new human capital management software on the market. Other work also includes evaluation, training and facilitation for foundations, nonprofits and state and federal government departments, as well as capacity building assistance for community-based projects and cause-based organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Volunteers of America, and The Nature Conservancy.
Pathfinder’s co-founders, Jeff Pryor and Alexandra Mitchell, have taught at Regis University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. They are also authoring a book, entitled Path With A Heart, aimed at inspiring cause-focused career exploration among the Millennial generation. Organizational capacity building services include: