Helping mission-driven organizations discover clarity, direction, and priorities.
VESTEDin™ Consulting Group, LLC, brings a wealth of passion, creative thinking, and enthusiasm to every client, backed by over 20 years of experience from its founder, Bridget Y. Samuel. This experience, combined with Bridget's in-depth knowledge of the community, reputational capital, and broad network of contacts in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, has resulted in a client base spanning nationwide.
Since 2012, we have employed a human-centered approach supported by organizational development practices, quality performance tools, data, and research, to assist nonprofits of various sizes in achieving incremental and transformational change.
Bridget Y. Samuel, the founder of VESTEDin™ Consulting, draws inspiration from 20 years of lived experience in social work, nonprofits, and philanthropy. Her unwavering passion for empowering individuals, teams, and organizations to meet aspirational goals resulted in an appearance on the NBC Nightly News, a quote in the New York Times, and being named a Finalist for The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program.
We get the nonprofit hustle – it's a whole different ballgame. But that's where we come in. We've got a sweet lineup of customized superpowers to help your organization shine even brighter. We're talking game-changing moves like strategic planning, succession planning, and facilitation. Whatever you need to rock your mission and make waves of social goodness – we've got your back!
Guiding your organization to refined and aligned goals
Setting Successors Up for Success© by assembling a SUCCESSion ROADMAP™
Designing productive and meaningful meetings that drive collaboration, innovation, and effective decision-making
We've "done it all" - successes and missteps, with many lessons learned! From board member to board thought partner, COO to grassroots activator, social worker to philanthropy program officer, and lots in between. Our extensive nonprofit operations and philanthropy knowledge positions us as a 'go-to partner' for contributing to a healthy nonprofit ecosystem.
What sets our facilitation apart from the rest? High Energy! Enthusiasm! Authenticity! This comes from our deep-rooted passion and love for what we do; and enables us to 'quickly' create a safe space for candid conversations.
We are 'generalists' with breadth and depth who have worked with diverse individuals and communities within the U.S. and abroad; and nonprofit sectors, including health, social services, social justice, arts, and philanthropy. This broad perspective allows us to see the big picture, navigate vague or poorly defined situations, and derive new patterns.
We approach capacity building with an empathetic lens and active listening to customize services based on our client's needs. Divergent (creative) and convergent (well-defined) thinking from various
stakeholders' perspectives generate new ideas and viable solutions to organizational challenges.
The magnitude of impact corresponds to the successful execution of change. Our approach to capacity building ignites incremental and transformative shifts that empower meaningful outcomes and improvements for our clients.
'Learn as if you were to live forever' by Mahatma Gandhi is our mantra. When equipped with the latest knowledge and innovative strategies, we can provide clients with informed recommendations and practical solutions tailored to the ever-evolving nonprofit landscape.
"Bridget successfully led project management and change management efforts that resulted in universal metrics, simplified processes and the implementation of our company's CRM. Bridget worked very well with my staff and the project came in under budget. She's a pleasure to work with and receptive to feedback! Loved working with her!"
"Bridget built the organizational effectiveness practice at Episcopal Health Foundation from scratch. Her deep experience in the nonprofit sector and her broad experience in providing consulting support to the sector enabled her to design a practice for our grantees that meets each of their unique needs... I heartily recommend Bridget to any organization looking to improve."
-Elena Marks, President & CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation
"Bridget is a joy to work with. Her wealth of knowledge and passion for organizational development, culture, and human-centered systems working for true positive change are inspiring. She lives this work with authenticity, good humor, and courage."