About Civitas Strategies

We contribute to the betterment of children and families’ lives by helping public-serving organizations grow through strategy design and crafting sustainable business models. Our ten-year goal is to help our clients improve the lives of 1 million children and families. Our clients do the truly noble work, in the trenches, with children and families. We enable a broad base of clients to reach more families and children by refining their strategy and sustaining their impact. Our commitment to community is not only in our client service, but also our pro bono projects, carbon neutral operations, and corporate giving program, which totals over 15% of our annual net profit.

Our Services

Strategy Design & Advisement

We partner with both for- and nonprofit clients to develop powerful and sustainable strategies and business models focused on value propositions, cost structures, forecasting revenue streams, and identifying key partners and resources. We also serve as thought partners to leaders, via one-on-one advisement services, to navigate emergent strategy, internally and externally.


We collaborate with both funders and organizations to assess programmatic impact, co-design scaling plans, and evaluate levels of operational efficiency and profitability. Our evaluations are not simple “temperature checks” or compliance measurements. The process is actionable and focused, offering organizations a clear path to operational improvement and greater efficiency beyond the evaluation.

Recruiting & Talent Management

We use our own, proven Lean Recruitment© method to help our clients find high-quality talent 40% faster than traditional recruitment firms, at half of the cost. Our book taking you step-by-step through Lean Recruitment is now available (domestic nonprofits- contact us for a free copy). We also offer human resources expertise and support for our clients’ emergent needs including: recruitment and hiring, personnel transitions, and professional development.

Our Approach

Achieve Your Vision

We serve any organization wanting to improve communities and the lives of children and families – large or small, nonprofit or for-profit, foundations, and universities. We also specialize in executive counsel.

We are a full-service management consultancy – We bring a one-stop-shop, providing an array of cost-effective services to small-, mid-, and large-sized organizations that are normally out of their reach.

We use our own consistently proven process in every engagement – Our Balanced Growth Approach© assesses external opportunities, internal capacity, and leads to a clear path for sustainable growth. *View Here*

We are action-oriented – Our unrelenting focus is on a clear, measurable path forward for our clients. Their success is our success.

We execute complex projects under tight deadlines – We know our clients are eager to move forward, so we progress swiftly from learning to design to application.

We offer a connection – We guide community-based, state, and national organizations as they identify and establish successful partnerships, helping them to be current, relevant, and collaborative.

Our Work

School Readiness Consulting

University of Florida Lastinger Center
for Learning

The Immokalee Foundation

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Take Stock in Children

Housing Families

Families and Work Institute

Leading for Children

Our Team

Gary Romano

President and CEO

Alison LaRocca

Engagement Manager

Bonnie Clapp


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1 Hampton Court Lynnfield, MA 01940



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