Boules Consulting is a social impact consulting firm specializing in helping the helper scale their impact. Through our proven and trademarked best practice of Prepare, Plan, and Propel™, we help mission-driven initiatives build a strong operational foundation and scalable infrastructure to sustainably launch their programs.
What sets Boules Consulting apart is our unique ability to synthesize quantitative data with compelling storytelling, producing actionable, public policy-driven results. Established in 2018 by Founder Marianne Boules, the firm initially focused on grant writing, assisting over 61 nonprofit organizations in raising over $52 million for diverse projects in a short span.
Throughout the process, we saw that our greatest strength laid in our strategic approach. While some firms are proposal writing firms that specialize in just answering the prompt, Boules Consulting’s whole-picture approach allows us to see beyond the solicitation to craft thoughtful, achievable programs that speak both to the funder’s ultimate goal and the client’s needs.
Simultaneously, we observed that many social enterprises lacked the essential business foundation and infrastructure to become funding-ready, and they faced challenges in navigating post-funding processes.
So we did for ourselves what we do for others: we identified the problem for our service population, piloted a program, and launched a new program to serve them. That is how Prepare, Plan, Propel (™) was born, and in an even shorter timeframe, Boules Consulting’s new process helped raise an additional $22 million for its clients.
The PPP model provides a holistic roadmap for different agencies and the services they need, so that Boules Consulting is there right along side them to support them at any step of their journey.