Strategic Planning

Discovering and capitalizing on the strengths and successes of your organization is the key to creating your preferred future. Next Ascent uses a profoundly positive approach for strategic planning–SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results). SOAR is a relatively new, but well-documented and established strategic planning framework that is an alternative to the traditional SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis.

Fundraising and Development

We celebrate the inherent strengths and potential within your organization and community. Together, we embark on a journey, fueled by collaboration and positivity, to elevate your fundraising efforts and foster a deeper sense of community engagement.


Discovering the possibilities before you is the first step. Positively acting on them takes you to the next level of success. Whether you are new to your current position or a seasoned veteran in your field, understanding how to capitalize on your strengths is not only a huge precursor to success, it is an absolute must if you want to make a substantial breakthrough.

High Performance Team Building

Next Ascent specializes in helping organizational groups become higher performing teams through a strength-based, positive change approach, known as Appreciative Inquiry (AI). As certified AI facilitators, we will guide your division, department, committee, task force, or other team members in building upon their greatest individual and collective strengths. Our engagements are custom designed for each client to search for the best in people and how to capitalize on their individual and collective strengths to help them and their team breakthrough to the next level of success.