Canopy Strategic Partners

Canopy Strategic Partners is a full-service planning and consulting firm dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations, including zoos, aquariums, and conservation organizations, create a better future for the planet.

Canopy Strategic Partners champions leadersbuilds communities, and makes change happen through transformative insights. We provide a comprehensive suite of services connecting mission, margin, and impact. We are proud of our more than a century of experience in the profession, offering planning, leadership, and economics services helping organizations, communities, and leaders grow.

Our team has worked with over 150 AZA and WAZA institutions of all sizes around the globe developing innovative and ground-breaking plans.

We balance mission and margin. Canopy’s philosophy is to create an optimized balance between the client’s mission and its need for fiscal sustainability. We have helped many of your colleagues create high-performing organizations and can leverage that expertise for you. We create plans for growth and are partners in laying the foundation for the success of your entire organization, helping you imagine the future, and delivering actionable insights to reach new heights.

We value data-driven decisions and are experts in data and analytics. Canopy was built on the principle of strengthening our clients’ missions and impacts by maximizing their financial margins. By leveraging proprietary industry data, we develop comprehensive financial models, feasibility studies, and expert operational and market analyses to provide you with the data and direction you need to achieve sustainable, long-term growth.

We champion leaders. Success demands visionary leadership. We are expert advisors, skilled recruiters, and compassionate mentors with 20 years of proven experience helping organizations identify exceptional talent capable of taking their mission to the next level.  

We bring people together and build bridges. One of Canopy Strategic Partners’ strengths is our ability to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, unite them behind a common vision, and develop an actionable plan to achieve success. Many of our projects involve multiple boards; city, state, and county governments; and wide-ranging stakeholders. Our extensive expertise with assessing and analyzing a broad array of data, inputs, and feedback and then identifying key and useful findings demonstrates our ability to listen to many voices yet come up with focused solutions that work for everyone. Our work is based in understanding, not assumptions. 

Our comprehensive suite of services:

  • Planning: Strategic planning, master planning, conservation planning
  • Leadership: Executive search, succession planning, diversity strategy
  • Economics: Business planning, feasibility study, market analysis, economic impact research

Tel: +1 610.365.7446

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