Phyllis Teicher Goldman, principal and founding partner

Phyllis Teicher Goldman’s extensive experience in building development programs from the inside out has made her an expert in identifying and capitalizing on opportunities, and in translating and breaking down long-term strategies into concrete work plans. As vice president for external affairs at American Jewish World Service, Phyllis developed a cutting-edge communications and development program that grew the organization’s annual budget to $50 million from $7 million in just seven years. Previously, Phyllis served as the senior development executive at the New Israel Fund during a period of unprecedented growth. She also led development efforts as a trustee on a variety of boards and chaired successful capital campaigns for a variety of educational and cultural institutions. Phyllis currently serves as an evaluator for Slingshot. She holds an M.S. from the Columbia University School of Social Work and a B.A. from NYU.

Nancy Schwartz Sternoff, principal and founding partner

Nancy Schwartz Sternoff excels at helping clients articulate strategies, outline specific objectives, and devise and implement tactics that help keep projects moving and growing. She spent 13 years as the Director of the Dobkin Family Foundation, a pre-eminent funder of feminist leadership, advocacy and women’s advancement. In that capacity, she served as an advisor to highly respected organizations such as the Ms. Foundation for Women, The Jewish Women’s Archive, among many others, and used her extensive experience in growing annual campaigns and undertaking special campaigns to provide technical assistance to the foundation's grantee partners. Nancy’s experience also includes six years as Senior Vice President of the Baltimore Jewish Federation and chief fundraiser for former Congressman John Miller of Washington. Additionally, Nancy has been a volunteer activist, serving on the boards of numerous national organizations. She presently sits on the board of Bikkurim, an innovation incubator. She has served as an evaluator for Slingshot, and was selected to serve as a juror for the Americans for the 2013 UNFPA International Award for the Health and Dignity of Women. She holds an M.A. in American literature from NYU and a B.A. summa cum laude from Syracuse University.