Client Testimonials

We’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best people passionate about making a difference. Hear what they say about the experience.

Wach’s Strategies helped us with every aspect of our organization to develop a comprehensive growth strategy. The team’s ability to see the big picture while also supporting detailed implementation delivered immediate results. From messaging to donors to onboarding our first Executive Director, Josh and his team have cross-functional expertise that helped us succeed.

Katie Wilson Executive Director

The Wach’s Strategies team knows what it takes to deliver on social impact. They led us through a process to understand our goals and unique assets, take a candid look at what was and wasn’t working, and design a path forward that is already delivering increased impact in our community and stronger business results. Their strategy development was comprehensive and smart, and they were beside us for the detailed implementation. The team adapted to our needs and coached us every step of the way. With their help, we have elevated our social impact strategy to a crucial component of our overall business strategy aligning our players, employees, and partners.

Monica Dixon Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

Wach’s Strategies has exceeded our expectations. The team has a deep understanding of what it takes to develop strategies and deliver. With their help we filled our donor pipeline, held successful fundraising events and crafted customized messaging and approaches for key donors that resulted in securing the revenue we needed to succeed. Josh’s team not only helped with the prospects we had, but also helped us design the donor infrastructure we need to keep being successful for the long-term.

Desmond Meade Executive Director

The thorough research and analysis from the consultants gave us a strong fact base to build our strategy on. The team had interviews with dozens of stakeholders and it was crucial for us to hear outside perspectives and adapt our strategy to the realities of our external environment.

Mark Shriver President

Josh is a trusted advisor who helped us develop a strategic focus for our grantmaking program that is helping us deliver the change we want to see in the world. 

Bradley Tusk CEO

When he worked at the NBA, Josh led some of our most successful business and nonprofit partnerships. He instilled a win-win-win mentality into our approach that engaged the NBA, our teams and players, and our partners to maximize social impact. He helped us in our efforts to put a highly visible stake in the ground around CSR, which resulted in real value to our business and community efforts.

Kathy Behrens President, Social Responsibility and Player Programs

Josh functioned as the No Kid Hungry campaign’s key architect, designing a strategy that was strong enough to rally behind, efficient enough to make use of Share Our Strength’s unique assets, and flexible enough to accommodate new opportunities and lessons learned as we attempted a type of social change that no one had ever done before. As a result, Share Our Strength nearly doubled in size and more than doubled its impact, changing the lives of millions more American kids. Josh’s combination of strategic thinking, political savvy and personal commitment makes Wachs Strategy a force multiplier on behalf of transformational change.

Bill Shore Founder & Executive Chairman

Josh helped the National Fitness Foundation navigate and maximize a critical transition period. While we were reworking just about every aspect of our services and operations, Josh provided astute guidance and creative ideas that got us working together on how we could link our program work, development efforts and communications strategy to best tell our story and scale our impact.

Chris Watts Executive Director

Wachs Strategies partnered with us to fully explore the potential benefits and challenges of continuing a program offering. The team interviewed numerous internal and external stakeholders to ensure we had a clear view of the field, and they helped us navigate multiple good options to find the right one for us. And, when they finished their consultancy with us, they made sure we had an operating plan to pick up the next day, in a seamless transition.

Amy Sananman Senior Vice President, United Way of New York City

Through their knowledge and key relationships with social justice organizations and leaders, Josh and the team at Wachs Strategies helped me develop a compelling strategy focused on voting rights for my social impact work. Their expertise and passion were both tremendously inspiring and wonderfully effective.

Kerry Washington Actress and Producer

Josh Wachs and Wachs Strategies have been a tremendous asset to the growth of our nonprofit foundation. Josh is extremely knowledgeable, well-connected, diligent and above all a true pleasure to work with.

Stephen J Savva, Esq.