About Cause & Effect

Strategic change for a more just and peaceful world

We’re here to help you make a bigger difference in the world.

Our consulting services can strengthen your governance, improve your programming, build stronger relationships with your constituents, or boost your revenues. We work with secular and progressive nonprofits and public agencies through a broad range of consulting services.

Our work for you is grounded in the personal experiences and values of our principals, Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE, and Jonathan W. Howard. Our lives and our work reflect our commitment to global and community justice, to the power of creativity, and to the value of questioning age-old assumptions.

You’ll benefit from our direct experience as fundraisers, communicators, program implementers, change managers and frontline volunteers – from global NGOs to government agencies to grassroots nonprofits.

We formed Cause & Effect in 1996 to share our service, commitment and expertise with people like you. Our clients tell us they value our outsider’s objectivity and fresh perspective as well as our insider knowledge of how the best nonprofits strengthen programs, generate revenues and manage change.

Read our bios:
Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE
Jonathan W. Howard