• We help you connect with and craft meaningful stories to bring people closer to your mission.


  • We create research-based strategies that deepen relationships and expand your capacity to secure the resources you need.

Community Engagement

  • We mobilize your people, engaging your community from the inside out.

Leadership Development

  • We provide transformative support to help you navigate the currents of change.

What We Bring: Our Core Competencies

Vela brings a constellation of support that offers a diverse array of expertise, because we know that it’s about money…and so much more. Our core competencies include:

  • Program Evaluation
  • Fund Development & Capital Campaigns
  • Grants Research, Strategy and Writing
  • Leadership & Transition
  • Branding & Content Development
  • Community Engagement & Stakeholder Analysis
  • Visioning & Strategic Alignment
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research

How We Work: Our Guiding Principles

In our work, we strive to:

  • Bring a quality of curiosity to every interaction;
  • Be intentionally inclusive and collaborative;
  • Seek wisdom from our clients and their constituents; and
  • Lead with light hearts.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”Vincent Van Gogh