To maximize impact and realize mission-critical objectives, nonprofits, philanthropies and companies must evolve beyond transactional charity work and become dynamic change agents.

Wachs Strategies draws on our team’s extensive experience in political, non-profit, academic, and corporate environments to collaborate and partner with clients to design and build successful social impact strategies.

We customize each engagement to understand unique needs and goals, unearthing innovative possibilities that meet objectives and designing infrastructures and programmatic strategies to support the launch and scale of those solutions. We embed with client staff and leadership throughout all stages of the engagement, from strategic planning and tactical design to training and implementation.

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Josh Wachs launched Wachs Strategies in 2016 to share his multi-sector expertise with leaders.

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We advise leadership on strategy, executive positioning and communications around social impact.

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What our clients say about us

Katie Wilson

Executive Director

Urban School Food Alliance

“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 suc…Read full testimonials

Monica Dixon

Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

“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…Read full testimonials

Desmond Meade

Executive Director

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

“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 he…Read full testimonials

Mark Shriver


Save the Children Action Network

“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.”

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Bradley Tusk


Tusk Philanthropies

“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.”

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Kathy Behrens

President, Social Responsibility and Player Programs

National Basketball Association

“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 o…Read full testimonials

Bill Shore

Founder & Executive Chairman

Share Our Strength

“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 …Read full testimonials

Chris Watts

Executive Director

National Fitness Foundation

“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 stor…Read full testimonials

Kerry Washington

Actress and Producer

 Through their knowledge and key relationships with social justice organizations and leaders, Josh and the team at Wach’s 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.

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Wachs Strategies transforms how companies and organizations shape social change and impact.

We believe social impact not only builds brands but also serves as a fundamental business driver. Too often corporate social responsibility efforts are siloed, secondary, and stifled by old paradigms.

Wachs Strategies helps corporations develop a cohesive social impact strategy that increases both their business and impact bottom lines. We work to align leaders and energize workforces, leveraging our experience with corporate partnerships, government affairs and philanthropies. We believe social impact can be a source of competitive advantage for corporations. But too often corporate social responsibility efforts are siloed, secondary, and not seen as a driver of business goals

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NBA Cares

Monumental Sports & Entertainment - Case Study - Wachs Strategies

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Today, the scale of solutions needed to solve social problems in a society with rapidly changing demographics.  Developing core strategies how to deploy resources to make the change you want can be challenging given the spectrum of issues and organizations.  To scale impact requires changes in public policy. We work with philanthropies to match their interests and goals with the need in the community to generate long-term, strategic social impact.


Tusk Philanthropies

In a highly competitive environment with finite resources demonstrating and communicating your unique value to stakeholders is more important than ever.  Oftentimes non-profits must embrace a systems change approach to truly address their mission.   We work with nonprofits to develop strategies and partnerships that scale their work to take their impact to the next level.

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Urban School Food Alliance

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition - Case Study - Wachs Strategies

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

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