The Napa Group’s strategic alliances with other values-driven organizations facilitate just-in-time, cost-effective services and products customized to client needs.

Access/Information, Inc.

The Napa Research function is supported by a partnership with Access/Information, Inc. A leader in information management and online research, Access/Information specializes in such areas as business, high-tech, higher education and educational issues.


Our relationship with BoardSource expands The Napa Group's solutions-oriented expertise for management teams and governing boards in colleges and universities, associations, foundations and other nonprofit organizations. BoardSource, the only organization in the U.S. focused exclusively on nonprofit governance practices, focuses its mission on advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service through hundreds of widely used publications, training programs, assessment services, consulting and the annual BoardSource Leadership Forum.

B/R/S Group

Insight generation, marketing counsel and consumer and business research through an alliance with the B/R/S Group and its CEO Lorne McMillan offer depth in brand development and product and service positioning for our clients. The B/R/S Group’s global client base ranges from Fortune 100 companies to recent start-ups and actively mixes insights from the non-profit and the for-profit sectors.

Cayenne Consulting

Business planning and modeling, decision analysis and financial forecasting – important to organizational growth, sustainability and investor relations – are supported through an alliance with the financial analytics firm Cayenne Consulting LLC, and principal consultant Tom Dykstra, MBA, CFPIM, whose entrepreneurial expertise spans a variety of industries.

Consulting Psychologists (CPP), Inc.

Our alliance with Rochelle Teising, author, and CPP, Inc., provide our capacity with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI ®) Assessment. Since its founding in 1956, CPP has been a leading publisher and provider of innovative products and services for individual and organizational development needs.

EBH Consulting

Our training, coaching, and strategic talent management services for fundraisers and volunteers are supported through our alliance with Elizabeth B. “Beth” Herman of EBH Consulting, whose workshops and other programs help define and implement more effective approaches to major gift fundraising.

Jerold Pearson Consulting

As a recognized leader in higher education research and opinion polling at more than 60 institutions, Jerold Pearson, director of market research at Stanford University, brings strategic analysis and customized data and insights that allow our alumni association clients in particular to make informed decisions and develop more successful programs.

Lanterna Consulting, Inc.

Our alliance with Lanterna Consulting and its founder and president Holly Johnson and consultant Mike Wold expands our strategic planning, project facilitation and leadership team development activities in the public and nonprofit sectors. Lanterna’s collaborative approach with individuals, teams and organizations identifies and designs desired change as well as creates and manages major initiatives to successfully transform plans into results.

Performance Enhancement Group, Ltd. (PEG)

Through PEG’s data-driven market research, we strengthen high performance in both non-profit and public sectors. PEG administers the Alumni Attitude Study ©, which delivers attitudinal and engagement data to advance alumni engagement and put into action activities of highest value to their alumni.

Profiles International, Inc.

A relationship with Profiles International, Inc., provides our 360-degree assessment capability. Profiles International is the recognized world leader in employment evaluation and management assessment tools.

Resources Unlimited/Inscape Publishing (DiSC Profile)

Our alliance with Resources Unlimited, an authorized distributor of Inscape Publishing's Personnel Profile Systems, provides access to DiSC, a web-based tool to gain insight into individual work preferences and styles by exploring behavior across four primary dimensions: Dominance, influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.

Our Values

Our core values of integrity, direct-dealing and results drive every client relationship:
  • We believe that competitive advantage in the 21st century will belong to the values-driven organization that is built on the principles of solid business planning, financial management and people accountability.
  • We understand that change is continuous so we partner with our clients to create a vision for the future in which everybody impacted has a sense of equity.
  • We create an environment conducive to teamwork and innovation and in which people are committed to the success of the organization and each other.