Photo: "Last Ice" by Clairity on Flickr

Photo: "Last Ice" by Clairity on Flickr

Lutman & Associates works with nonprofit clients in cultural, media, and philanthropic sectors on strategy; program assessment and development; ideation and feasibility of new initiatives; and on planning and evaluation. 

Our distinctive capabilities come from having done the work: we’ve been there.

We work side-by-side with clients as colleagues and thought partners, bringing fresh energy and our outsiders’ objectivity and experience to your ideas. Our goal is our clients’ vitality and independence.

What’s Up Pop Up events are public projects we create to build community capacity for dialogue, debate, and discovery. Pop ups feature the ideas and people that are influencing us, and turn our work inside out to share with you.


We work with non-profit clients nationally on a variety of leadership-level projects, particularly when organizations are looking for an experienced thought partner to engage in strategic and planning objectives. We assemble teams as needed and enjoy working with a variety of partners to get things done.

Our cohort of visual collaborators means the work can be delivered in a variety of beautiful and contemporary visual formats. Please get in touch! We’re happy to provide work samples and references.

What's Up?

What's Up with Randall Grahm? In Conversation with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Celebrated winemaker and blogger Randall Grahm, founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard, will make a rare appearance in the Twin Cities in conversation with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl.

Latest Writing

Ideas & Writings

Originally published in Twin Cities Business Magazine.

A few years ago, or even more recently than that, if you perused a strategic plan or annual report from just about any nonprofit organization, it was a printed tome with a few photographs, even fewer charts and graphs, and a lot of print.

Times are changing. Today a nonprofit’s annual report or strategic plan—if printed at all—is as likely to look like a map, a decision tree, or a one-page colorful image as it is a multipage booklet that costs hundreds or even thousands to prepare. Nonprofits are becoming more creative...