Pasque flower, photo by John Haarstad, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Pasque flower, photo by John Haarstad, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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 leadership-level projects, especially 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 beautiful and effective visual formats. Please be 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.

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Ideas & Writings

The Central Corridor Funders’ Collaborative (CCFC), a 10-year, $20 million effort begun in 2008, is the project of 12 local and national foundations created to coordinate strategies, planning and action around the new green line, set to open June 14. An overarching goal was for the public investment in light-rail construction to result in both economic opportunities for local residents and coordinated local investment along the transit corridor, which travels through low- and moderate-income neighborhoods along its route.