Strategic planning and founder transition

World-renowned modern dance company engaging in collaborative creation, performance and education

  • At a critical juncture in the influential dance company’s evolution, Manus+Co led the founder’s transition, organizational development and capacity building for the next era of Pilobolus.
  • Assessed the organization’s senior leadership, staffing structure, vision and obstacles, and helped maximize communication, efficiency and clarity of mission among the staff and board members. Further work included strategic planning with a specifically designated board sub-committee.

Pilobolus has had the distinct pleasure of working with Mara Manus, first on capacity building during a period of critical growth, and now on strategic planning. Mara brings a wisdom and expertise gained from years in the field. Able to listen to client needs and to customize her approach to planning, Manus is an excellent facilitator of diverse voices. Pilobolus’s internal infrastructure, and leadership/stakeholder alignment have all been significantly advanced thanks to the work of Manus+Co.

– Lily Binns + Itamar Kubovy, Director of Development and Executive Producer