cambridge concord associates

Planning, Governance, & Organization Consulting

Enhancing health, education, equity and civil society by supporting strong organizations and collaborations.


About CCA

Cambridge Concord Associates (CCA) is a mission-driven consulting practice specializing in strategic planning, governance assessment and design, evaluation, and one-to-one leadership support and development.

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Areas of Practice

Strategic Planning

CCA has a strong track record supporting leaders as they create robust plans for the future. Our approach addresses today’s evolving economic and competitive environments.

Governance Assessment & Development

CCA supports leaders as they assess the effectiveness of their governance and organization practices and refine and redesign them as appropriate.

Designing for Social Impact

CCA’s work includes advisory and planning services for leaders in the private and public sector who are committed to strengthening the impact of their resources on society.

Evaluation & Organizational Learning

CCA helps organizations strengthen their ability to be evidence-informed and results-based. We develop evaluation systems, carry out evaluations, and build evaluation capacity. 


Representative Clients

higher education 

  • Columbia University, School of Medicine

  • Carleton University

  • Duke Comprehensive Cancer Institute

  • Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Emory & Henry College

  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

  • Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

  • Oberlin College

  • Partners Healthcare / Harvard Medical School

  • Pine Manor College

  • Southwestern University (Liberal Arts College)

  • Tufts University

  • University of Maine System

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville

  • University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry

  • Wellesley College

  • Wheaton College

NonProfits — national, regional, community based

  • Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

  • Atlanta Symphony

  • Beacon Day Treatment Center

  • Health Care for the Homeless

  • Children and Screens

  • DentaQuest Foundation

  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

  • Greater Boston Food Bank

  • Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

  • National Alliance for Mental Illness, Massachusetts

  • New England Philharmonic

  • Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

  • The Physicians Foundation

  • The Reede Scholars

  • Victory Programs

Associations & Collaborations

  • Academic Research Libraries

  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry

  • American Dental Association

  • American Gastroenterological Association

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • The Boston Consortium for Higher Education

  • Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

  • The Endocrine Society

  • Inter-university Consortium for Policy and Social Research

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mass)

  • New England Independent Booksellers Association

  • Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

  • Society for Research on Child Development

  • US National Oral Health Alliance


  • CDA Collaborative Learning Projects

  • Heifer International

  • National Democratic Institute, contracted through a regional implementing partner

  • Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium

  • Tanzanian Children’s Fund

  • United Nations Development Program

  • United Kingdom’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund, contracted through regional implementing partners

  • USAID, contracted through regional implementing partners

  • United States Department of State Bureaus of Conflict and Stabilization Operations; Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; International Narcotics and Law Enforcement; and Near Eastern Affairs, contracted through regional implementing partners