Social Sector Consulting for Corporate, Foundation, Government and Nonprofit

Heathcliff & Company, LLC was established to provide clients working in the social sector
with innovative strategies and breakthrough solutions designed to achieve key growth and development
objectives. It provides a range of services to meet the unique needs of each client and assignment.

John N. Heathcliff

The firm's founder and Managing Principal is  
John N. Heathcliff. Since 1989, John has served in senior roles with nationally recognized organizations. He has worked with leaders from business, philanthropy, law, entertainment, education, government, and the nonprofit sector to create and implement a variety of national, state, and local initiatives. View John's full biography here.

John Heathcliff


"John was always thoughtful, strategic, and composed. He had a gift for handling difficult situations and people with grace and diplomacy. He kept every group that he led on task and on message ... and on time. It was truly a pleasure working with John, and I cannot think of a project or group that would not be made stronger with John at the helm."
—Ted Russell
EVP, Business Affairs, Digital Media and Home Entertainment, Fox Filmed Entertainment

"John's balanced and insightful approach is extraordinarily valuable. He has helped us develop best practices for board engagement, strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising, and even staffing issues. You will not find a more fair and even–handed consultant to help you understand both sides of an issue and develop a plan to maximize both your results and your organizations' reputation. Everybody in our organization has considered him a pleasure to work with and a calm source of wisdom, no matter how difficult or how important an issue we've had to deal with."
—Trent Lange
President of Board of Directors, California Clean Money Campaign

"John's knowledge and expertise in the philanthropy world is extensive. John's skills would be highly valuable in any philanthropic setting."
—Thomas C. Booker
Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, California Business Banking Group

"His ability to create and oversee several complex projects at once earned him the respect of some of the most high profile community leaders and philanthropists in the region."
—Michelle Whiting
Michelle Whiting & Associates