We work best in areas that challenge you the most.

ManageWise consults with smart executives who want their organizations to govern, perform, and communicate better.

We work best in areas that challenge you the most.

ManageWise consults with smart executives who want their organizations to govern, perform, and communicate better.

ManageWise equips leaders of public-serving organizations to overcome the pitfalls that hinder progress toward achieving their goals.

We tailor our services to your organization’s needs, whether you want to foster a culture of effective leadership, refresh your strategic direction, hone program and operational performance, improve decision-making, mitigate risks, or engage different audiences.

ManageWise devotes its services to public, private, and non-profit organizations trying to make the world a more just, equitable, and balanced place.

Jennifer Cooperman Chief Financial Officer

A trusted partner with valuable expertise

“ManageWise CEO Mary Hull Caballero's experience as a respected elected official and executive manager makes her a trusted partner for those looking for guidance on governance and performance management. Mary is accessible, can translate best practices into actionable procedures, knows how to design processes to ensure accountability, and is fun to work with to boot!”

Jennifer Cooperman
Chief Financial Officer

Pauline Dow Education Leadership Executive

Built an innovative and influential organization from the ground up

“I worked shoulder-to-shoulder with ManageWise CEO Mary Hull Caballero to grow and sustain a non-profit organization devoted to developing ethical regional leaders on the U.S.-Mexico border. I can attest to her ability to turn an abstract idea into a community asset that measurably improved the critical thinking and analytical skills of the young people who participated in its programs and set them on a path to becoming servant leaders. She built an innovative and influential organization from the ground up, managing the technical and adaptive complexities of launching a venture and creating the systems to ensure long-term sustainability. She can assist you in building and sustaining your own organization.”

Pauline Dow
Education Leadership Executive

Joshua McNeal IV Business Operations Manager

Leads with integrity and methodical approach to decision-making

“I attribute substantial professional growth to my time working under Mary Hull Caballero’s leadership at the City of Portland. Her integrity and methodical approach to decision-making as an elected official and executive manager continues to influence how I approach my own senior-level management responsibilities. I am more collaborative, judicious, and well-informed, because Mary set a high bar for herself and those of us with the good fortune to have served on her management team. I consider her a leading expert in the public-sector space on matters of governance, performance, and communication, but her knowledge and experience would be valuable to any organization looking to improve.”

Joshua McNeal IV
Business Operations Manager

In the Spotlight: O’Neill Construction Group

Four tips to run a profitable business with a higher purpose

Maurice Rahming and Ali O’Neill started their Portland, Oregon-based business in 1998 as an electrical contractor. It has evolved into O’Neill Construction Group, employing more than 100 people and generating average annual sales greater than $20 million.

O’Neill Construction Group is in the spotlight as a model of succeeding in the private sector while managing a business committed to the greater good.

Maurice Rahming

Insights

Precariously stacked blocks that represent a risky move in the game Jenga.

Lessons from the wreckage of program design gone wrong

My hometown newspaper has been rife with stories lately about social service programs that had launched with lofty goals only to crash and burn a year or two later. Three lessons emerge from the debris.

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Management tips to survive being audited

Being audited doesn’t have to rank up there with root canals and other things that are eventually good for us but awful in the making. That is, if you understand the audit’s purpose and are prepared.

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Learning to give better directions

I was lucky enough to develop some management chops under the watchful eyes of teenagers. It was the perfect incubator for a budding executive, which I was then as the director of a pilot project-turned-non-profit-organization to develop community-minded leaders in El Paso, Texas.

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