Capacity for Change, LLC • 911 General Wayne Drive • West Chester, PA 19382 • 610-793-5063

Capacity for Change

A Public Interest Consulting Group

We believe in promoting the common good; in building up individuals, families, communities and our society to achieve a better future for all.

Capacity for Change was co-founded in 2001 by Jason D. Alexander and Meghan McVety, who are driven by their shared commitment to strengthening the public sector. Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Capacity for Change serves organizations throughout the Philadelphia region and the United States.

Who we are…

  • We are thinkers, planners, writers, facilitators, and collaborators.
  • We are passionate about harnessing the imaginations, skills and potential of all people.
  • We have training, skills and deep interests in planning, management, facilitation, communications, and building networks.
  • We are committed to racial, social and economic equality; to respect and justice for all; to improving the environment and infrastructure of communities; to supporting leaders; and to enhancing the quality of life for our communities.
  • We appreciate good design, whether it is the design of a program, a meeting, a branding effort, or a document, and we appreciate the dynamic processes that are necessary to create good designs.
  • We enjoy ourselves. We see each project and client as an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to share our zest for our work.

Principals and Co-Founders

Jason D. AlexanderJason D. Alexander, M.P.P. is a Principal and Co-Founder of Capacity for Change, LLC. Since 2001, Jason has helped nonprofit, philanthropic, government, community-based and other social value organizations to design and implement mission-driven, innovative and sustainable strategic plans, partnerships and business models. Jason has also taught and guest lectured for Leadership Philadelphia and the University of Delaware Nonprofit Management Certification Course, among others. Previously, Jason facilitated the creation of strategic technology alliances in underserved communities as a project manager for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a division of the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development. Jason earned his Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Delaware with a specialization in nonprofit management and community development. Jason’s publications have appeared in the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, The Journal of Public Administration and Management and Community Politics and Policy. Jason joined the Board of Directors of the Brandywine Health Foundation in 2013 and currently serves as its Vice Chair.

Picture_12Meghan McVety, M.P.A., Principal and Co-Founder, infuses her work with the belief that cultivating strong leadership in organizations and communities will best achieve positive change. By creating processes and spaces that support meaningful conversations, connections and strategy design, Meghan has helped numerous organizations to re-think and improve their internal and external approaches, leading to breakthroughs in their communities. Meghan has expertise in strategic and business planning; meeting, retreat and event facilitation; organizational management; philanthropy; executive coaching; and evaluation. From 1998 to 2007, she served as a lead consultant for Salgado & Associates, working with foundations and nonprofit organizations in the areas of health, advocacy, anti-violence efforts, and civil rights. Meghan previously served as the development director for both the San Francisco Women’s Center and La Raza Centro Legal of San Francisco. She earned her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco in 1999. Meghan joined the Marketing/Development Committee of the Chester County Community Foundation in 2006, and its Board of Directors in 2009, on which she served a six-year term until 2015. Meghan served on the Board of Directors of the Coatesville Youth Initiative during 2014 – 2015.

Affiliations

Brandywine Health Foundation, Jason Alexander, Member of the Board of Directors, 2013 – present

Chester County Community Foundation, Meghan McVety, Member of the Board of Directors, 2009 – 2015

Coatesville Youth Initiative, Meghan McVety, Member of the Board of Directors, 2014 – 2015

Our Commitment to the Community

In 2008, Capacity for Change established the Capacity for Change Fund at the Chester County Community Foundation to provide philanthropic support to nonprofit organizations that contribute to more vibrant, engaged and healthy communities.