Effective Philanthropy for
Lasting Social Change.

Increased high school graduation rates.
Improved 3rd-grade literacy.

Reduced obesity and crime.
Facilitated community relations.
Streamlined organizational effectiveness.

You know what needs to shift for the good of your organization or community, but knowing it and getting it done often stand miles apart.

We help you build the bridge.

Using best practices from philanthropy and the non-profit, government and business sectors, we design and implement common-sense solutions to improve organizations, communities, neighborhoods and quality of life. Our guiding principle: engage stakeholders in solutions to create ownership and lasting change.

Government Agencies
Private Sector


Collective impact at work.

Parzen Civic Solutions (PCS) brings unique skill to orchestrate social change. With extensive experience in private, public, nonprofit and philanthropy, we effectively bridge disparate ideas, people, organizations and viewpoints to drive measurable change for clients in San Diego and nationwide.



We offer strategic design, research, implementation, and coaching services for outcome-based collective impact and organizational effectiveness.
Our speciality is engaging stakeholders and driving sustainable solutions to complex social problems.

  • Nonprofit management & strategy
  • Community engagement
  • Collective impact
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Large, complex organizational management
  • Legal expertise for nonprofits, philanthropy, education
  • Complex litigation matters
  • Continuous improvement
  • Cross-sector problem solving & collaboration
  • Change management
  • Facilitation
  • Fundraising



Thought-leader. Problem-solver.

What makes Tad Parzen so highly skilled is the wide-ranging perspective he brings to solving complex social problems. As an attorney with experience in the private, public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Tad finds common ground where others cannot – the first step toward outcomes-based impact. Tad is engaged nationally on initiatives ranging from large-scale collective impact projects to local community issues that matter most.



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