Ideal State was founded on the belief that people working to make the world a better place shouldn’t be held back by their technology. Every hour of lost productivity or dollar wasted on poorly performing IT systems represents a drain on scarce resources for doing good.
Co-founders Sara Teitelman and Jeremy Nurse set out to address this challenge by helping NGOs, grantmakers, and others make sense of the increasingly complex enterprise technology landscape. In 2014, they launched Ideal State as a full-service consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations engaged in social good succeed in their digital transformation journey.
We start every project by listening. The diverse stories and perspectives that our clients share help us form a clear understanding of the current state of their technology and the challenges they are trying to solve. We then use design thinking to co-create a vision of the future where technology is fully supporting and enhancing the work of the organization or initiative.
We call this future-state vision the "ideal state." So it seemed fitting to adopt it as our company name. It’s what we help our clients achieve!
Sara co-founded Ideal State after 13 years in international health and development. During her timeRead full bio
Jeremy started his career in 1995 at Forrester Research, where he honed his skills in understandingRead full bio