Ideal State sprung from 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.
When we begin our work with a client, we listen to people throughout the organization to gain a clear understanding of their current state. From there, we use methods like design thinking to co-create a vision of the future where all pain points have been addressed and technology is fully supporting and enhancing the work of the organization.
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!