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Our Story

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.

 

Meet the Team

While each Ideal State team member has a unique blend of skills and experience, we are all digital transformation leaders who believe in technology as a force for good.

Caroline Nurse
Director of Marketing

Caroline is a brand and marketing professional with over a decade of experience in the private and social sectors. 
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Carrie Boron
Consultant
Carrie is a skilled client relationship manager, human-centered design practitioner, and project manager with extensive nonprofit experience.
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Fano Endor
Consultant

Fano is a skilled business analyst with extensive nonprofit experience and a background in qualitative research and mathematics.
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Jeremy Nurse
Principal and Co-Founder
Jeremy started at Forrester Research in the 90s and has been helping organizations achieve their business goals with tech ever since. 
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Laura Schuck
Product Development Specialist
Laura is an experienced nonprofit project manager with a focus on grants database design and training development and delivery.
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Lindsay Dahl
Consultant
Lindsay is a strategist, project manager, and communicator dedicated to driving lasting social change. 
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Sara Teitelman
Principal and Co-Founder

Sara co-founded Ideal State after nearly 15 years as an international health and development professional at leading foundations and NGOs.
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Tara Hansen
Associate Consultant

Tara is a learning and development professional who specializes in adoption and engagement strategy and change management support.
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