Jenn Richards | Strategic communications and creative management solutions for nonprofits and mission driven organizations.

Kick your organization into high gear.

High Gear Consulting Group provides strategic communications and creative management solutions that take nonprofits and mission driven organizations to the next level.


What We Do

We partner with nonprofits and mission driven organizations that are ready to take their work to the next level. We bring creative energy, a fresh perspective, and a sense of possibility to organizations of all sizes. If you have a problem to solve, a critical project to undertake, or if you need help telling your story - we can help.

We understand the unique needs of nonprofit organizations. When resources are limited, it can be hard to find time to focus on both the big picture and the day-to-day work.  We only partner with organizations whose missions we love so that we can throw the full weight of our passion behind our work. We provide the support and resources you need to help your organization grow, change, and adapt so you can fulfill your mission.


Services Include


  • Communications and marketing plans

  • Website and social media content management

  • Media/PR

  • Storytelling

  • Annual reports and other publications

  • Focus groups and community learning

  • Crisis communications


  • Interim leadership

  • Change management

  • Executive support

Strategic & SPECIAL projects

  • Project management

  • Process review and analysis

  • Grant readiness

brainstorming & idea Generation

  • One-on-one thought partnership

  • Group brainstorming facilitation

  • Creative thinking workshops


Who We Are

High Gear Consulting Group was founded by Jenn Richards in 2018.

Jenn is a communications expert and nonprofit leader with over fifteen years of experience in fundraising, strategic marketing, project management, and program design. She has worked with nonprofit organizations including Teach for America, the Association for Public Art, and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, where she demonstrated ability to secure funding from new and nontraditional sources, design and implement innovative programming, create and carry out multi-year initiatives, build strong relationships, and lead diverse teams through periods of change.