Bottom Line Consulting Group is a consulting firm that helps nonprofits, government agencies, small businesses and faith-based institutions create innovative solutions to build their capacity and services.

Bottom Line Consulting Group is committed to giving organizations an advantage by assessing and addressing a client’s individual needs. We help organizations advance to the next level and achieve real results by providing comprehensive advice and exceptional service.

We listen, we assess, and we identify new ideas. We work with your board, executive team, staff and community partners to create strategies to build stronger organizations, impactful service delivery and resilient communities.

Lisa L. Bottoms is the President and Principal Consultant of Bottom Line Consulting Group. She assists government, nonprofit and businesses in strategy, program design/implementation, and organization design/implementation. She has developed and led strategy in community-wide child and youth development and human services in both government and nonprofit sectors. She was formerly Program Director for Human Services, Child & Youth Development at The Cleveland Foundation (TCF). She led community-wide initiative MyCom – My Commitment, My Community, a public-private youth development initiative that has served over 102,000 young people since 2008 through mentoring, youth leadership, community service, out of school time activities, and summer and year-round youth employment. Lisa’s work spans multiple funders and several human services’ initiatives, including several public-private partnerships focusing on social enterprises, re-entry, faith and community programming for low-income children and families, anti-gang/anti-violence work as well as using a program related investment (PRI) for homeless women whose children are in foster care find housing. Lisa led the program design and implementation of Cleveland Municipal School District’s in the Community Connectors grant that serves 2,500 8th graders with career and self-awareness programming working with Stedman Graham, business chamber, nonprofits, teachers, principals and residents.

Prior to joining TCF, Lisa was Executive Director of Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council, the county’s human services public policy and planning body for children and families. She was responsible for coordinating networks of services and supports across the Health and Human Services continuum in Cuyahoga County. She created system level changes, improved program policies and practices, increased access to services and supports to improve outcomes. She managed Invest in Children, a national model for redesigning early childhood services. She developed public policy and programming to meet the needs of children in public systems and began funding key youth development programs such as Families and Schools Together, Wellness/Teen Pregnancy Program, Out of School and youth employment programs. In addition, Lisa was instrumental in creating the framework and receiving $9.5M in federal funding for behavioral health wraparound services.

Bottom Line Consulting Group has created several strategic alliances with other professional consultants. This allows us to meet your specific needs with the necessary expertise required.