What we believe.

Lipman Hearne employees working and conversing.

Our clients are big thinkers. So are we. We love our clients’ extraordinary sense of purpose, their impatience with incremental change, and their determination to leave category promises in the dust. And they appreciate how our experience in every channel and with every type of organization across the nonprofit sector gets them to new opportunities faster. No other firm has a shorter learning curve.

We listen deeply, uncovering hidden and new strengths. We offer insights and strategy grounded in data and unmatched sector knowledge. We’re agile and inventive when priorities shift and openings emerge. That’s why our strategic and creative solutions feel inevitable, intuitive, and inspiring.

Ultimately, we help our clients tell better stories in every medium and platform—stories that inspire people within organizations to embrace their roles as communicators, and move audiences to say, “Tell me more.”

We are 100% employee-owned.

Lipman Hearne is proud to be an employee-owned agency and a member of the ESOP movement. That means when you work with anyone in our agency, you are working directly with an owner. Each and every employee—every day—is focused on delivering smart, far-reaching, and effective strategies. We have high expectations of each other, and you can have those same expectations of us.

The power of difference.

Great ideas are never single-sourced. We know we work smarter and more creatively when we draw on the wisdom of diverse experiences and perspectives. As a company, we’re committed to ensuring that our behavior and our work consistently reflect the values—and the power—of equity and inclusiveness. And we are continually engaged in examining ways we can better reflect and honor the diversity of the communities we serve.

Our clients.

Representative current and past clients include:

Rotary International. The Chicago Community Trust. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. University of Tennessee Knoxville. Caltech. National Museum of African American History and Culture. Northeastern University. The Juilliard School. Columbia University. Children's Hospital Colorado. University of Pittsburgh. Fordham Jesuit University of New York. Rush University Medical Center. Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Smith College. Brigham Young University. Rutgers University . Brown University . Navy Pier. Obama Foundation.