Our consultants have many talents, but just one objective: to increase your organization’s impact.

Maximize the impact of your mission with every project.

Our team of experts has helped over 200 social service organizations measurably increase mission impact. Daxko T2 Consulting provides a coordinated approach across four key areas: strategic planning, market research, financial development, and facility development & design. With access to data on nearly 500 member-based organizations, Daxko T2 consultants have a deep understanding of how constituents interact with our clients. No other consulting team has the level of expertise, data-driven approach, and access to a suite of software solutions specifically designed for member-based nonprofits.

Our Areas of Expertise

Planning

Marketing & Membership

Financial Development

Facility Design & Development

A vision plan is a concise and compelling path to deliver what you promise in your mission statement.

Daxko T2 Consulting works with CEOs and CVOs to identify a small group of senior leaders to develop a vibrant vision plan. The vision plan is a concise and compelling path to deliver what you promise in the mission statement. A strong plan aligns strategy, leadership development, marketing, financial development, and facility development to guide your organization for a decade or more.

Marketing is far more than the branding and communication you send out.

It’s about understanding the needs of your community, the interests of your members, and the perception of your value. Marketing is about conducting in-depth research to guide the decisions you make. Many of these decisions will have a significant impact for years and even generations to come.

Our tested research techniques and vast experience working with member-based nonprofits provide the data and insights to guide your most important investment decisions.

Daxko T2 Consulting’s branding and communications services help you recruit new members, build a successful retention program, and continually improve program performance.

Whether you need to improve the performance of an under-performing location, expand to new locations, gauge the loyalty of your members, decide how to price your programs or services, or want to evaluate the strength of your brand in the community, Daxko T2 Consulting can help.

Every fundraising strategy our team creates has the same goal; to help you strengthen the link between the interests and concerns of donors and your mission.

We work with your senior staff to set goals based on real data, create actionable plans, document compelling stories, and utilize the latest tools and resources to raise more money and connect the community to your cause.

Collectively our team has helped raise over $250 million through a comprehensive and integrated approach. This is because we know the most effective fundraising doesn’t happen in a silo—it impacts every other area of your work.

Our consulting clearly and intentionally reaches beyond silo solutions to bring you a broad range of experience, expertise, and perspectives to help you meet your ambitious fundraising goals and achieve transformational results in your community.

Daxko T2 Consulting’s facility design and development group is a national leader in the design and development of community wellness and recreation facilities.

We deliver award-winning design and leading-edge development strategies to municipalities, YMCAs, healthcare entities, and educational institutions nationwide for both new construction and renovations.

Our portfolio of projects includes new construction and renovation initiatives for both small and independent entities (such as single facility YMCAs) to large multi-unit metropolitan associations. The estimated value of current projects in our portfolio is approximately $400 million.

Meet our Team

Tom Massey

Tom Massey

PLANNING

Rod Grozier

Rod Grozier

FACILITIES

Julie Sistrunk

Julie Sistrunk

FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Lori Swann

Lori Swann

MARKETING & MEMBERS

Facilities Portfolio

The Daxko T2 Consulting Facility Design & Development team works with more than 250 of the most innovative and successful recreational facilities in the nation.

Eastside Rochester

Part of a renewed focus on facilities for theYMCA of Greater Rochester, the Eastside Branch YMCA was the second of two new facilities in the metropolitan area. Situated on 48 acres of wooded land, the site accommodates the 69,000 SF facility and a summer day camp serving the eastern neighborhoods of Rochester. Program spaces are located to increase natural lighting for activities and to engage users with views of the surrounding natural landscape of the site.

In a recent survey, the Eastside YMCA building received the highest member satisfaction scores in the history of the survey. Three years after opening, membership continues to grow and will soon surpass 17,000 members. Designed to expand, a two-story entry/circulation spine provides access to all the venues including an indoor family aquatics center with two pool tanks, gymnasium, fitness center, indoor track, family adventure center, child watch areas, café, multiple group exercise studios, community rooms, and a teen center.

YMCA of the Triangle (Raleigh, NC)

When the YMCA of the Triangle (Raleigh, NC) commissioned a market research study on their Central Branch, the study concluded that the facility was in the right place, but it didn’t have the right venues or features to attract the area’s residents. The layout and space allocation of the old facility, originally built in the 1960’s, with subsequent additions, wasn’t in keeping with the needs of some specific populations including professionals, families and North Carolina State students who live, work and study in downtown Raleigh.

As it had been the YMCA’s flagship center in the Triangle area, closing the facility during redevelopment wasn’t an option. Therefore, over the course of 20 months, employing a phasing scheme conceived by the project team and the YMCA’s key staff, a generation-old YMCA was replaced by a new 96,000 square foot, three-story contemporary community recreation facility, virtually on the same footprint.

In the redevelopment of the site, the design team responded to city planning requests for both a second street entrance and positioning the new building at the sidewalk’s edge on Hillsborough Street – one of central Raleigh’s main arteries that is being re-conceived as a new urbanist, pedestrian-oriented streetscape.

By incorporating windows and glass into the design, the facility is not only bright and cheerful on the inside, but it is also welcoming from the outside. Pedestrians walking by can see into the YMCA’s exercise studios, track and basketball courts, and the light and activity now add to the vibrancy of Raleigh’s center; an outcome heralded by locals.

With respect to the building’s interior, though modern in its design, employing a significant amount of glass, vibrant colors and cleaner lines, the design doesn’t turn its back on the past. Instead, in conceiving the facility’s finishes, graphics and general aesthetic appeal, the YMCA’s past is woven throughout the fabric of the design. Examples include the use of the YMCA’s old gymnasium floor as artwork elements in the new lobby and the re-introduction of materials and textures found in the 1960’s vintage facility, namely wood paneling, slate-like flooring, and glazed ceramic subway tile. The original building’s exterior raised aluminum Y-M-C-A signage was also reused, this time backlit.

The approach and scheme seem to have worked. The results: an overwhelming 140% percent increase in membership since the rededication in November of this, Raleigh’s flagship Y.

Foxboro

An expansion of an 18,000-square-foot facility that was built in 2000, the Foxboro YMCA now efficiently combines three primary elements: a family recreation center, a childcare center and a physical therapy/rehabilitation wing.

The massing and design of the YMCA respond to its setting between the town’s center and its main recreation campus by incorporating contextual forms (larger volumes are reflective of the region’s historic mill and agrarian structures) and materials such as HardiPlank siding and exposed steel.

The centerpiece of the family recreation center is a pool that accommodates a full spectrum of aquatic programming, including progressive swim instruction, aqua-therapy and water-based play.

Another prime venue is the Teen Center, which features an “exergaming” zone and an outdoor Teen Terrace. The program menu is filled out by a wellness center, group exercise studios and a gymnasium with wood panel walls and striking exposed steel framing.

The facility was featured in Athletic Business Magazine as part of the Architectural Showcase of facilities and as a Facility of the Week.

Allapattah

This new 27,000 SF branch is part of a part of a $60 million mixed-use redevelopment project that was a joint venture between Carlisle Development Group in Coconut Grove, Biscayne Housing Group, and the YMCA of Greater Miami. The YMCA facilities occupy the base of a pair of affordable housing towers: a 9-story tower for seniors and a 12-story tower for families.

The primary venues in the YMCA are a state-of-the-art wellness center and suite of group exercise studios as well as support spaces such as locker rooms and member/welcome areas. A wellness café and lounge is a key feature of the entrance. Also included in the project is a YMCA Preschool center.

Central Bucks

Amidst a pastoral countryside comprised of rolling hills, old farmhouses, and aged stone walls sat the original Central Bucks Family YMCA, perfectly nestled into the landscape with its stone and plaster influences reflecting a historic, barn-like image.

Built in the 1970’s, and recognized with many awards for its design excellence in that period, the facility was now in dire need of more space to accommodate a steadily growing membership and Bucks County population.

Following the decision to expand the facility by roughly 30,000 SF, both the design and construction teams were met with the challenge of disciplining themselves to “make under” this once modern facility by taking cues from the forms of architecture that preceded them. With a nearby stone farmhouse used as the administrative staff ‘wing’, the goal of the new addition was to finely complement the earlier buildings, not compete with the handsome original structure.

A subdued and blended addition was achieved by incorporating angled roofs and exposed wood, both interior and exterior, reminiscent of the site’s context and the original ‘70s design. The expansion was built into the hillside employing the natural slope of the site. This construction into the earth resulted in an understated and low profile addition to the existing building.

The interior space further balances the tones from the exterior. The addition centers around a new family aquatic center that features a shallow area with playful elements for children as well as zones that accommodate swim instruction and water-based exercise for special populations and older adults. The aquatic center showcases glue-laminated wood beams, continuing the original expression of wood.

Contrasting the original design is a contemporary concept of transparency, the result of which are sections of the building exterior which appear to be peeled away with large glass areas revealing, through glimpses, this now modern-day Y.

Additional features of the expansion are two new multipurpose aerobic/dance studios, an expanded wellness center, new locker and family changing areas, and new administrative spaces. The renovation area includes a new child care center, renewal of existing locker room areas as well as transition of an aerobic studio into locker rooms, and a refurbished lobby complete with a fireplace.

A true testament to the prospect of a sophisticated repositioning of an earlier recreation facility model, this project allows the new, modern addition to blend nicely with the rural landscape and rustic YMCA built over 35 years ago in the countryside of Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Wilton

This project is a renovation and expansion of an existing 60,000 square foot facility in suburban CT. The expansion will add approximately 12,000 square feet of wellness center, group cxercise studios, and community venues, all centered around a new two-story lobby that will reintroduce the Wilton YMCA as the community center for the town of Wilton.