Red Tomato Consulting is a woman-owned firm with two decades of experience providing corporate, foundation, and NGO clients worldwide with strategic guidance, content transformation, and partnership cultivation. Red Tomato is a member of the Mightier Network.

Our Services

Red Tomato tailors and scales services to fit specific client needs, honoring the unique culture and priorities of your organization.

Translating ideas and vision into concrete, actionable plans and outcomes that complement your institutional identity

Leveling up messaging around your story and impact

High-level gathering moment strategy and substance

Strengthening governance processes to ensure consistency and continuity and mitigate risk

Examples of recent projects:

  • Philanthropic strategy refresh and multiple RFP processes for a major corporate global health funder
  • Design of progress data aggregation and visualization process for a global health donor to showcase overarching impact while honoring diversity of partners and outputs/outcomes
  • Facilitation of organizational identity and direction workshops with staff and leadership
  • Annual reports for a $350 million government levy designed to tackle systemic inequities and increase stability for vulnerable local populations
  • Launch of a cross-sector, cross-border coalition to accelerate access to key tools and medicines worldwide
  • Transformation of a multinational NGO from global dialogue participant to respected convener
  • Case studies demonstrating the nuts and bolts of productive cross-sector collaboration on key health challenges across the globe

We invite you to contact us to hear about other projects and discuss how we might support you.

The First Red Tomato

“Be a Red Tomato,” he said. “Don’t wither on the vine.”

Philip A. Weisman, my mother’s father, lived for 90 years. He was a public health officer in the US Army of Occupation in Mie Ken, Japan, where he played a pivotal role in helping rebuild the prefecture’s bombed-out hospital and medical school. He built a friendship with Mikimoto, the inventor of the cultured pearl, on the foundation of chocolate.

He then returned to Dayton, Ohio, to my brilliant grandmother, Charna, and my mother, Cathy. After completing his Surgical Residency at the Mayo Clinic, he worked for 40 years as Dayton’s first Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon starting in 1953. His office was full of sculptures and other artworks created by patients whose hands he had repaired.

He wrote copious articles, served on many boards, and was a member of numerous societies committed to causes of social good. He cared deeply about Rotary and its global public health efforts. He loved scuba diving, snorkeling, painting, and photography. He wrote profound letters — typed on his typewriter and lovingly illustrated with drawings — to every member of his family, and planned elaborate “dates” with each of us from babyhood to adulthood, making valiant efforts to understand our unique identities. He entertained me as a child by reciting poetry from memory — backwards and forwards. He filled meticulously organized files of all his children and grandchildren’s letters, artwork, and photos.

On his deathbed, he was reading the Wall Street Journal and re-reading Grapes of Wrath every day, with a magnifying glass, and still making jokes and radiating light — even when he could no longer see, hear, move, or speak clearly.