Our mission is simple and bold. 


To help global organizations achieve results for greater social and economic impact.  

Whether you are a multinational corporation, an international non-profit,  or a social enterprise start-up, we can help you realize greater impact for social good.  Alfabet Soup Consulting has the hands-on experience and expertise, without the unnecessary overhead, to help you reach that goal, quicker and more effectively.



About Us

Photo Credit: Truong Viet Hung 

Photo Credit: Truong Viet Hung 

Lara Vu, MPH and Brett Dickstein, MPA joined forces in 2017 to build Alphabet Soup Consulting after having the great fortune of working with incredible, leading multinational organizations, start-ups and and individuals over a combined 36 years.  With the addition of other talented individuals, our growing team brings international expertise and experience in the area of social impact, unmatched by other boutique consulting groups.

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 Lara Vu, MPH               Brett Dickstein, MPA


Our Services

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Photo Credit: Neil Massey

Our team with a diverse set of skills and experiences can provide both one-on-one expert advisory services, and/or a comprehensive team-based approach for larger projects. 

Core services include:

  • Strategy Development on Public-Private Partnerships
  • Partnership Development (Prospecting, Pitching, Negotiating, Management)
  • Global Fundraising - Corporate (Cause-Marketing and Foundations) and Individuals/Major Donors/HNWI)
  • Non-Profit Management (Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Fundraising/Finances)
  • Social Enterprise Start-up Support (Business Development and Fundraising, Social Innovation Labs, Pitch Development, Partnership Development
  • Workforce and Economic Development (Grant Management, Fundraising for Workforce Program Sustainability)
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystem Building (Incubation and Acceleration Program Development, Digital Innovation and Startup Market Diagnostics, Access to Seed Capital Fundraising, E-M Commerce and Payments Market Research and Testing)
  • Corporate Governance Assessments (Pre-IPO and Listed Company Internal and Management Controls, Board Performance, Stock Exchange Gap Analysis)
  • Emergency Management Support and Performance Auditing
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation (Measurement, KPI Assessments, Feasibility Planning, Impact Evaluation)
  • Corporate Strategic Planning (Market Entry, Communications and Digital Marketing, Website and Animated Video Development for Cause Marketing)
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Our direct experience with the following companies as partners, employers and clients gives our team a competitive advantage in terms of diversity.  

Some of these include:

  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
  • H&M
  • LA Regional SBDC
  • Center for International Trade & Dev
  • Long Beach City College
  • American Airlines
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Association of Hotel and Tourism of Latin America
  • Telefonica
  • iCare Benefits
  • American Airlines
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Association of Hotel and Tourism of Latin America
  • Telefonica
  • World Bank
  • International Finance Corporation
  • WebMD
  • Sony Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever
  • MasterCard
  • HSBC
  • UBS
  • World Health Organization
  • Canadian Ministry of Health
  • Panamanian Ministry of Economics and Finance
  • Vietnam Ministry of Science and Tech
  • Asian Development Bank



After working with Lara for the past year as a consultant, I would highly recommend her as a professional who has a great depth of knowledge and experience in the international development space. She is a strategic thinker as well as attentive to details. I have learned much from her."
Brett has worked with us as a consultant for over 5 years.  He is extremely reliable, thorough and delivers excellent results.  As a man of many talents, he can seamlessly lead multiple activities within a project at once.    Both intelligent and hardworking, I would recommend Brett to any professional organization as a consultant."
Photo Credit: Neil Massey

Photo Credit: Neil Massey

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