[Cool Infographic Friday] Management Consulting

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Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants July 27, 2008 This week, it is my pleasure to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. I got some interesting answers: Ken, at the Nonprofit Consulting Blog, talks about transparency , and how it’s a big mistake not to be transparent.

Treasury consults on new technology for cheques

AFP Blog

Treasury consults on new technology for cheques : HM Treasury has proposed the introduction of ‘cheque imaging’, whereby cheques can be paid in by the recipient taking a picture of the cheque with their smartphone or tablet. The consultation also suggests the electronic processing of cheques at individual bank branches

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants April 14, 2008 I like hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. Mostly, because I get to read blogs by people that aren’t on my list of feeds I read regularly. And I get to highlight the work of some of my favorite bloggers, too.

Michelle, the consultant

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Michelle, the consultant March 27, 2008 Someone mentioned to me that from what I write on my blog, she wouldn’t know what it is that I actually do in my consulting work. And, I guess truthfully, the blurb on my consulting site is kinda dry.

Getting Your Money’s Worth From a Nonprofit Consultant

BoardAssist

There comes a point in most nonprofit’s lives when they need to go outside their organization and hire a consultant to help with one issue or another. Getting Your Money’s Worth From a Nonprofit Consultant. Decide who will be the consultant’s main contact. consultants

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants … Here! Monday!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Monday (the day before the election) I’m hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. My focus: is the economy changing the way you work, or the way you think about your work? In what ways? If you’d like to submit a post, do so by Saturday midnight. Go to BlogCarnival.com to submit your post using the form there or send an email to npc.carnival AT yahoo DOT com with your name, your blog's name and the URL of the post (not your blog homepage

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy

VisionLink

VisionLink’s unique Strategic Advantage consulting department is proud to be supporting the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy (CCA).

10 Traits of a Great Consultant

Robert Weiner

The Chronicle of Philanthropy published a nice list of consulting traits that I want to pass along. They mean that the client's needs come first, but you often need to collaborate with the client as well as other consultants to reach a solution.). ConsultingThe traits they list are below. My comments are in parentheses. Have self-confidence and be as adept at delivering bad news as good. This is hard. I hate delivering bad news, but it often goes with the job.).

Picking a Fundraising Consultant for Major Gift Fundraising

Donor Search

If you’ve decided to go with a fundraising consultant firm to improve your major gift fundraising, that’s great news! Since every consulting firm works differently, finding the right one for your nonprofit will involve a lot…

Advice for Consultants - Part 1

Robert Weiner

This post was inspired by my colleague Kris Putnam’s advice for new consultants ( So, You Want To Be A Philanthropy Consultant? and Starting A Consulting Business? I received the following via CharityChannel’s Consultants forum in 2003. I was just completing my first year as a solo consultant after 9 years of working for firms. This advice was provided by John Elbare in response to a question about what to expect as a new consultant.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants October 30, 2006 This Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants has given me a chance to read some blogs I don’t usually get to read, since I’m so often focused in the tech field. David Maister asks " What do consultants know?

Top 9 Fundraising Consultants for Nonprofit Success

Donor Search

Fundraising consultants are experts in their field who can provide you with a diverse range of tools and skill sets to help you accomplish your goals. Even the most experienced nonprofit organizations can use some help and support in regards to forming their fundraising strategies.

Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

Last week I posted John Elbare’s advice for new nonprofit consultants. Although Karen’s advice was focused on technology consultants, the business management tips (#4) are pertinent for all independent consultants. Advice to newbies in nptech consulting: (1) don’t try to be a generalist, or at least don’t try to know everything. There’s a lot of overhead to consulting, even if you don’t do a lot of networking or advertising.

Announcing ImpactRising.Org: Organizational Capacity Building Resource for Nonprofits and Consultants

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I first learned about this project last year, when Shiree Teng, the project leader, interviewed me as part of some research on capacity building consultants that lead to the design of ImpactRising.

Top Tech Tasks for Nonprofit Consultants [Infographic]

Tech Soup Blog

We know that many nonprofits can't afford in-house IT experts, relying on a combination of consultants and volunteers to keep their technology running smoothly. Did you know you can access IT consulting services and support through TechSoup? nonprofit nonprofits data Consultants

Reboot: Ten Tips for Working with IT Consultants

AFP Blog

Reboot: Ten Tips for Working with IT Consultants : The situation: you want a new website; or you think an app would be useful; or perhaps you want to beef up your organization's e-commerce. It might be time to hire an Information Technology (IT) consultant. Here's the bad news: working well with an IT consultant will mean some extra homework for you and your team, but not doing your homework can lead to delays and expense

Choosing a Capital Campaign Consultant: 6 Expert Tips

Donor Search

If you’re looking to hire a capital campaign consultant, then you probably know that they can be a valuable asset to your campaign. However, finding the right professional for your nonprofit isn’t always easy.

Advice for Consultants - Part 3

Robert Weiner

This is the third in a series of posts aimed at new consultants in the nonprofit sector. Think about whether you want to be a sole practitioner, build a firm and eventually hire other employees, work for someone else, or form an association (tight or loose) with other consultants. networking through professional or social associations (consultants associations, Rotary, and associations that your potential clients participate in). Tags: Consulting

Goodbye Consulting, Hello Museum of Art & History!

Museum 2.0

I am closing down my consulting business at the end of April, but the Museum 2.0 Dear Museum 2.0 readers, I have some exciting news. As of May 2, I will be the executive director of the Museum of Art & History at McPherson Center in Santa Cruz, CA (here's the press release ).

10 Expert Strategies and 500 Minutes of Free Event Fundraising Consulting

NetWits

With over 500 minutes (that’s 10 hrs) of free event fundraising consulting you’ll learn everything from how to get started with your first event to running effective multi-channel communications programs that increase fundraising performance.

Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide

SocialFish

Are you considering hiring a fundraising consultant? Before beginning your search for the perfect consultant, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the hiring process. Compare consultants. Communicate with your consultant. Compare consultants.

IBM Grants Nonprofits Technology Consulting to Help Better Serve the Community - Xtra xtra

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IBM Grants Nonprofits Technology Consulting to Help Better Serve the Community - Xtra xtra

Supporting NGOs in underserved countries, and recommending consultants

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2) Should funders recommend capacity building consultants or require grantees use certain consultants for projects they fund? Packard Grantees from Pakistan, with In-Country Team.

Marion Conway - Consultant to Nonprofits: Blogging Plan for Nonprofits

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Marion Conway - Consultant to Nonprofits: Blogging Plan for Nonprofits : "I love blogging. In fact I love it so much that I blog at three blogs. I jump head over heels when someone else mentions my blog and when it is someone like Beth Kanter or John Haydon - I feel like doing cartwheels for joy. I think that more nonprofits should blog and I encourage blogging in my social media workshops.

Consultants say business is picking up. Trend?

Robert Weiner

I attended three conferences in April and asked a variety of independent consultants and employees of consulting firms about how the economy is affecting them. The consultants I spoke to work on database implementations, capital campaigns, web design, marketing, and strategic planning. Tags: Consulting Is this a trend?

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Nonprofit Data Management

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Nonprofit Data Management March 12, 2007 As you know, nonprofit data management has been a really important issue for me for a long time. So I thought it would be a great subject for the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants hosted here today.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Nonprofit Data Management

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Nonprofit Data Management March 12, 2007 As you know, nonprofit data management has been a really important issue for me for a long time. So I thought it would be a great subject for the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants hosted here today.

Top Tech Tasks for Nonprofit Consultants [Infographic]

Tech Soup Blog

We know that many nonprofits can't afford in-house IT experts, and rely on a combination of consultants and volunteers to keep their technology running smoothly. Did you know you can access IT consulting services and support through TechSoup? nonprofit nonprofits data Consultants

So You Want To Be A Consultant?

Robert Weiner

I’m organizing two workshops for NTEN’s upcoming Nonprofit Technology Conference on the topic So You Want To Be A Consultant? ( Tags: Consulting The workshops are described here and here.) Holly Ross, NTEN’s Executive Director interviewed me via Skype a few weeks ago and posted the video at www.ntconnect.org/content.php?&cid=159&uid=13. &cid=159&uid=13. The audio and video aren’t quite in sync, but I think it came out well otherwise.

So You Want to Be a Consultant?

Robert Weiner

So You Want to Be a Consultant? Important tip: The zip/thumb drive that came in the conference packet has a nice hand-out full of consulting-specific links, so be sure to open that zip! Sarah’s list of necessary skills for consultants: Product management. Recommends a book called “Consultants Calling&# — Geoffrey Bellman (it’s on Amazon). Michael: Becoming a consultant seemed natural - he felt compelled to keep coming back to it.

8 Reasons Why it Rocks to Be an Association Consultant

SocialFish

Bwahahahaha. GREAT Ignite session by Jeff De Cagna and Jamie Notter at CalSAE. Potluck

Introducing Groundwire and Groundwire Consulting, Inc.

GroundWire

So we recently launched Groundwire Consulting , the for-profit arm of Groundwire, and are thrilled to work closely with nonprofit organizations, government entities and mission-driven businesses supporting an engaged public with a strong voice. Groundwire Consulting. Groundwire Consulting is a mission-driven B Corp and will continue to offer many of the consulting services we offered as Groundwire.org: Engagement Strategy Consulting. These are exciting times.

Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The reason I came to Mumbai was to visit Tata Consultancy Services, the giant outsourcing firm. I had an introduction to the one of key leaders in India's outsourcing revolution, Mr. F.C. Kohli, who was the driving force behind TCS. We had a great conversation high above south Mumbai in the Air India building, which overlooks Mumbai's peninsula. We discussed literacy and access for the blind, and I learned about one of Mr. Kohli's passions, which is adult literacy.

Let’s revisit the concept of failure-friendliness ? Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Strategist and Consultant

AFP Blog

Let’s revisit the concept of failure-friendliness  Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Strategist and Consultant : Although techies vary greatly in their attitudes about projects that don’t work out, we also tend to make tacit assumptions that everyone concerned understands that we are not engaged in an exact science but in an evolving process.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

They're respected by independent third parties & consultants. Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more.

Top Tech Tasks for Nonprofit Consultants: We Tell You More

Tech Soup Blog

cloudcomputing Cloud open data nonprofits IT Running Your Organization cloud computing Consultants TechSoup knows that organizations often struggle with solving IT problems, and we want to help. We surveyed our members to find out more in 2014.

My life as an (almost) ex-Technology Consultant

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology My life as an (almost) ex-Technology Consultant March 19, 2007 Beth Kanter interviewed me for Blogher recently, and one of the questions included “… you work as an independent consultant …&# Well, those days are numbered. I decided several weeks ago, for a variety of reasons, to retire my independent consultant hat.

What Fundraisers Need From Technology Consultants (and Vice Versa) : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

What Fundraisers Need From Technology Consultants (and Vice Versa) : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "So as a fundraiser, don’t accept a consultant that forces a complete overhaul to the way you’ve always done things. Gensemer offers more things for fundraisers to look for when working with a consultant

So You Want to Be a Consultant? Part II

Robert Weiner

Today was the second session of my 2-part workshop for consultants and wanna-be consultants. John Kenyon, John Kenyon Technology Consulting. Burning Issues: Getting the word out about my new consulting practice. Employer — human resources management in hardware consulting. Which path should I take, vendor or “soft&# consulting? Managing a transition from being an employee in an organization to being a consultant in the same organization.

NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0 And it’s making me think a lot about what I’m going to start calling “Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0″

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors. Do we need a consultant or just someone who can train our staff?

Heller Consulting on Constituent Relationship Management

Idealware

Heller Consulting recently released a thought-provoking report that explores the ways in which nonprofits are approaching Constituent Relationship Management (CRM).