Choosing a Nonprofit Consultant: Advice for Nonprofits

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Your nonprofit is considering hiring a consultant to assist with a certain project or task. In this quick guide, we’ll discuss whether your nonprofit is ready to work with a consultant. consultant consulting firms fundraising consultant nonprofit consultants

Finding the Best Consultant for Your Nonprofit: Preparing for the Selection Process

Bloomerang

When I talk with nonprofit and foundation leaders, many ask me how to ensure they get the right consultant for their projects. Here’s my advice for finding the right consultant for your nonprofit. . You’ll want to define your needs and what you need from a consultant.

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5 Consultant-Approved Strategies for Capital Campaigns in 2021

NonProfit PRO

Use these consultant-approved strategies to maximize your campaign’s chances of success. Agency/Consultant Relationships Capital Campaigns Capital campaigns ConsultantsAre you planning or considering a capital campaign for your nonprofit?

Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant

.orgSource

The post Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant appeared first on.orgSource. The conference ROI slowly rose like a gator lifting its head from the swamp of negative numbers.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

The Myths and Facts of What a Fundraising Consultant Can Do for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Fundraising professionals have lots of pressure to perform, and organizations are turning to fundraising consultants. Agency/Consultant RelationshipsTaking large institutions out of the equation, we know the fundraising landscape changed profoundly last year.

Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant

.orgSource

The post Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant appeared first on.orgSource. The conference ROI slowly rose like a gator lifting its head from the swamp of negative numbers.

The 2021 List of Established Fundraising Consultants

Whole Whale

Given this competitive landscape it can make a lot of sense to look for fundraising consultants and firms to help your nonprofit. With a full team of consultants and fundraising experts, Byrne Pelofsky helps nonprofits meet their goals while keeping focused on key criteria for each project.

A Helpful List of DEI Companies and Consultants

Whole Whale

When Whole Whale started our search for a DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion) consultant we weren’t sure where to start, which meant turning to Google. The following is a list of DEI companies and consultants that we either found or were referred to us by reputable sources and clients.

Endeavour Consulting for Non-Profits is recruiting nonprofits in need of pro bono consulting services

Charity Village

Endeavour Consulting for Non-Profits (Endeavour) is currently recruiting nonprofit clients for its next round of pro bono consulting services, and would like to invite qualifying non-profits to apply by July 16, 2021. Endeavour is a registered Canadian charity that connects non-profit clients in need of support with pro bono consultants.

Nonprofit Consulting Firms | What to Know + Our 26 Favorites

Donor Search

Luckily, nonprofit consulting firms exist for this very reason. Running a nonprofit organization can be a ton of work, and sometimes you don’t have the resources internally to handle everything on your own.

Nonprofit Consulting Firms | What to Know + Our 26 Favorites

Donor Search

Luckily, nonprofit consulting firms exist for this very reason. Running a nonprofit organization can be a ton of work, and sometimes you don’t have the resources internally to handle everything on your own.

A GOOD SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION CONSULTANT

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This growing dependence on the web means companies are beginning to employ professional Search engine optimization consultants to keep and enhance their website. The entrepreneur or business owner should employ a consultant that’s experienced as well as an expert within their field.

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.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

An eLearning consultant can help you answer this question and more. Through that work, we’ve seen the common questions that associations face when it comes to hiring an eLearning consultant— and now, we’re here to answer them: What is an eLearning 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 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.

Thinking of a new AMS? Key Considerations from Gravitate’s technology consultants.

Gravitate

One of the questions we are asked most frequently is: “Should I upgrade my current system or should I start looking at a new AMS?”

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

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.).

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 November 19, 2007 Today, it’s my turn to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. Keep track of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, no matter which blog is hosting, by subscribing to the Carnival feed. {

Community Business Project program at UBC accepting applications for free business consulting

Charity Village

The CBP provides organizations with free business consulting from teams of highly motivated Master of Management (MM) students. The post Community Business Project program at UBC accepting applications for free business consulting appeared first on CharityVillage.

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.

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. Who better to ask for advice on how to do that well than Ellen Simon, the former head of one of Harlem’s most prominent nonprofits and a leading nonprofit consultant now herself. Getting Your Money’s Worth From a Nonprofit Consultant. Decide who will be the consultant’s main contact. consultants

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.

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?

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

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

Or, to ensure you absolutely get the best LMS for your association, hire an LMS consultant to help you with requirements, selection, and implementation. Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. LMS consultants have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of associations choose the best LMS for their needs. Consultants draw on their deep experience to ensure you get the right technology for your existing and future needs. How LMS Consultants Help with Requirements Analysis.

4 Glaring Signs You Need to Hire IT Consulting Firms

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In these moments, companies need to hire IT consulting Sydney to accurately detect the problem and provide a useful and lasting solution. When to Hire IT Consulting Companies? Hence, you should know the right moments when to consult and employ their service. To put an end to your loss of productivity and opportunity in your company, you need to hire qualified IT consultants. For companies, the emergence of information technology (IT) is a blessing.

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… They can give you assistance so that you don’t have to hire someone full-time or do the research yourself.

An Analytics Consultant’s Recommendations for Fundraising During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

As consultants, we give advice for a living. In the past, members of the analytics consulting team at Blackbaud have written on this subject matter in the 2009 publication Building Fundraising Momentum in a Recession and the 2011 article Raising Money During Challenging Times.

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?

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. Plus, since they’re temporary hires, your organization can save funds… Education

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.

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.

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. Ok, on with the 10 expert event fundraising strategies and free recorded consulting … Turn Donors into Fundraising Machines.

Ease Your AMS Worries with the Use of a Good Consultant

fusionSpan

Have you considered hiring a consultant to help you identify the ideal system for your association and help with the data conversion? If your nonprofit has a small staff, little technical expertise or limited time, a consultant may be just what you need.

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.

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. Picking the right consultant can be critical to your campaign’s success because they can help shape everything from your case for support… Capital CampaignsHowever, finding the right professional for your nonprofit isn’t always easy.

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). This is the 15th CCA-affiliated Academy that Lois Ann Porter, Visionlink’s Sr. Vice President, has helped design and implement. The Academy format is based on Lois Ann’s Institute design.

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.