Would you rather work with people whose only experience is telling others what they should do, or with a team that’s ‘been there?’ We have not only fancy MBAs, but years of C-level leadership experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. Whether you want to merge, restructure, build a new strategy, or develop your Board, we can help.
The Non-Profit Advisors’ consulting team prides itself in having the breadth of experience needed to truly connect the dots between culture, operations, finance, and other real-world realities to know what will work – and what won’t. We listen first and will always be brutally honest with you. And you can depend upon getting more than you pay for: Real answers – not just checklists and PowerPoint. Our approach is comprehensive and holistic because we have each been in the driver’s seat long enough to appreciate that every aspect matters: the people; would-be funders; financials; the Board; and the external environment of partners, competitors, regulatory and political actors, and others. We offer in-depth and highly nuanced advice on all the factors that impact an organization’s health and future.
Our team is not just highly qualified in consulting, but brings the ‘real world’, practical experience of both nonprofit and for profit executive leadership – including multiple CEO roles – to the job. We have been in your shoes and understand that effecting change requires more than nice PowerPoint and checklists. It requires an in-depth, honest, and holistic perspective of what is going on at all levels and in all areas of your organization, including your Board. No two engagements are the same and we do not fall back on cookie-cutter answers.
The decision to merge two (or more) nonprofit entities requires not just digging through the documents on the checklist, but thoughtful sole-searching and honest dialogue about what each party wishes to accomplish and what truly defines each organization. Nonprofit Advisors applies the same integrated approach to nonprofit consolidation that it does to all its strategic leadership engagements. We not only look at everything from financials, program structure and practices, staffing, real estate, and future visions, but help the parties connect the dots among these key areas to understand how best to act on the bigger picture.
Very reasonably! We start by talking to you about your view of the scope, timing, and specific deliverables and then give you a fixed price you can rely on. Our goal at the conclusion of any engagement is to be sure you get more than you pay for and are enthusiastic about recommending us to your friends. In select cases, we also offer services on a limited pro bono basis to nonprofits unable to pay.