Nonprofit Workplaces

Harvard Business

Does standard work advice not apply to you because you’re at a nonprofit? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Joan Garry, a nonprofit leadership consultant and former executive director. They talk through what to do when you’re trying to advance amid a leadership change, your job seems to shift as sources of funding do, or you’re unsure how to describe your work to people in the private sector.

Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager: how consulting set her up for entrepreneurship, nonprofit and public sector leadership, and industry impact

Management Consulted

The Story of one Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager Are you interested in Deloitte Consulting? Or just in good stories about how consultants transition as experienced hires? The post Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager: how consulting set her up for entrepreneurship, nonprofit and public sector leadership, and industry impact appeared first on Management Consulted. deloitte consulting life as a consultant

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Did LinkedIn help nonprofits & leave nonprofit professionals behind?

The Nonprofit Consultant

Some time back I blogged about LinkedIn's (then new) Board Connect Service as a great new resource for nonprofit organizations. In the couple of years since, LinkedIn has built upon and expanded their vision of "LinkedIn for Good" and their offerings to nonprofits. I have taken part in a couple of free nonprofit technology trainings provided by LinkedIn and have enjoyed meeting their enthusiastic and caring team. careers jobs LinkedIn Nonprofit

Nonprofit Rescue: The Pitch

The Nonprofit Consultant

We all have dreams for the nonprofit sector: increased individual giving, more effective boards, simplified government grant applications, better trained staff. Well, one of my dreams for the sector is greater public understanding of the nuts and bolts of how nonprofits operate, and I've got an idea for implementing it: a reality TV show. So far the only time real, community, grass-roots nonprofits have been seen on reality TV is on shows like the Secret Millionaire.

Nonprofits Talking Taxes

The Nonprofit Consultant

Earlier this month I attended a workshop at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County called " Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes." The workshop was conducted by Kim Klein, a well-known, much respected, and quite beloved fundraising consultant and trainer. Nonprofits that have always relied on those sources were suddenly in competition with schools and libraries. These workshops are free, and are available to any nonprofit group in California.

My First Nonprofit Job

The Nonprofit Consultant

After about seven years as an independent consultant, in January I began a regular, full-time executive director position with a local nonprofit organization, and spent the month fully immersed in learning the programs, the culture, and the needs. The truth is, at the time of my first nonprofit job, I had no idea that it would be my career. What was your first experience raising money for a cause or working for a nonprofit? careers Nonprofit jobs

Social Media 101 for Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

On a professional level, I got involved with nonprofit online discussions as a member of HandsNet around 1996. I hope to continue to learn and fascinated by social media, and I hope to continue to bring that experience and enthusiasm to my colleagues and clients in the nonprofit sector. Oh, and if you'd like a copy of my powerpoint slides from yesterday's presentation, just send me an email (contact info in the "about the consultant" section of this blog).

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

It is my honor, once again, to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. Jeff Brooks - On nonprofit "branding" as building a movement. Jack Yoest - On nonprofit corporate governance: The Rotary. Thank you for joining us on this round-up of what's happening on the nonprofit consulting blogs. Tags: Nonprofit blog carnivals strategic planning fundraising carnival of nonprofit consultants consulting

Charting your consulting career direction

Tom Spencer

Consulting is a career where you hit the ground running. Having a clear direction and strategy for your career early on can grant you amazing advantages, but so can keeping your options open and exploring the opportunities offered by consulting. The joys of consulting.

So You Want to Start a Nonprofit?

The Nonprofit Consultant

Are nonprofits not "playing nice in the sandbox"? c2acO " In that blog, the author, consultant Erik Anderson, asks: Why is it that every time someone has a new idea, they want to start a new non-profit organization to do it? The responses I got back all seemed to agree with Mr. Anderson: "There are too many nonprofits!" But not, apparently, in the nonprofit sector. Which of these goals is bad for the nonprofit sector? Too many nonprofits?

Succeeding As A Non-Profit Consultant with Elizabeth Woolfe: Podcast #26

Consulting Success

The importance of trusting your motivation, developing habits of effective networking and capitalizing on your strengths to find greater consulting success. Description: In today’s episode, I’m joined by Elizabeth Woolfe, a passionate consultant with a focus on nonprofit organizations in the healthcare industry. There is a common misconception in the consulting world that working with nonprofit organizations means that there are no profits to be had for consultants.

Our Latest Mission: Rebranding a Nonprofit to Win

Women in Consulting

Running a Consulting Business Top Consulting Tips branding Rebranding women in consulting By: Jennifer LeBlanc Over the summer, we’ve been secretly working on a great project … we’re doing a pro bono brand relaunch for Operation Freedom Paws. Because we are a bunch of softies here at ThinkResults. The combination of giving shelter dogs new lives as service dogs and helping veterans with invisible wounds move back into a normal civilian life was irresistible for us.

Top Three Takeaways from the Nonprofit Overhead Challenge

The Nonprofit Consultant

Overhead, of course, is shorthand for what nonprofits spend on general management and oversight, fundraising, and membership development. Last Friday, I attended Stronger Together , a conference produced in collaboration by CalNonprofits, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, and Nonprofits'' Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC). Nonprofits have to educate themselves, and their staffs, about what qualifies as program, and what gets lumped in with overhead.

Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

It's my honor once again to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. So, here you go with a variety of excellent brain food for the nonprofit professional. Rosetta Thurman presents Founder's Syndrome: A Leak in the Nonprofit Leadership Pipeline posted at Perspectives From the Pipeline. Kivi Leroux Miller presents How to Edit Yourself When You Write to Much posted at Nonprofit Communications >> Blog.

Top Consulting Firms

CaseInterview.com

What are the Top Consulting Firms? While it sometimes seems that everyone wants to get into the top 3 strategy consulting firms McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company (Bain), also known as MBB , it's worth noting that there are several other top consulting firms that can give a career a real boost. Below is a list of top consulting firms evaluated for their performance in several different categories. BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP.

5 Steps to Strategically Positioning Your Consulting

Consulting Matters

Are you tired of the endless chase for small-paying consulting gigs? Do you want to stop under-valuing yourself through sub-contracting with other consultants and take your place as a sought-after advisor to the C-Suite? How I Discovered the True Consultant's Purpose (1:48).

Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Consultant

Mr. Leitten is an experienced non-profit leader and consultant, chief executive and attorney. He provides consulting services nationally to non-profit leaders from his office in Port Orange, Florida. He can be reached at Leitten Consulting - consulting.leitten.com. Brian Leitten, guest blogger, can be reached at Leitten Consulting - consulting.leitten.com. Tags: continuous improvement processes Nonprofit management efficiency From Guest Blogger: Brian Leitten.

First Six Months – Adjusting to Consulting Life

Tom Spencer

Is a job in consulting really what you expect it will be when you are a student, knee-deep in case prep and coffee chats? In this series , we hear from new consultants who were recently in those shoes, and what their experience has actually been like during the transition from the dream to the day-to-day reality of consulting work. What were the most useful things about business school that prepped you for your consulting role? Before the Interview consulting careers

The Secret to Landing Six-Figure Consulting Projects with Dauwn Parker: Podcast #17

Consulting Success

A little patience and a lot of value are all it takes to prove your high-dollar consulting worth. The Secret to Landing Six-Figure Consulting Projects with Dauwn Parker. I’m really excited to have you come on here, Dauwn, and just share with us your journey and experience along the consulting path. My name is Dauwn Parker and I started Precision Partners consulting firm back in 2013. Six-Figure Consulting Projects: Precision Partners.

Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

It is my pleasure, once again, to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. Katya Andresen presents How to court a blogger posted at Katya's Nonprofit Marketing Blog. Thank you for joining us on this round-up of what's happening on the nonprofit consulting blogs. Tags: causes blog carnivals marketing carnival of nonprofit consultants mission For those new to blog carnivals, they are a fun way to focus in on a topic and learn about new blogs.

Getting Nonprofit Job Classifications Right

The Nonprofit Consultant

I've spent some time this morning and earlier this week in phone consultation with a for-profit company, and it's been great. No, I haven't turned away from the nonprofit sector. have you ever looked at the classifications for nonprofit jobs and said to yourself, "They just don't get it."? Well, this company is putting together a new, better job search engine, and is really trying to get the nonprofit jobs right. Put your nonprofit marketing into high gear.

The Consultant's Role: How to Position Yourself for Maximum Influence

Consulting Matters

Are you thinking about becoming a consultant but not sure what the consultant's role entails? Are you currently a consultant and tired of shadow boxing negative stereotypes about this role and want to be seen as an essential strategic partner to executives?

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In Consulting, Attitude Is Everything|Women In Consulting Blog

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. Nonprofit Management. Management System (Nonprofit CRM) CRM Charity Software (UK). Nonprofit Internet Solutions.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants #3

The Nonprofit Consultant

The third edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants has been posted over at the Nonprofit Communications blog. Tags: nonprofits , blog carnival , communicationsOnce again, this blog has been honored with one of my posts being chosen for inclusion. Check out the Carnival, and all the great writing from my colleagues around the country.

Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

Welcome to the Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants. This traveling carnival was started by Kivi Leroux Miller of the Writing911.com Nonprofit Communications Blog to bring you the best postings on nonprofit issues each week. Speaking of "sacred cows," a bit of controversy was kicked up recently when the Donor InSite blog posted a link to an article from Inside Collin County Business called Running a nonprofit like a business.

Nonprofit Professionals - Amateur Managers?

The Nonprofit Consultant

Think about this in relation to how nonprofit managers come up through the ranks. After reading JP's posting yesterday, I began thinking about my own preparation for my career in nonprofit management, and now consulting. Some of my best, and most relevant, management training came from professional development workshops at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. I continue to do occasional Supervisory Skills workshops for my clients as an independent consultant.

How to Figure Out Your Consulting Bill Rate

Successful Independent Consulting

I know a consultant who is going to do some work designing a company’s program for high-potential employees. The consultant has talent but not much experience. Pricing consulting services is notoriously difficult, particularly for self-employed consultants. Obviously, a consultant with 25 years of experience can charge more than someone with 10. Market conditions and competition — Are there a lot of consultants who do what you do?

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Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Zone

The Nonprofit Consultant

I am pleased to announce that as of today, the Nonprofit Consultant Blog is part of the Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Zone. I'm honored that my posts will be in the company of posts from some of my favorite nonprofit blogs, including Donor Power Blog, Getting Attention, Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, Studio 501c3, and several more.

A Scary Nonprofit Halloween Story

The Nonprofit Consultant

Once upon a time, a local government agency wanted to give grants in a particular issue area, so they put out an RFP and called all the area nonprofits to a special meeting. The nonprofits came to the mandatory 3-1/2 hour meeting and received over 60 pages of instructions on how to complete the seven page proposal package (two pages of actual writing plus lots of forms). Tags: Nonprofit funding nightmare government bureaucracy

Diversify and Create Multiple Income Streams as a Consultant with Dorie Clark: Podcast #11

Consulting Success

Multiply and protect your income streams by expanding your skills, expertise, and presence in the consulting world. She is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Dorie currently splits her time between teaching, consulting, and writing. Dorie currently has seven different income streams — consulting, executive coaching, teaching, writing, professional speaking, online classes, and affiliate marketing.

Top 10 Consulting Firms in Washington, DC

Management Consulted

We just love bringing you good reads, and today our spotlight turns to top consulting firms in one of our favorite cities in the U.S. Although historically not known for consulting services (unless you were consulting – ahem, lobbying – government officials), strategy, operations, and even tech consulting have exploded inside and outside the Beltway in the last 10 years. Charles River Associates, and NERA Economic Consulting.

Women in Consulting 2012 Silent Auction|Women In Consulting Blog

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. Nonprofit Management. Management System (Nonprofit CRM) CRM Charity Software (UK). Nonprofit Internet Solutions.

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Founded in Boston, MA , and containing the heart and DNA of consulting industry giant Bain & Company, Bridgespan is the key non-profit consulting firm in today’s consulting industry. Bridgespan Employees: 15-60 Consultants. Bridgespan is the offspring of none other than consulting industry giant Bain & Company. Bridgespan was birthed out of Bain’s desire to expand its support of nonprofits. Strategy Consulting.

Strategy Consulting – Reflections on the First Six Months

Tom Spencer

When you’re interested in working at a consulting firm, there are clear things you can do to prepare: meet associates, prepare for case interviews, and do your homework on what sets the firm apart from its peers. The piece of consulting life that is less accessible to prospective consultants is the process of adjusting to the firm life post-business school. What was the best thing you did in business school to prepare you for your role as a consultant?

New Nonprofit Resource Site

The Nonprofit Consultant

There are, of course, sections about her consulting and coaching services, but also check out the free resources. I've known Nancy for several years, going back to my time as Silicon Valley Director for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and Nancy was one of our workshop presenters. I still see her often at AFP and other nonprofit / fundraising / consulting events. Tags: nonprofit , resources , fundraising , workshops , consulting

Transferring Assets Between Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Consultant

Here's a question that I received by email this week: What are the rules for giving part of your profits from a fundraiser to another nonprofit? If you are asking about IRS rules for transferring assets to another nonprofit, I don't think it's very difficult at all, although you should consult with your accountant to make sure it's done properly. As a nonprofit, these remaining assets cannot be taken as profits; they must remain with a 501(c)(3) (or similar) organization.

5 Timeless Social Media Marketing Tips|Women In Consulting Blog

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. Nonprofit Management. Management System (Nonprofit CRM) CRM Charity Software (UK). Nonprofit Internet Solutions.

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The Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants - #13

The Nonprofit Consultant

Greetings and welcome to the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, edition #13. Each edition of the carnival is a collection of the best advice and resources that consultants and other support organizations are offering to nonprofits through their blogs each week. I am your guest host/consultant for the week, Ken Goldstein. Have you experienced data coming in too late to save your nonprofit's program? That nonprofit executives are overpaid?

How Consultants Can Use Pinterest for Promotion|Women In.

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. Nonprofit Management. Management System (Nonprofit CRM) CRM Charity Software (UK). Nonprofit Internet Solutions.

Come to the Nonprofit Consultants Carnival

The Nonprofit Consultant

From mid-June through July, the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants will taking place in the blogosphere. Here's how founding organizer Kivi Leroux Miller describes it: "This carnival is a collection of the best advice and resources that consultants and other support organizations are offering to nonprofits through their blogs each week." Tags: nonprofit , consultant , bloggers , carnival