nonprofit

What becoming a mom has taught me

When you become a new parent you get a lot of advice. Now don’t get me wrong – some of the pieces of advice I’ve gotten over the past few months have been lifesavers.  But nothing has been more valuable than the times when friends and family have held back on the advice and asked a question instead.

The (contract) end is near. What's your survival plan?

When you have a rockstar consultant doing great work for your nonprofit organization, nearing the end of your contract with him or her can be a real downer.  You may be wondering, “how are we going to keep up this momentum once our consultant leaves?” 

Consultant woes? How to get things back on track

Let’s talk about what to do when things get off track with your consultant. Because let’s be honest, no consultant or consulting engagement has been, or ever will be, completely perfect. So, when you’re starting to get frustrated with your consultant, or you feel a more subtle sense of “things could be going better here,” follow these 4 simple steps to get things back on track...

60 critical minutes to get your consultant relationship off on the right foot.

When you’re working with a consultant to create transformational change - in your nonprofit and in yourself as a leader - your relationship requires deep trust, honest communications, and complete transparency. This kind of intimate relationship takes effort to create and maintain. You need to start building the foundation from the very beginning of your work together, and you can do that with this one simple step.

How RFPs are like eHarmony and a better way to find your match

In the vast sea of nonprofit consultants (especially here in DC), it can be hard to find your perfect match.  So once you’ve done your prep work, what’s the best way to find a great consultant to work on your project?

Success with Consultants Starts Here

Over the next several weeks, we will be writing a series of blog posts on how you can partner effectively with consultants to advance your nonprofit’s effectiveness and impact.  Tune in to get practical, step-by-step tips that will leave you, your team, and your consultant thrilled with the results that you’ve created for your organization.