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consultant directory

To support our nonprofit organizations in fulfilling their missions, ECCF has created a directory of professional consultants who live, work or have clients in Essex County. While ECCF does not directly recommend consultants, this directory allows nonprofit staff and board leaders to search based on their areas of needed support.

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Adaptiv Architecture & Planning $email_address: rwfreni@adaptiv.org
$phone_number: (508) 932-9706
$consultant_name: Robert Freni
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Architectural planning and Design services
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K), Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M), Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Adaptiv provides planning and architecture services to emerging communities across the globe. Our services employ a community centric, collaborative methodology of research and design thinking to problem solve and develop resilient solutions that adapt to the ever changing needs of the communities we serve. We constantly build, measure, and learn from past experiences and projects to push constant innovation in order to produce the efficiency of our final product.
Allative Communications $email_address: allison@allativecommunications.com
$phone_number: (202) 556-0933
$consultant_name: Allison Bernstein
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Writing/Editing
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Whether you need to persuade critics, engage new audiences, or empower your team, Allative Communications can help you turn good policy, programs, and research into great strategy, messaging, and tactics. From talking points and copywriting to comprehensive planning and capacity-building, we create the communications you need to reach that destination with consistency, eloquence, and style.
Amanda Preston Consulting LLC $email_address: amanda@amandapreston.net
$phone_number: (978) 783-2104
$consultant_name: Amanda Preston
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management, Finances and Administration, 1) Inter-organizational collaborations and partnerships 2) science research, professional training and outreach
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: To strengthen nonprofits' influence and impact, I offer advisory and hands-on services in inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary partnerships and collaborations; strategic planning, communications, and positioning; fundraising/philanthropy; operational assessments/ improvement plans; and stakeholder engagement with senior leaders, funders, legislators, staff and institutional partners. I am flexible in my consulting approach and will readily adapt to specialized challenges and opportunities.
Brightspot Consultants $email_address: briana@brightspotconsultants.com
$phone_number: (480) 544-3431
$consultant_name: Briana Carrigg
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Brightspot is a New England based consulting collaborative providing non-profit organizations with energetic and thoughtful approaches to fund development and campaigns, strategic planning, grant writing, governance, and operations. Our goal with every engagement is to gain an in-depth understanding of a client's needs, opportunities, and environment, bringing our expertise and practical experience to bear to propel organizations to be as nimble, effective, and sustainable as possible.
C Change Consulting $email_address: chris@c-changeconsulting.com
$phone_number: 978-376-1542
$consultant_name: Christina Howe
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, database management & reporting, technology, software applications (i.e., CRMs, marketing tools, etc.)
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K), Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M)
$explanation: Digital strategy, planning and technology coaching. We help you strategically plan, manage, and execute the online transformation necessary to make profound changes and attain measurable results for your business's bottom line.
CaffeinatedKyle.com $email_address: hello@CaffeinatedKyle.com
$phone_number: (805) 286-1916
$consultant_name: Kyle Elliott
$areas_of_consulting: Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES is the founder and career coach behind CaffeinatedKyle.com. He is also a self-proclaimed Starbucks addict. His passion for coaching has positioned him to present and motivate people on the topics of professional development, mental health and/or social justice. Audiences have included Fortune 100/500 companies, startups, government agencies, nonprofits and university campuses, among many others.
Cause & Effect Inc. $email_address: gayle@ceffect.com
$phone_number: (401) 331-2272
$consultant_name: Gayle L Gifford
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Board and Volunteer Management, CEO performance review; other public engagement; sustainability assessments
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Cause & Effect Inc. provides strategic consultation to nonprofits and public agencies. We help organizations and networks create consensus on their strategic direction and build the capacity they need for maximum community betterment. Our services include strategic planning, organization and fund development, facilitation, training, and board development. Over the last two decades, we have helped hundreds of organizations from the grassroots to international shape their futures.
Civitas Strategies $email_address: Gary@civstrat.com
$phone_number: (617) 858-0006
$consultant_name: Gary Romano
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management, Finances and Administration, Human Resources, Advisement and Leadership Coaching
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Civitas Strategies is a management consultancy that offers our clients actionable and affordable services that include: Strategy, Systems Change, and Collective Impact Planning, Coaching and Advisement, Talent Recruitment and Management, our Finding Your North Starª System for Self-Executable Planning and Organizational Development and Program Evaluations (through Luminary Evaluation Group).
Consultants for Institutional Advancement $email_address: diane@dianedemarcocfre.com
$phone_number: (781) 665 -8120
$consultant_name: Diane DeMarco
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Executive Coaching
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: From board workshops to strategic planning and campaign management, Consultants for Institutional Advancement delivers value and sound solutions. Our philosophy - partnering with clients yields the best long-term result. We possess the practical and theoretical industry knowledge to meet your challenges. Partnering since 1985 with NPOÕs our services include: Philanthropy Plans, Leadership Training, Retreats, Focus Groups, Executive Coaching, Feasibility Studies, Annual Giving, and Major Gifts.
CPA Tax Partners $email_address: nichole@cpataxpartners.com
$phone_number: (631) 965-6795
$consultant_name: Nichole Heid
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Finances and Administration, Human Resources
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: We are a nationwide, virtual CPA firm serving nonprofits. We help nonprofits overcome daily challenges. Our services include accounting, cash and grant management, tax return preparation, outsourced controllership, and financial audits.
Creative Collective LLC $email_address: john@creativecollectivema.com
$phone_number: (978) 224-8856
$consultant_name: John Andrews
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc.
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M)
$explanation: Creative Collective empowers the sustainability of the creative industries. Creative Collective fosters growth, sustainability and scalability for creative thinkers, organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators.Creative Collective is a business program designed to provide opportunities, connections, marketing, collaborations, resources and support for the creative industries.
Curtis Strategy $email_address: eric@curtisstrategy.com
$phone_number: (617) 283-8914
$consultant_name: Eric Curtis
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Organization Design, Consolidation Strategy
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: At Curtis Strategy we work collaboratively with organizations to align the right resources, design innovative strategy, and create customized plans leading to future growth and sustainability. We specialize in Strategic Planning, Organization Design, Board Governance, and Merger Strategy. Our methodology involves a balance between people's success and the process it takes to get there. We utilize proven delivery methods to achieve transformative results and increase our client's social impact.
Danielle Kempe Fundraising $email_address: djdig@comcast.net
$phone_number: (978) 302-3904
$consultant_name: Danielle Kempe
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc.
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K)
$explanation: Specializing in growing fundraising of "small but mighty" nonprofits - using storytelling. I'm a nonprofit fundraising generalist with over 10+ years of experience
Danosky & Associates $email_address: sharon@danosky.com
$phone_number: (860)799-6330
$consultant_name: Sharon Danosky
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Finances and Administration
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Danosky & Associates works with nonprofit organizations to move their strategic vision forward with an army of support behind them. Our approach is strategic, action-oriented and results-driven. Through assessments and analysis, we develop strategies that succeed, strengthen boards that work, create cultures where philanthropy thrives, raise significant funds for present and future opportunities and develop communications that demonstrate your impact and inspire your constituencies.
Dawn Grenier Consulting: Spinning words into gold $email_address: dmgrenier@gmail.com
$phone_number: (781) 696-6142
$consultant_name: Dawn Grenier
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Grant research and strategy
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: A successful grants program for any nonprofit is much more than meeting proposal deadlines. What does your team need to get to the next level? My work includes traditional grant writing services for private and corporate foundations, as well as public funding sources. It also goes beyond, with training and coaching for your on-staff grant professional. We can work together on grant portfolio development and relationship management planning for your key funders, both current and prospective.
Dayla Arabella Inc. $email_address: dayla@daylaarabella.com
$phone_number: (617) 449-7384
$consultant_name: Dayla Arabella Santurri
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, Event Coordination
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Dayla Arabella Inc. provides comprehensive event consulting services from conceptualization to on-site coordination. Additionally, we provide a full spectrum of public relations and marketing services.
dba Joanna Gattuso Consulting $email_address: joannagattuso@gmail.com
$phone_number: 1+(617) 390-4660
$consultant_name: Joanna Gattuso
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, meeting/retreat facilitation, workplace culture change, team/leadership coaching
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K)
$explanation: Joanna works to support organizations through the deep work of shifting culture and staying on-purpose. Her clients include state agencies, non-profit organizations, and community coalitions with a deep sense of purpose and passion. Through training, retreats, systems-change, or leadership coaching, Joanna partners with individuals and groups to move toward a workplace culture that is built-in the right relationship with one another, to the work, and to ourselves.
Deep Why Design, LLC $email_address: jtaylor@deepwhydesign.com
$phone_number: (617) 564-3226
$consultant_name: Jenn Taylor
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Finances and Administration, Operations and Process Improvement; Technology
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Deep Why Design works as an Operations Partner for nonprofits, picking up where strategy leaves off. We help organizations improve the way they engage people, design processes, and use technology so the day-to-day truly works for all stakeholders. Our services include capacity planning, process improvement in program and non-program operations, establishing new technologies, and improving the ongoing management and delivery of existing operations.
Emerging Executive $email_address: nadia@emergingexecutive.com
$phone_number: (978) 594-8593
$consultant_name: Nadia Prescott
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M)
$explanation: Our services at Emerging Executive help nonprofit organizations through the most appropriate combination of consulting, executive coaching, or training for your organization, and always incorporates practical experience and feedback. Services include board and leadership development, executive coaching, strategic planning, and grant writing.
Fridman Strategies $email_address: fridmanstrategies@gmail.com
$phone_number: (617) 504-4234
$consultant_name: Nanette Fridman
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Fridman Strategies is a multi-service consulting firm that primarily focuses on strategy, governance, fundraising, leadership coaching, and talent development for values-driven organizations. Founder Nanette Fridman is a regular keynote speaker, trainer, and facilitator. She is the author of On Board: What Every Board Member Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service and of Holding the Gavel: What Nonprofit Board Leaders Need to Know.
Fundraising Focus $email_address: susan@fundraising-focus.com
$phone_number: (508) 277-8043
$consultant_name: Susan Stendahl
$areas_of_consulting: Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: After more than 20 years as a Development professional in the North Shore and in Boston, I established a consulting practice two years ago based in Ipswich. I am a fundraising generalist, with specific experience and interest in development program assessment, strategic planning for development, establishing major gifts programs in small and mid-size NPO's, and working with nonprofit boards to build capacity for their organizations.
Impact Consults $email_address: gregg@impactconsults.com
$phone_number: (518) 470-1532
$consultant_name: Gregg Davis
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Executive Transition and Search; Mergers, affiliations and restructuring; business model and revenue model analysis
$which_nonprofit: Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M), Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Impact Consults is designed to help nonprofits solve challenging problems, capture opportunities to grow their impact, and manage significant transitions. Impact Consults primary lines of business are mergers, affiliations and restructuring, executive transition and search and strategic and business planning. Uniquely, Impact Consults offers the Executive Search-Merger Assessment to support structured decision making for nonprofits facing executive and organizational transition.
Insource Services, Inc. $email_address: swalsh@insourceservices.com
$phone_number: 781-235-1490
$consultant_name: Saleha Walsh
$areas_of_consulting: Finances and Administration, Human Resources, Technology
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Insource Services offers cost-effective, outsourced Finance, Technology, and HR management consulting including (1) Full department outsourcing; (2) As-needed functional services; (3) Project/Interim assignments; (4) Assessments; and (5) Training. We can support you by performing any and all accounting and finance, technology, and human resource functions, as well as providing CFO, CIO and senior HR leadership and advice.
Interim Executive Solutions $email_address: dharris@interim-exec.org
$phone_number: 1(617) 512-1961
$consultant_name: David Harris
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Board and Volunteer Management, Finances and Administration, Interim leadership including ED, CFO and Development
$which_nonprofit: Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M), Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: When leadership changes are imminent, IES places and supports experienced Interim leaders who are able to quickly understand the culture and operating principles of an organization, connect with stakeholders, establish priorities, and work with staff and board to act on the most pressing issues. They set the stage for the success of your next permanent hire. IES consultants also help organizations find and capitalize on opportunities to strengthen governance and operations.
J Campbell Social Marketing $email_address: julia@jcsocialmarketing.com
$phone_number: (978) 578-1328
$consultant_name: Julia Campbell
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, Social media, digital marketing, digital fundraising
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Through speaking and consulting, Julia Campbell guides organizations of all sizes on the best uses of social media and storytelling to build communities, showcase impact, and advance their causes.
J.VALVERDE Grant Writer & Communications Consultant $email_address: grantsfornps@gmail.com
$phone_number: 978 853 9211
$consultant_name: Janice Valverde
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., e-newsletters
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M)
$explanation: J.VALVERDE services range from ongoing grants management to one-time grant-writing. Services include research to identify grant opportunities aligning with your mission and funding needs, writing grant proposals and reports, and creating and maintaining a customized grants management system. It consolidates your grants calendar, links to funder websites, contact information, application guidelines, deadlines, grant portal logins, and funding history. My mission is to advance your mission!
JennyB Designs $email_address: chat@jennyb-designs.com
$phone_number: (917) 843-9945
$consultant_name: Jennifer Belanger
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, Website Design and Nonprofit Tech
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K), Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M), Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: I design websites for nonprofit organizations that are passionate about making a better world so that they can clearly communicate their impact, generate donations, and create community. I also offer free nonprofit tech resources including the tutorial: “Learn 12 free + easy website updates you can make immediately to raise money and attract more support!”
Jocelyn Bishop Consulting, LLC $email_address: jocelyn@jocelynbishopconsulting.com
$phone_number: (978) 799-1068
$consultant_name: Jocelyn Bishop
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Board and Volunteer Management, Finances and Administration, Law, including nonprofit tax law
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Jocelyn Bishop is a nonprofit and philanthropic advisor with over 2 decades of experience. Her areas of expertise include nonprofit tax law, governance, finance, and operations. Jocelyn works on areas including strategic giving, the Form 990, endowments, alternative investments, and tax legislation. Before establishing herself as an independent consultant, Jocelyn enjoyed roles as VP of Tax at Harvard Management Co. and Director in PwCÕs Exempt Organization Tax practice.
Johnson O’Conner Feron & Carucci LLP $email_address: j.giso@johnsonoconnor.com
$phone_number: (781)-914-3400
$consultant_name: Douglas Thorpe, CPA
$areas_of_consulting: Finances and Administration, best practices in 990 reporting, and a breadth of general tax issues and advice, board governance related topics
$which_nonprofit: Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Our experienced accounting, tax, and business advisors possess the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to bring tangible solutions to any nonprofit entity. Our team of professionals has a tested track record of years of service and commitment throughout their careers to many nonprofits throughout New England. We also provide the added value that comes from being an energetic, energetic, collaborative group of professionals dedicated to working primarily in the nonprofit sector. We have expertise serving a wide range of nonprofit organizations. While our high‐level expertise and experience can match many of the larger accounting firms, you will find working with us to be a very different experience – one that is individualized, collaborative, respectful, and responsive.
JWH Consulting LLC dba Building On $email_address: jodiwilinskyhill@gmail.com
$phone_number: (617) 543-6035
$consultant_name: Jodi Wilinsky Hill
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Building On was provides Interim Leadership and strategy/planning, fundraising, messaging, collaboration, and leadership-related consulting services to nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, coalitions, and cross-sector alliances. We embrace complexity sort out challenges, create clarity, offer solutions, and amplify impact. We will work with you to assess your needs, make outcome-driven recommendations, and move a project forward Ð with a clear timeline.
Karen DeTemple Consulting $email_address: kdetemple@mac.com
$phone_number: (617)571-6789
$consultant_name: Karen DeTemple
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Successful fundraising connects people, builds networks, and achieves a vision. With over two decades of experience, I collaborate with my clients to drive their fundraising and marketing strategies forward while supporting and strengthening their mission and growing their audience. I deliver dynamic fundraising consultation and executive coaching that brings fresh energy, new leadership and strategy to forward-thinking non-profits nationwide.
Kick It Up Consulting $email_address: carla@kickitupconsulting.com
$phone_number: (617) 455-5980
$consultant_name: Carla Scheri
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Kick It Up Consulting is located on the North Shore of Boston. We offer consulting services to the thriving arts & culture sector in Eastern Mass. Our expertise includes strategic planning, marketing, communications, and project management. Our client base includes cultural districts, municipalities, placemaking agencies, museums, colleges, artisans, makers, musicians, and visual artists.
Lincoln Investment $email_address: jlevine@lincolninvestment.com
$phone_number: (781) 647-3050
$consultant_name: Jason Levine
$areas_of_consulting: Financial Planning
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M)
$explanation: Whether you are a one-person entrepreneur or a mid-size organization, offering the right retirement plan is a key decision you will need to make. Having the right plan will not only prepare your current employees for a secure retirement but will assist you in attracting the best qualified job seekers to your organization.
Lindauer $email_address: lroberts@lindauerglobal.com
$phone_number: (617) 262-1102
$consultant_name: Libby Roberts
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Finances and Administration, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
$which_nonprofit: Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Lindauer is a global search and talent firm with a true understanding of the nonprofit world and what it takes to succeed in its challenging environment. Our proven success across the sectors includes higher education; independent schools; hospitals and academic medical centers; think tanks, research facilities, and foundations; and advocacy, public service, social justice, and other mission-driven nonprofits.
NextStep Nonprofit LLC $email_address: tracy@nextstepnonprofit.com
$phone_number: (781) 249-1756
$consultant_name: Tracy Sopchak
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: NextStep Nonprofit helps nonprofit organizations raise philanthropic revenue more efficiently and more effectively by partnering with them over the long term to implement a comprehensive set of holistic development capacity building projects. We utilize our Holistic Approach to Nonprofit Development to promote a healthy culture, a well-aligned brand, clear impact measurements, a robust toolset, and an engaged board for our clients.
Pohl Consulting $email_address: pohlrachel@gmail.com
$phone_number: (978) 578-5011
$consultant_name: Rachel Pohl
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Board and Volunteer Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Strategic Partnerships; Relationship Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K), Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M), Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Rachel is a strategy/communications advisor with 30 years of experience working with foundations, family donors, social investors, corporate giving programs, and nonprofits on solutions to improve workforce, health, community development, education, and environmental sustainability. Currently, Rachel is working with philanthropy/social investing clients and nonprofits designing and scaling health systems to integrate social systems, including housing, food systems, and transportation.
Richard R Blain & Associates, LLC $email_address: rick@rrblain.com
$phone_number: (978) 332-5100
$consultant_name: Rick Blain, CFRE
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: RRBA provides a service that is experience-based and tailored to the specific needs, circumstances and organizational culture of each individual client. We assist nonprofits of various types and sizes with capital campaign planning and implementation, conducting development/advancement program audits, expanding or enhancing existing programs, improving public relations, facilitating a strategic planning process, board development, and board and staff training. Let's explore the possibilities.
RIM Consulting $email_address: scottbeyer@rimconsulting.org
$phone_number: (978) 578-0226
$consultant_name: Scott Beyer
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning
$which_nonprofit: Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: RIM Consulting partners with clients to bring order through research, gain insight through analysis, and create momentum through strategy. We conduct primary and secondary research, analyze data and trends, and construct comprehensive strategies with select clients for whom we can make a significant impact Ð from large public companies to mid-sized private firms and local non-profits.
Sarah J Consulting $email_address: sarah@sarahjconsulting.com
$phone_number: 978-314-9854
$consultant_name: Sarah M. Jackson, CFRE
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Feasibility Studies Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc.
$which_nonprofit: Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Sarah J Consulting provides fundraising expertise to nationally leading nonprofits in health and education. A trusted partner to more than 40 institutions, including some of the nationÕs top universities and hospitals, Sarah J Consulting specializes in fundraising strategy, donor communication, and Development coaching. Since our 2012 launch, we've completed 460+ projects and reached 400 nonprofit professionals--efforts that have helped our clients to secure over $50 million in charitable support. We customize engagements to meet our partners' unique fundraising needs, forging collaborations that often flourish for years.
Sarah J. Andrews Coaching & Consulting $email_address: andrewssarahj@gmail.com
$phone_number: (603) 493-5071
$consultant_name: Sarah Andrews
$areas_of_consulting: Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Sarah Andrews is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector both locally & nationally. She is a skilled philanthropic advisor with strengths in strategic growth planning, leadership development, nonprofit fundraising & Corporate Social Responsibility strategies.
Seacoast Philanthropy Services $email_address: swindlehurst@seacoastphilanthropy.com
$phone_number: (617) 780-2373
$consultant_name: Paul Swindlehurst
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Board and Volunteer Management, Finances and Administration, Executive coaching and support
$which_nonprofit: Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: We provide support to executive and board leadership of small- and mid-sized nonprofits. Fundraising performance is improved, board members are more effective and feel better about their service, and executive leadership is more productive through engaging our affordable and tailored consulting services.
Seven Hills Communications $email_address: kristen@sevenhillscommunications.com
$phone_number: (978) 590-0442
$consultant_name: Kristen Elworthy
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M)
$explanation: Seven Hills Communications provides marketing and public relations (PR) services to nonprofits and small businesses. Our small team provides customized, efficient and affordable services, both long term and for individual projects like awareness campaigns or specific event promotions. Services include media strategy and outreach (PR), expert positioning (placing guest posts, op-eds, and quotes in relevant stories), social media strategy and management, writing, and more.
Survival By Design $email_address: jennifer@survivalbydesign.net
$phone_number: 781-599-1330
$consultant_name: Jennifer Adler
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, Graphic Design
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: A creative, reliable and strategic collaborator who has identified and solved communications and graphic design problems for clients, both as part of in-house teams and as a consultant. 20+ years of experience producing creative and fresh internal and external communications pieces to support the work and advance the visibility of nonprofit organizations and businesses alike.
The Crossland Group $email_address: triddle@thecrosslandgroup.com
$phone_number: 617-973-5109
$consultant_name: Teri Riddle
$areas_of_consulting: Governance, Strategic Planning, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Board and Volunteer Management, Finances and Administration, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Executive and Leadership Team Coaching and Well Being; Business Model Transformation; Organizational Design; Certified Dare To Lead Facilitator
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K), Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M), Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: The Crossland Group is a strategic advisory firm that illuminates truth to unlock potential. We focus on: -Inspiring people to do their highest and greatest value work -Co-creating adaptive strategies that deliver value in the marketplace -Focusing on alignment to strengthen and build effective organizations -Majoring on execution and "making it stick" -Helping clients transform the cultural, social and structural changes needed to enable their desired future.
The Helen Brown Group LLC $email_address: helen@helenbrowngroup.com
$phone_number: (617) 393-1983
$consultant_name: Helen Brown
$areas_of_consulting: Prospect research, prospect management, data analytics consulting and services
$which_nonprofit: Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Founded in 2002, The Helen Brown Group is a full-service prospect development consulting company providing donor research, prospect identification, data analytics, training, and wealth screening assistance. We provide services on an a la carte basis for profiles, and on a project and retained basis for medium-to-longer term needs. Our team of 19 knowledgeable researchers provides concierge-style service and reliable insight for you and your nonprofit when you need it most.
Thomson Communications $email_address: David@thomsoncommunications.com
$phone_number: (978) 808-7700
$consultant_name: David Thomson
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: Thomson Communications is a full-service public relations agency delivering targeted, results-oriented programs. We weave multiple communications strategies together to create a comprehensive plan to help clients gain brand visibility and solidify a leadership position in the market. Areas of expertise include Media Outreach, Content Development, Crisis Communications, Sponsorship & Event Management, Social Media, and Marketing Consulting. If you have a story to tell, we can help you tell it.
TRG Consulting $email_address: tgiddens1011@gmail.com
$phone_number: (781) 780-1643
$consultant_name: Tom Giddens
$areas_of_consulting: Communications/Marketing, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Strategy: Campaign plans, fundraising plans, donor strategies, etc., Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc., Establishment and enhancement of planned giving programs
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K), Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M), Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: I have provided consulting services to various public and private, small and large arts, cultural, social service, environmental and educational non profits with local, national and international constituencies. Specialties include general fundraising, internal audits, feasibility studies, pre-campaign planning, campaign management, digital fundraising program creation or enhancement and the installation or enhancement of annual, major and planned gift programs,
WithInsight $email_address: kara@withinsightgroup.com
$phone_number: (978)-846-2891
$consultant_name: Kara Bixby
$areas_of_consulting: Evaluation, Continuous Improvement, Organizational Learning, Strategic Planning, Program Design, Staff Training and Development, Leadership Coaching, Fundraising Writing: Grant and proposal writing, annual appeals, case statements, etc.
$which_nonprofit: Start-up/small (operating budgets under $500K) Midsized (operating budgets $500K-$2M) Large (operating budgets $2M+)
$explanation: WithInsight guides transformational learning to achieve your goals and advance your mission. You’re most impactful when all the parts of your organization work together. WithInsight aligns your strategy, people and data to make that happen. We understand that can be harder than it sounds. We are skilled in evaluation and continuous improvement — using a variety of data to inform decision-making and strategy. WithInsight works with you to bring all the pieces of your organization together to figure out what’s working and what’s not, and together we develop a path forward that is rich with learning and support.

*Consultants listed have voluntarily added their information to this directory. Essex County Community Foundation does not necessarily endorse or recommend the consultants listed. We strongly urge each nonprofit organization to conduct its own vetting process.

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