A compatible consulting firm is integral to a nonprofit’s team. The truth is not all charity and nonprofit consultants are the same. Nonprofit executives and their Boards look to kdp nonprofit consulting for expertise rooted in our having led and managed organizations that have addressed challenges similar to their own.
kdp nonprofit consulting offers real-life experience and a breath of knowledge to address strategic challenges, present credible business solutions or fill an interim leadership void.
Your engaging a professional consultant can provide a number of advantages to your nonprofit, like those highlighted below:
Often times nonprofits are seeking an experienced executive leader or subject matter expert to expand the capabilities of its existing team. Nonprofits will ask us to provide new knowledge or approaches that will improve the organization’s performance, provide clarity on strategy or teach skills necessary to increase staff and volunteer performance.
2. Evaluation | Assessment
There is a growing need for nonprofits to evaluate their effectiveness and report how social impact is being achieved. More commonly today funders and partner agencies are requesting objective research and evaluation of programs, internal systems, organizational structure and market assessments.
A consultant has a different vested interest in an organization and can bring objectivity to problem resolution. Clients call on us to help identify root causes to a problem, resolve a fund development challenge, address a brand elevation concern or a particular problem that is manifesting into a larger issue by providing an objective viewpoint.
4. Situational Expertise
It’s incredibly tough for nonprofits to have every type of expert inside, ready to respond to any circumstance that can arise. Nonprofits can be faced with increased public and donor scrutiny and engaging us as a third-party consultant can bring skills and knowledge to the complement the organization and build trust.
5. Ongoing Expertise | Interim Leadership
For some, adopting a business model to hire us on a limited contract or part-time staff basis works well to navigate thru a special project or transitional period. More commonly, clients look to us for fund development campaigns, facilitating change processes, policy review and development, marketing campaigns or filling a position on an interim basis (while a proper, robust search is underway). Placing us on a retainer or ‘on call’ serves as a go to resource when the need arises, especially for nonprofits in the ‘start up phase’ or those executing significant strategic change.
6. Elevate Performance | Coaching
In the nonprofit environment it’s easy to feel burnt out or overwhelmed with the immediate priorities; and being recognized as a more common occurrene. As an experienced nonprofit executive and consultant, we can offer new solutions or approaches to nagging problems, introduce new work processes, help work through a team’s possible feeling of helplessness, and reinvigorate the team’s commitment to the Mission.
7. Pilot Programs | Operational Launch
Introducing a new program or service to a nonprofit can be risky business and is not entered into without rigorous decision-making processes. Hiring a us can allow for in-depth research and development with potential programs and infrastructure investments, work through project challenges, or train staff on market execution to reduce risks and aid in launch success.