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Hiring a Communications Consultant

Posted on January 29, 2019 by S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Communication involves the purposeful delivery of information to create awareness, understanding, or action. It’s a big topic, with application to virtually everything an organization does, inside and out. This brief tutorial can help people working in foundations and nonprofits effectively engage with communication consultants.  … Read More

Hiring a Strategic Planning Consultant

Posted on January 29, 2019 by S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Looking across your organization and its work to find and describe the most effective path forward can be exhilarating. This guide can help you identify the strategy approach most suited to your needs, and the qualities to look for when engaging a strategy consultant.  … Read More

Steps for Success: Engaging a Consultant

Posted on January 29, 2019 by S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

This guide can help nonprofits and grantmakers take the necessary steps to find, hire, and manage a consultant who delivers what you need through a process that makes good use of your resources. It features nine steps that can help frame your approach and includes links to helpful tools and information sources… Read More

NNCG Code of Ethical Conduct for Philanthropy Consultants

Posted on November 10, 2017 by National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG) is a learning community, a forum for discussion among thoughtful peers and professionals in the consulting field. Its mission is to increase the quality, effectiveness, and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced consultants… Read More

Family Foundations Consultants Guide

Posted on June 29, 2015 by Mary Phillips

Adapting existing research on the organizational life-cycle framework and working from a sample of foundations provided by the National Center for Family Philanthropy, GMA Foundations teamed with Brandeis University’s Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy to conduct a pilot study to understand how planning ahead at each stage could help the foundations anticipate and prepare for likely milestones. The… Read More

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