Learn about Nonprofit Consulting Careers

Materials in the CDC Resource Library

Online Resources

  • Public Sector Consulting
    Article from publicservicecareers.org.
  • Resources on Consulting
    Web and print resources from the Foundation Center on nonprofit consulting.
  • Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
    The Guide is a project of the Nonprofit Leadership Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership. It provides web and print resources for a variety of nonprofit topics.
  • BCorps
    Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Includes organization directory.

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Networking Resources and Professional Associations

  • Stanford CareerConnect
    Visit the Stanford Alumni Association's networking hub, CareerConnect.  This online database can help you locate alumni who have volunteered to be information sources regarding their career field and employer.
  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management
    The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits - to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.
  • NetImpact
    Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Annual conference.
  • Association of Consultants to Nonprofits
    Linking ground for consultants and nonprofits

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Organization Directories

  • Kellogg School of Management Resources
    List of organizations, email subscriptions, research sources for nonprofit consulting.
  • National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
    Searchable directory of consultants.
  • Giving Institute Member Consultant List
    Searchable by state and specialty.
  • Idealist.org
    Search by "strategic."
  • Philanthropy Journal List of Nonprofit Resources
    Search by "consultants."
  • The Bridgespan Group
    Independent nonprofit consulting organization. It endeavors to bring for-profit strategies and tools to the nonprofit sector to make it more efficient in producing social change.
  • Blueprint Research and Design for Philanthropy
    Based in San Francisco, this organization helps foundations, individuals and family donors, and philanthropic networks achieve their social missions by providing services in strategy and program design, organizational learning and evaluation, and industry analysis.
  • Venture Philanthropy Partners
    Works with nonprofits that concentrate money, expertise and personal contacts for the support of low-income children in the District of Columbia.
  • Community Wealth Ventures
    A social enterprise consulting firm that helps nonprofit organizations become more self-sustaining by generating revenue through business ventures and corporate partnerships.
  • Public Consulting Group
    Provides consulting services to the public sector through knowledge of best practices and a commitment to the clients it serves.
  • NPO Solutions
    A small nonprofit consulting firm operating out of Century City, CA. Seeking to strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofit organizations, it offers leadership development services, planning and management, and fundraising campaign support to its clients and operates under the principles of personal service, partnership, objectivity and sensitivity.
  • Tides Center
    Promotes change toward a healthy and just society, one which is founded on principles of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process, and a sustainable environment.
  • Putnam Community Investment Consulting
    PCIC partners with foundations, nonprofit organizations, and direct service providers to assess needs and develop new programs, allocate funds, and evaluate impact. Since its founding in 1999, it has helped more than 25 organizations achieve their organizational and operational goals. Clients have ranged from the Irvine Foundation to the United Way of the Bay Area.
  • Ritchie Tye Consulting
    Based in New York City and serving both for profit clients such as ABC Cable Networks and nonprofit organizations such as the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, Ritchie Tye focuses its consulting services on leadership and development.
  • Spitfire Strategies
    Supports organizations pursuing social change missions by helping them utilize effective communication strategies to effectively articulate their vision.
  • FSG Social Impact Advisors
    Helps public, private and nonprofit clients create impact by providing strategy development, evaluation, operational alignment, and corporate social responsibility consulting.
  • Alford Group
    Services include organizational development; fundraising/resource development; and executive search and knowledge management solutions. Through its strategic partnerships with Blackbaud, FundraisingINFO, Kinterra, Inc., IDC and MaGIC, Alford Group is able to offer services that fall outside of its traditional consulting focus.
  • CompassPoint
    This organization offers a three-pronged array of services to nonprofit organizations—consulting; research; and training. Through its two regional offices in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, It focuses on helping community-based nonprofits operating in these regions to become more effective agents of change.
  • Springbanc Philanthropy Advisors
    Helps individuals, families and foundations make a significant and lasting difference through their philanthropic activities.
  • Nonprofit Management Group
    A consulting firm organized specifically to help nonprofits enhance their leadership capabilities and strengthen their business orientation.

Job Listings

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