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Articles for nonprofit consultants are exactly what you need to grow your nonprofit consulting business. Whether they're on marketing, back office work, how to handle clients or more, if you're a nonprofit consultant, you'll find it here. Scroll down to see what we mean.

4 Secrets your clients want you to keep

4 Secrets your clients want you to keep Back in the less sophisticated days of fundraising computer databases, I remember ...
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Why Nonprofit Consulting Is Less Risky Than A Nonprofit Job

 Why Nonprofit Consulting Is Less Risky Than A Nonprofit Job How many times have you heard a friend say "I ...
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Most People Aren’t Aware Of This About Nonprofits

How many different kinds of American nonprofits are there? No, I’m not talking about how many nonprofits total, or whether ...
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A Little Known Strategy For Nonprofit Consulting Success (Most Won’t Do This)

A Little Known Strategy For Nonprofit Consulting Success? How specialized are you in the work that you do? Maybe you’re a ...
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How Far Should I Travel To Meet A Nonprofit Client?

How Far Should I Travel To Meet A Nonprofit Client? The other day I set up a networking appointment with ...
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Why Most Nonprofit Consultants Go Out of Business (and how you can avoid it)

Why Most Nonprofit Consultants Go Out of Business According to a 2016 study by Upwork and Freelancers Union, 63 percent ...
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Why Most Nonprofit Consultants Go Out Of Business (and How You Can Avoid It)

Why Most Nonprofit Consultants Go Out Of Business (and How You Can Avoid It) According to a 2016 study by ...
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Use THIS To Decide Whether To Work With Nonprofit Clients

Use THIS To Decide Whether To Work With Nonprofit Clients What if, before you walk through the check-out line, or ...
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Selecting a Professional Fundraising Firm (External Article)

Selecting a Professional Fundraising Firm Need an insight to what clients are advised when they look to hire a consultant? ...
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10 Things That Strike Fear in the Heart of Any Nonprofit Consultant!

10 Things That Strike Fear in the Heart of Any Nonprofit Consultant! Nonprofit consulting is a great way to make ...
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Strengthening Nonprofits (External Article)

There’s only one thing I have to say about StrengtheningNonprofits.org: I’m impressed. StrengtheningNonprofits is an e-learning site that, according to ...
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Thorough Vetting Needed When Hiring Nonprofit Consultants (External Article)

Thorough Vetting Needed When Hiring Nonprofit Consultants Eugene Fram, Professor Emeritus, Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology, gives six ...
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Working with Nonprofit Consultants (External Article)

Working with Nonprofit Consultants? The Montana Nonprofit Association puts out a nice, 5 page pdf full of tips on how ...
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How do I become a nonprofit consultant or grant writer? (External Article)

How do I become a nonprofit consultant or grant writer? The folks at the Foundation Center’s Grant Space know that ...
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Dancing with the Stars… (External Article)

Andrew Urban’s tongue-in-cheek point-of-view puts selling to nonprofits in perspective. Let’s hope you “dance well” with your client’s mission. “Sometimes I have ...
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Ensuring a Successful Consulting Engagement (External Article)

If you don’t already know Nonprofit Quarterly, you should, because a lot of your clients do. It’s a four-times-a-year (yes, ...
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8 Questions to Ask Your Event Fundraising Consultant (External Article)

A lot of you are event consultants. It’s one of the most popular ways to support a nonprofit. In his ...
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How would you kick-start your ‘nonprofit’ career as a consultant (External Article)

“How would you kick-start your ‘nonprofit’ career as a consultant?” Sudeshna Mukherjee asks that same question, and came up with 10 ...
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Tax Deduction for Donating Consulting Services to Non-Profit Organization (External Article)

Michael Marz from Demand Media via the Houston Chronicle brings some important information to our attention about charitable tax deductions ...
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How to Start a Side Hustle: An Overview (and My Journey to a Consulting Career) (External Article)

Okay, I confess that I’m not enamored with this article’s title. Maybe I’m too stodgy to consider what I do ...
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Yes, you should sell differently to Nonprofit Organizations (External Article)

He doesn’t use the phrase, but Andrew Urban definitely gets B2N: Business to Nonprofit marketing! In his “Yes, you should ...
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Nonprofit Consulting Goes Upscale (External Article)

Although it’s a few years old, Martha Nichol’s piece in “Youth Today,” “Nonprofit Consulting Goes Upscale” provides an interesting glimpse ...
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Should We Hire a Consultant? (External Article)

Should We Hire a Consultant? Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation has a lot of good ...
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Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee? (External Article)

Are the people you hire consultants or employees? How about your relationship with your clients? Are you a “W-2” or ...
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IRS Rules That Providing Consulting Services to Nonprofits at Cost is Not an Exempt Purpose (External Article)

Only serve nonprofits? Didn’t make any money last year? Sorry, that doesn’t make you a “nonprofit” too. I really wouldn’t ...
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Bad consultants are bad news for nonprofits (External Article)

Not everyone’s experience with consulting is positive. Just like all nonprofits reputations suffer when one goes bad, so do all ...
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10 Traits of a Great Consultant (External Article)

In 2012 Bernard Ross and Sudeshna Mukherjee interviewed a number of fundraising professionals at that year’s Association of Fundraising Professionals conference in ...
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The Philanthropic-Consultant Industrial Complex . . . (External Article)

Not everyone’s thrilled about consultants to nonprofits. Just check out Blue Avacado’s editor notes issue #74 by Jan Masaoka, “The Philanthropic-Consultant ...
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Don’t sacrifice ergonomics, just because you’re working from home (External Article)

Since a lot of us work from our home, I thought Xpera Group’s Brian L. Hill’s article “Don’t sacrifice ergonomics, just because ...
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Why I’m Cynical about the Consulting Profession (External Article)

John Dupre offers an important lesson in sales, and more importantly how to approach consulting, in his piece “Why I’m ...
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The fundraising scare that turned into a business (External Article)

It’s great when you can tell a success story about a business serving nonprofits. That’s exactly what Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Lisa ...
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Gen Xers Need to Strike Out on Their Own (External Article)

Are you a Gen Xer? Linda N. Spencer, in her “Living For Purpose™” blog concludes that “Gen Xers Need to ...
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How To Be a Genius At Hiring NonProfit Consultants (External Article)

Some people are geniuses, others need a little help! That’s where Gordon Dymowski comes in, in his “How To Be ...
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Is nonprofit consulting a job or a business?

Is nonprofit consulting a job or a business? Years ago I remember seeing some sort of video talking about buying ...
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How many nonprofit clients do you need each year?

How many nonprofit clients do you need each year? Not “how many can you handle?” How many do you need? ...
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Creating a Hybrid For-Profit Non-Profit Social Enterprise Structure (External Article)

Hmmm… a hybrid “for-profit/non-profit”? I wonder if Jeff Hamaoui, Partner of Further by Design and author of Skoll World Forum’s article “Creating ...
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Every nonprofit I know loves a bargain

Every nonprofit I know loves a bargain. Come on, admit it. You do too! And who loves a bargain more ...
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Is that nonprofit consulting RFP solid or smoke?

Is that nonprofit consulting RFP solid or smoke? Not long ago a consultant friend of mine came up to me ...
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What is your nonprofit consulting business’s most valuable asset?

What is your nonprofit consulting business’s most valuable asset? I could see a number of you coming up with a ...
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When nonprofit client contacts change jobs.

When nonprofit client contacts change jobs. After you’ve been in this business for a while, you start seeing your client ...
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