Does a prospective client know why they should hire you?
You need, to stand out from every other nonprofit consultant.
You need to clearly say what makes your work special, and different from every other consultant around you.
The result? Clients seek you out, and you get to pick which ones are best for you.
And even better? You can be your authentic self while doing it.
Let's talk, today.
My name is Matt Hugg, the Founder of ThinkNonProfit Consulting. Nonprofits need great consultants, like you! I'm here to help transform you into a successful nonprofit consultant, so you can help your clients thrive.
— Matt Hugg
But why listen to me? 1) You get someone whose walked your walk: consulting with nonprofits. With just about anyone else you talk to about your work, you need to explain what a nonprofit is, and how working with them is different! I get it. (Oh, and see my article on "B2N.") 2) The only thing that bothers me more than nonprofit consultant failure is a nonprofit consultant not having resources to succeed. With all the consultant I met before, and since I started my firm in 2005, why was it so hard to find information on getting started, and even more important, staying in business? 3) You get a highly experienced teacher of adults, especially in marketing. I was, and still am, blessed with opportunities to teach in four graduate programs, one of which took me to locations in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Those thousands of student interactions across so many cultures means you get a vast span of experience that's just a phone call or email away. Oh, and no professor caricature here. With me, you get practical, student-focused information that applies to real-life, with substantial theoretical backing, so you know you're on the right path. 4) Speaking of real life, have you read "The ThinkNP Guide to Nonprofit Consulting: a Practical Workbook for your Success"? I needed to write it because I was seeing so many of my friends and colleagues (and graduate students who were consultants) struggle with getting clients. And you and I know that without clients, you have no business. I could go on about all sorts of things, like how many times I get calls to speak, other books and articles I've written, and associations I belong to... all of the standard resume "stuff" meant to impress. None of that matters.
What matters? Results for your business. And that's why I'm here. To get you results and help you succeed. That's what counts, and that's what I'm here to do.
Peter M. - New Jersey, USA