Careers in Nonprofits

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We give heartfelt support to all things nonprofit.

How it started

By 33, Nurys Pedersen "had made it."

A Vice President in Washington DC, her career was colored by promotions, welcomed earnings, and a desk in the corner office.

But a decade in, feeling unfulfilled and searching for more, Nurys asked herself, "what could I be missing?"

So by 34, with little income, and no staff, Nurys founded: Careers In Nonprofits.

Leaving everything behind, she moved out of DC, and found a little office in downtown Chicago.

Upon arrival, Nurys began calling up local nonprofits. They were making a difference. And she asked if they needed help. They said, yes. So then, she started to recruit.

This time, her work felt different.

Today, Nurys loves what she does. And her #ILoveMyJob🧡 mission has helped over 700 nonprofit missions find passionate, hard-working people across the country.

The Result? 

Careers In Nonprofits delivers heart-driven, award-winning staffing.

We understand that staffing a nonprofit organization requires collaboration. By partnering with HR departments, nonprofit CEO's, and Hiring Managers across the country, we help advance missions that promote a healthier society. Because when we connect professionals to causes they love serving, we enable people to do their best work.

When you partner with CNP, you receive an effective, timely, and accurate hiring process. We understand the importance of hiring the right employees for your organization the first time around. For over 10 years, we have partnered with nonprofits like yours in Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and beyond.

 

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TVA Consulting

TVA Consulting is on a mission to help social entrepreneurs develop the systems and processes needed to strategically build and grow profitable sustainable infrastructures.

Our services include:

  • Professional Development & Training​
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing
  • Program Design & Evaluation
  • Board/Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Compliance Adherence
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • Systems + Process Improvement
  • Launch Management
  • Product + Service Development
  • Event Management
  • Launch Management
  • Brand Development
  • Marketing Plan & Development
  • Business Planning/Pitch Plan

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StoryTelling Nonprofit

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Vanessa Chase Lockshin is a consultant specializing in non-profit storytelling, fundraising and communications, author of The Storytelling Non-Profit: A practical guide to telling stories that raise money and awareness, and the creator of immersive online training programs for non-profit professionals. Vanessa's approach goes beyond strategies and tactics to empower non-profit professionals to be the expert their organization needs.

anessa Chase Lockshin photoVanessa has helped clients raise millions of dollars, increase a monthly giving program to over 5,000 donors, improved donor retention rates, create donor stewardship plans, and develop winning digital strategies.

Vanessa’s fundraising career started at The University of British Columbia, her alma mater. Her clients have included: Barnard College, Meals on Wheels Association of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Senior Medicare Patrol, The Dixon Transition Society, Zanesville Museum of Art, Win Without War, and OpenMedia.

Find out more about her consulting services here.

In addition to working with clients, Vanessa provides workshops, webinars and conference keynotes. To date, she has trained over 10,000 non-profit professionals. Vanessa has been invited to speak at a number of events and associations including: The Association of Fundraising Professionals; The Council for Advancement and Support of Education; The Association of Donor Relations Professionals; BBcon; Mid-Valley Development Professionals; and many more. Find out more about Vanessa's speaking and workshop services here.

Vanessa is an award-winning entrepreneur, avid reader, and resident of Vancouver, Canada.


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Group to Team

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Often non-profits have an advantage over for-profit organizations when seeking to operate as a TEAM.  The key to generating and maintaining TEAM is common cause.  When individuals within an organization are operating out of self-interest, they generate the experience of “group” – but when they operate out of shared interest, or a common cause, they have the power to elevate to TEAM.  At Group to TEAM Leadership solutions, we help activate the energy of TEAM by identifying the individuals sense of mission and purpose as it relates to the organizations mission and purpose.  We then teach practical tools and techniques to maintain and promote TEAM on a daily basis.

Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions was founded by Certified Professional Speaker, Susan Leahy MA, CSP and business coach Freeman Michaels MA. Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions initiates a deeper conversation about what it takes to build viable, self-sustaining, teams.  The conversation activates an individual inquiry that can lead to profound personal and professional transformation.  This conversation tends to have an impact on every area of a person's life. Freeman and Susan express their commitment to leadership in their families, in how they show up in their communities and how they conduct business.  Susan and Freeman believe that the world would be a better place, organizations would be more successful, families would be stronger and communities would be more united if the individuals within those systems were more capable and committed to creating and generating TEAM.

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Susan Leahy, MA CSP and Freeman Michaels, MA are the co-founders of Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions. They work with both non-profit and for-profit organizations to build and maintain a culture of TEAM.

Susan and Freeman are the founders of this powerful and refreshing new way of looking at leadership and team building. As co-facilitators of Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions live web-based trainings, Susan and Freeman don't just talk about team, they model it.  Their unique co-facilitating style, coupled with engaging exercises and activities, creates a powerful experience of TEAM!

Group to TEAM Training, Coaching & Webinar Offerings Include:

  • Level 1: From Group to TEAM, Level 2: Leading to TEAM & Level 3: Building a Culture of TEAM
  • Making Meetings Matter – 5 steps to improving meeting effectiveness
  • Performance Reviews as a Coaching Tool
  • Why More Women Need to Lead – an empowerment program that isn’t just for women

To learn more about Group to TEAM and their online offerings visit www.GroupToTeam.com today.

Let us help your non-profit upgrade your day-to-day operations to TEAM!

Group to TEAM Testimonials:

S.P., EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE AETC COMMANDER, AETC UNITED STATES AIRFORCE: "I wanted to thank Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions Inc. for all that you have done for our AETC Command team. I love and appreciate your simple and practical approach. The "Group to Team" concept makes so much sense and was perfect for us here at AETC. While I know we are a difficult group, your training taught us how to shift our conversation to generate more experiences of TEAM. I personally learned how to get my power back. While there are many patterns that we still are caught in, the practices you shared during our training and webinars will support us in improving. I feel like we are doing so much better because of all of your help."


S.S., DIRECTOR OF SALES, VF CORPORATION: Susan and Freeman were so transformative. They made me want to show up differently, commit and live in the future. I would take the course again and want more people to take their course. Their way of thinking is powerful, contagious and thought-provoking.


J.T., DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, SJSU RESEARCH FOUNDATION: The Group to Team Training that Susan and Freeman perform has been wonderful for our organization and I owe them more gratitude than I can express - but here is my best attempt: I had the experience of attending several of the Group to Team on-site trainings, as well as several trainings where Susan and Freeman did programs virtually using a video conferencing platform. I also had the opportunity to do one-on-one coaching with Freeman. For me, and for all of my coworkers who I've discussed the program with, we found the program inspiring and impactful. We recognize profound changes in our service areas and we are receiving great feedback from our customers. Susan and Freeman do a really good job explaining the fundamentals of operating as a team. They also do an excellent job following up with exercises and support. Overall, I would say that my experience with their program greatly exceeded expectations. The coaching that Freeman provided me helped me put issues into perspective and got me back on track - leaning into my strengths. I highly recommend these folks to any organization that wants to improve their office moral and support their people in becoming a better "team." Thank you. John

 


D.G., PRESIDENT OF BIASSYNC, BIASSYNC : "I'm normally skeptical of trainings because I have been to so many bad ones. Group to Team, however, felt like such an amazing way to get our team started right as a team with great communication."


N.B., PRESIDENT & CEO, ABC WESTERN MICHIGAN CHAPTER: From the moment I walked in the room, I could tell that something was different. There was energy, laughter, music and engagement. Normally, our Board Members are reserved. However, with Susan and Freeman our Board Members were on their feet, sharing and participating. Susan and Freeman did a great job creating an environment that encouraged participation. The material was thought provoking and insightful. Anyone who needs a program to kick off a retreat or conference should definitely consider Group to Team - its awesome!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert’s Rules Made Simple

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Susan Leahy MA CSP is a certified speaking professional, coach, Robert’s Rules of Order and board dynamics expert. She is the creator of Roberts Rules Made Simple and co-founder of the global training and consulting company Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions Inc.

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Susan Leahy MA CSP is a board dynamics and Robert’s Rules of Order expert. She is the founder of RobertsRulesMadeSimple.com and has worked with more than 8000 boards supporting them to run more effective and productive meetings.

As the founder of Robert’s Rules Made Simple, Susan Leahy has been helping boards since 2002 to run better meetings through understanding the fundamentals of Robert’s Rules of Order.  Susan’s online webinars, coaching for chairs, in person training and online products provide a fast and easy way to learn Robert's Rules of Order.

Susan’s trainings and coaching are singular and unique as they focus on using Robert’s Rules of Order as a teambuilding tool. Susan’s ability to take complex and dry content and make it relevant and easily digestible is a unique talent. Her work sets board members up for success to run productive and effective meetings that will build morale, reinforce culture and support the vision of your non-profit.

Susan’s Training, Coaching & Webinar Offerings Include:

  • Robert’s Rules Made Simple Level 1 & 2
  • Chair with Confidence, Know What to Say When
  • Be a Better Board Member
  • From Group to TEAM
  • Women in Leadership

To learn more about Susan and her online offerings visit www.RobertsRulesMadeSimple.com today! Let Susan help your non- profit run better meetings!

Robert’s Rules Made Simple Testimonials:

Adam Simons, City of Oakland Auditor: Susan's introduction to Robert's Rules of Order was one of the most meaningful workshops I've ever had the pleasure of participating in. Her mastery of the subject matter was only second to her engaging, substantive, and thought-provoking presentation. I thought she was joking when she promised to make Robert's Rules personal to me -- she was not. I was blown away and would recommend this workshop to anybody who wants to better understand and relate to Robert's Rules of Order as a tool to build better more high functioning TEAMs.


Ron Paul, Congressman And Presidential Candidate: I think Susan Leahy does a terrific job simplifying Robert’s Rules and her course is the best resource I've come across. I think it's a fantastic resource. If you like the program, I recommend you purchase access for your group"


Bruce Devlin, Vice President, SMPTE Standards: Thank you, Susan! That was outstanding. You somehow managed to reach inside my brain and turn the jumbled Roberts Rules words that I have read over the years into useful knowledge. I'm looking forward to the next instalment.


Lindsey Douglas, Show Announcer: Susan! This week I had to chair my first every board meeting. It is for an important consultative panel and attended by the Federal Government of Australia and a significant industry body. Before finding your videos on YouTube, I had spent $6.5k doing a 4-day course. I learned more via your 1hr video than I did in the 4 days. My 4-hour meeting with 15+ attendees was a great success. I am so grateful to have found you, virtually and look forward to learning more from you in person!


Norm Brady, President & CEO, ABC Western Michigan Chapter: From the moment I walked in the room, I could tell that something was different.  There was energy, laughter, music and engagement.  Normally, our Board Members are reserved.  However, with Susan and Freeman our Board Members were on their feet, sharing and participating.  Susan and Freeman did a great job creating an environment that encouraged participation.  The material was thought provoking and insightful.  Anyone who needs a program to kick off a retreat or conference should definitely consider Group to Team- it’s awesome!!



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Agile in Nonprofits

Agile in Nonprofits logoAgile in Nonprofits strives to support nonprofit organizations that are looking to achieve greater impact in their communities faster than they ever have before. Led by Scrum Trainer, Product Owner and Scrum Master, Diane H. Leonard, GPC, ST the Agile in Nonprofits team supports nonprofits through training and coaching to assist in each organizations’ agile transformation.

Agile in Nonprofits, started in 2018, is a product of DH Leonard Consulting.

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DH Leonard Consulting

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DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC offers a full-service suite of grant writing and consulting services including auditing grant readiness, researching funders, writing applications, and facilitating grant teams.

As our client, you receive tailored services based on the current internal capacity of your organization to ensure maximum grant seeking success. Our team has secured more than $66.75 million in competitive grant awards for our clients and looks forward to assisting you and your organization in furthering your mission.

Diane H Leonard - HeadshotDiane H. Leonard, GPC, ST is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association. Diane is also a Scrum Trainer, Scrum Master, and Scrum Product Owner through Scrum inc.

Since 2006, Diane and her team have secured more than $66.75 million dollars in competitive grant awards for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. She is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association.

When not working with her team on grant applications for clients, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

 

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BuildGood

BuildGood logoAt BuildGood, we raise money for great causes so they can do more good in the world.

We’re fundraisers, just like you. Our medium is direct marketing, and our heroes are your donors…good people looking for easy ways to do good.

We come alongside your in-house team, creating compelling fundraising campaigns that keep your donors engaged — and giving.

Are you like many nonprofit leaders today?

  • You’re so busy that you’re constantly putting out fires instead of building strategies to increase revenue.
  • You’re so close to your work that you find it hard to explain in a simple, clear and compelling way that will resonate with your donors.
  • You work hard to attract new donors…and then you struggle to keep them.
  • You know you need to communicate with your donors more often, but you don’t have the time to do it all.
  • You can’t hire for every skill, so you end up wearing multiple hats.

We’re here to help you.

You don’t need the headache of finding (and affording) in-house expertise or training for new skills. You just need a partner to fill in the gaps and create donor communications that win donors’ hearts.

When we become part of your team, we apply everything we know about fundraising to help you raise more money, retain more donors and build long-term donor value.

You can count on us to:

  • Create annual fundraising plans that increase revenue in the long term
  • Produce compelling direct mail fundraising campaigns
  • Increase giving through email fundraising
  • Create donor-loving newsletters that raise money
  • Write expertly-crafted cases for support that get the attention you need
  • Create annual reports that capture your donors’ imaginations
  • Teach and train you to improve your donor communications in the years ahead

The result?

You’ll be confident that your fundraising communication is in good hands.

You’ll do less work. You’ll have more time for the important things only you can do. And your donors will feel loved and appreciated.

 

Mike Duerksen, Principal

Mike Duerksen Build Good imageI’m a copywriter, marketer and fundraising strategist. I started BuildGood to help organizations like yours make more money and increase your impact in the world.

With more than a decade of direct response marketing experience — most of it exclusively for nonprofits — I have learned what works. And more importantly, what doesn't.

I’ve led donor communications and marketing for a $10m+ organization, helped start up a nonprofit from scratch, worked on capital campaigns and consulted for many small and medium-sized organizations.

I make it my business to take care of yours.

With an MBA in nonprofit management, my skills are firmly planted in the business of doing good. I don't take the responsibility of shaping your message and serving your donors lightly.

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Sponsorship Collective

the sponsorship collective logoAt The Sponsorship Collective, our goal is simple.

We want to help you, the sponsorship seeker, find clarity, stand out from the crowd and build lasting partnerships in a repeatable and scalable way.

We help you go from spinning your tires to building real partnerships.

Chris Baylis, CEO of The Sponsorship Collective
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I spent over a decade making all of the common mistakes before I discovered a systematic process to engage sponsors.

It took a lot of trial and error but after testing these concepts with tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship sales and am excited to share them with you.

I have now worked with thousands of sponsorship seekers, written well over 200,000 words on the topic and spoken at conferences all over the world, sharing the concepts identified in The Sponsorship Blueprint.

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Teach a Man to Fish

Teach A Man To Fish is guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life.

Around 71 million young people all over the world are currently unemployed and 156 million young people are trapped in "working poverty". Lack of skills is cited as a primary cause. Since 2006, Teach A Man To Fish has provided young people from around the world with the opportunity to develop 21st century skills through our school-business model.

Inspired by Fundación Paraguaya's San Francisco school, Nik Kafka began the charity to enable teacher and student teams to set up and benefit from a school business. The model used is designed for schools all over the world, at any level, within any educational framework and in any economic setting,

Courses from Teach a Man to Fish

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