Understand Nonprofit Consulting From the Inside Out

Jan/23/2020

Understand Nonprofit Consulting From the Inside Out

Event Time: 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Event Presenter: 
Women in Development of Greater Boston
Event Cost: 
$20 for members $35 for non-members

Whether you need a fresh set of eyes or a particular strategic mindset, many nonprofit (and for-profit!) organizations seek out consultants to support their mission and take a deep dive into their daily operations. At this session, we’ll hear from a panel of successful nonprofit consultants on the rewards and challenges of consulting, whether full time or part time.

Learn how to get started and what to consider before you do so. We have the pleasure of sharing this event with the Nonprofit Consultants Network (NCN), a Greater Boston-based forum of independent consultants who work with nonprofits, government agencies and the private sector. From the shared experiences of our moderator and panelists, we’ll understand the ins and outs of what this particular role entails from those that know best.

Anticipated takeaways:

  • Advice from consulting professionals on how to translate your nonprofit experiences into a consulting career
  • Challenges of full-time fundraising on your own and/or balancing a full-time role with part-time consulting
  • Learn about resources available to consultants and how to build your network
  • Identify key characteristics of a consultant when hiring a professional from those who know best

Moderator:  Alicia Griffin Chick, Consultant, A+C Consulting

Panelists: Lori Smith Britton, Founder and Principal, Community Resource Consulting, LLC
                  Tina Cincotti,  Founder, Funding Change
                  Gail Jackson Blount, President, Gail Jackson Communications

Lori Smith Britton, Founder and Principal, Community Resource Consulting, LLC
Lori Smith Britton is a leader who has leveraged critical resources for several of Boston’s most prestigious institutions including MIT, the Boston Latin School Association, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation as well as a number a grassroots and community-based organizations. In 2002, she founded Community Resource Consulting, LLC – a consulting practice providing charitable non-profit organizations with critical fundraising and relationship development strategies and services toward sustainability and growth. Community Resource Consulting, LLC grows out of Ms. Britton’s passion for advancing the mission of cultural, educational and social service institutions who aim to improve the human condition by promoting the values of equity and justice.

Community Resource Consulting, LLC has raised millions of dollars for its clients since 2007 –with the launch of the company’s full-time practice. Lori’s service to the community is extended by her volunteer commitments. She has served on the boards of the Boston Latin School Association and ACCESS, and is currently a director of Freedom House, Inc., and Commonwealth Kitchen. She also served for several years as co-chair of the Multi-Cultural Forum of the Chestnut Hill School – a parent-run organization committed to promoting the ideals of inclusion and diversity.

An alumna of Syracuse University where she earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in English and Broadcast Journalism, Lori also earned a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University, where she has served as an adjunct professor teaching a course in non-profit fundraising.

 

Tina Cincotti, Founder, Funding Change

Tina Cincotti, founder of Funding Change, is a development consultant and coach with 22 years’ experience and counting. Like many people who end up in fundraising, she never thought she’d end up in fundraising. Tina launched her consulting practice in 2008 after getting fired. Her mission is to help nonprofit organizations raise more money by creating a positive experience for donors that builds commitment, loyalty, and trust.

Tina’s clients have described her as “deeply thoughtful,” “warm but insistent,” “a lifesaver,” “a taskmaster,” “a genius,” “a magician,” and even “a pirate.” Having held a variety of senior staff positions at mission-based organizations, Tina complements her development expertise with a thorough understanding of nonprofit management. She also co-founded the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund in 1999, where she served as Board President. 

Tina is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Women In Development, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and the Nonprofit Consultants Network.

You can learn more about her and what she does on her website at www.fundingchangeconsulting.com

Registration and Networking: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Program: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Space is Limited

Registration: $20 for members (before 1/16/20), $35 for non-members (and for members who register late, after 1/16/20)

Remember, it’s a WID networking tradition to swap business cards – bring yours!

 No refunds within 7 days of program