Is Consulting Your Next Calling?
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:00 pm
3:30 pm ET
Webinar Start Time:
Eastern Time: 2:00 p.m.
As the nonprofit sector moves toward increased levels of outsourcing, many nonprofit professionals consider a career in consulting. If you are thinking about consulting part-time, full-time or sometime in the future, join two veterans in this field as they share stories of this dynamic career choice. Susan Schaefer (co-editor of the Nonprofit Consulting Playbook) and Don Tebbe have facilitated workshops nationwide to help budding consultants bypass the pitfalls and get on a fast track to success. With candor and a wide range of experience, they will guide participants through the crucial questions to ask as aspiring or novice consultants.
After this webinar you will:
- Understand and capitalize on your motivations for consulting
- Recognize the most important traits consultants possess
- Identify the four major components of a consultant’s work
- Review the five critical skills for consulting success (you already have two of them!)
- Chart your professional development steps prior to setting up shop
- Senior nonprofit executives
- Novice consultants,
- Aspiring consultants
Susan Schaefer is a consultant, writer, and speaker whose practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms. She founded her consulting firm, Resource Partners LLC, in 2001 to help nonprofits excel given their unique human and financial resources. Prior to founding Resource Partners LLC, Susan served as National Director, Foundations at the United Negro College Fund. In that position, she helped lead the design and implementation of the $1.6 billion Gates Millennium Scholars Program, one of the largest private grants in history. Susan co-authored Nonprofit Board Service for the GENIUS and has edited many other books for the sector, including The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook. She teaches a graduate course in fundraising at Johns Hopkins University.
Don Tebbe has been a leader in the nonprofit sector since the early 1980s – first as a nonprofit senior executive and CEO, and for the past 22 years as a consultant to nonprofits. He started his consulting career as a solopreneuer, occasionally employing associates and co-consultants on projects. Don later served for over a decade as co-founder of a national consulting firm that became the recognized thought leader on nonprofit executive transitions. Don and his business partner built a seven-figure practice with over a dozen associates who delivered 30-40 projects each year. His current practice works with leaders and organizations who are navigating transitions. Don is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the award-winning Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO, and a new book, The Nonprofit CEO Succession Roadmap: Your Guide for the Journey to Life’s Next Chapter.
CFRE Education Points: 1.5