Directory of Austin Nonprofit and Social Sector Consultants – Coaching, Capacity Building

The Directory of Nonprofit and Social Sector Consultants is a service of GivingCity in conjunction with the professional group of local consultants, some of whom have opted to be listed here. Please feel free to contact any of the consultants here for information.

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Contact: | 512-565-0142

Michel Hudson, CFRE 501(c)onsulting understands the issues that nonprofits and associations face every day, and offers solutions from annual, strategic and event planning, to help with online strategies, database software, and writing. Established in 2001, we partner with organizations to provide the tools needed to succeed – with fewer headaches.

Recent Clients:
Concordia University
Pflugerville Education Foundation
The Seton Foundations

Aging is Cool

Contact: | 512-592-2805

Amy Temperley

The silver tsunami has arrived! With it comes the opportunity to support, protect and enhance the lives of aging adults all over Austin. Aging is Cool provides comprehensive support and innovative solutions for non-profit and for-profit companies who serve older adults or are interested in adding older adult programming.

Recent Clients:
Drive a Senior Network
AGE of Central Texas
Coming of Age

Alpinista Consulting

Contact: | (530) 400-5251

Anna Jackson

Alpinista Consulting specializes in strategic planning, capacity building, person-centered organizational change, program design and evaluation, and adventurous leadership development. Liberating Structures (LS) are participatory methods that are central to our offerings. We work in a variety of domains, including mental health care, education, domestic violence prevention and intervention, youth engagement, healthcare services and systems change, and in nonprofit, government, small business, and corporate settings.

Recent Clients:
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Urban Roots
Texas WIC, Women, Infants, Children (Health and Human Services Commission)

Dana Baruch

Contact: | 512.731.3558

I help organizations and people gain clarity on desired visions and directions and create action plans to help them achieve goals/results. I believe: coaching is a potent force for positive change, for groups and individuals. Struggling needn’t mean suffering. There is almost always a way to “get to yes.”

Recent Clients:
The Texas Observer
Keep Austin Fed
Austin Jewish Academy

Breakwater Light Consulting

Contact: | (512) 581-1938

Jennie Birkholz

Breakwater Light partners with social service organizations and businesses with a custom offering of services to meet their unique needs. Breakwater specializes in establishing and improving clinical outcomes, developing and enhancing programs, and boosting financial gains. Consultant services also include trauma-informed care organizational assessments, training and coaching for all types of organizations so they can be sensitive to the needs of persons who have experienced trauma with the goal to increase quality outcomes, reduce negative incidences and reduce costs. The consultant is a SAMHSA certified trainer in trauma-informed care.

Recent Clients:
The Pavilion Clubhouse

Kathleen Burnside

Contact: | 512-773-3382

The organizations Kathleen has worked with over the past 16 years have experienced significant increases in grant income as a result of her work. In addition to writing foundation proposals, she has extensive, successful experience writing federal, state, and local grant proposals. She helps organizations re-frame their goals to communicate the good they do and develops projects that appeal to funders.

Recent Clients:
Communities for Recovery
Texas CASA
ARISE (works with Women in the colonias of South Texas)

Susannah Erler

Contact:  512-466-0791

Susannah helps nonprofits. She holds a master’s degree in Business with an Arts Administration (Nonprofit) specialization; is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE);  is a grant writer who has obtained over $10 million in funds for nonprofit organizations; is a certified and experienced Interim Executive Director; leads workshops in social media best practices; creates networking and learning events for nonprofit professionals, and more.  Let’s talk about ways to support our community and the world. Susannah Erler – Greater Good Nonprofit Strategies.

Recent Clients:
Texas Grants Resource Center
Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Women’s Community Center of Central Texas
Austin Community College

JBL Strategies

Contacts: 512-529-7685 |

Austin-based JBL Strategies is dedicated to working with nonprofits to achieve clear strategic direction, consistent communications and greater results through strong leadership and effective strategies. We focus on two key areas:

  1. Strategic advisory services, including coaching, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building
  2. Customized leadership training programs, addressing staff and Board leadership and engagement. Specifically, our Strategic Leadership Essentials program designed for nonprofit executives is a unique offering.

What makes us different is that we integrate leadership, strategy and communications in our work, holding clients accountable and base what we do on the organization’s desired outcomes.

Butler Nonprofit Consulting

Contact: | 512-656-1426

Mollie O’Hara Butler, CFRE
Lisa Lee, CFRE
Rachel Elder

We are a dynamic team with nearly 60 years of combined experience in strategic fundraising. A deep desire to enrich our community is at the heart of what we do. We partner with our clients to identify and cultivate the resources needed to achieve or exceed goals. We enable healthy, self-sustaining development programs.

Recent Clients:
Hill Country Conservancy
Rawson Saunders
Lonestar Soccer Club Coaching

Corcoran & Co

Contact: | 512-551-3723

Victoria Corcoran
Day Fariss
Julia Null Smith
Annie Albrecht

Fundraising is never one-size-fits-all. Corcoran & Co helps large and small nonprofits assess their opportunities, build donor-centric messages and practices, and come up with customized plans that work for their specific culture, staff, and donors. We help close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Coaching, assessments, strategic planning, events, donor-centric communications, feasibility studies — we bring expertise and enthusiasm to every client and every project.

Recent Clients:
El Buen Samaritano
Mission Capital
Dripping Springs Community Library

Ford Business Consulting, Inc.

Contact: | 512-565-6511

Linda Ford

Dr. Ford helps social sector leaders live into their boldest, most beautiful aspirations – both individually and organizationally. Linda offers individual executive coaching, team coaching, workshops and leadership and board retreats to enable you and your team to lead in complex situations with grace and power.

Recent Clients:
Communities in Schools
St. David’s Foundation
Texas Civil Rights Project

Dianna Grey

Contact: | 512.228.8785

Consulting services related to affordable housing, health, and social services, with a focus on permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled populations.

Recent Clients:
Integral Care
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition

Carol Johnson

Contact: | 512 694 9705

Strengths based team building and leadership coaching for emerging businesses, non-profit and for-profit businesses as well as faith communities. Utilize Gallup StrengthsFinder and Builder Profile 10 (Gallup certified) to maximize individual and team productivity.

Recent Clients:
Austin Recovery
United Way of Greater Austin

​Robin Loving

Contact: | 512-620-2390

Nonprofit Effectiveness Coach Robin Loving coaches nonprofits to attract funding by reviewing their communications, teams, operations, and boards and then helping to build and/or align their business, strategic, development and/or marketing plans along the lines of best practices. She specializes in start-ups and turn-arounds. Her mission is to maximize your potential for good to benefit the communities you serve.

Having helped to found Greenlights (now Mission Capital) and another nonprofit resource network, Robin has 19 years of nonprofit leadership and grants management in the areas of arts, education, energy, environment, peace, seniors, transportation, technology and youth. She has worked with hundreds of associations, corporations, foundations, governments and nonprofits, and is both bilingual (English/Spanish) and bi-cultural (US/Mexico).

Recent Clients:
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department
City of Dallas Transportation Department
Ernst and Young
Inc. Magazine
Keep Austin Beautiful
Merrill Lynch
Road Scholars

Chris Marcum

Contact: | 512-894-3204

PaCRS helps nonprofit organizations build capacity and sustainability via strategic grant-seeking and grant management. 16th year serving Central Texas.

Recent Clients:
Manos de Cristo
AGE of Central Texas

Mission Capital

Contact: | 512-477-5955 x283

Larry Anazia
Minh Ha
Carla Denison-Bickett
Katelyn Lowrey

We Know Nonprofits. We Are One. Since 2001, Mission Capital has provided nonprofit consulting services to organizations throughout Central Texas. We know the challenges you face and how to best address them. Mission Capital brings a unique, holistic perspective into the social sector. Our approach is guided by nationally-recognized best practices and the most up-to-date research. We have a team of experts in every practice area of nonprofit management, including strategic planning, board development, change management, organizational dynamics, mergers and more.

Recent Clients:
Texas Civil Rights Project
Center for Public Policy Priorities

Seeds for Change Consulting, LLC

Contact: | 512-751-6161

Rebecca Borchers
Carolyn Haney
Bergan Casey
August Harris
Stacy Ehrlich
Amy Nunn
Erica Ekwurzel
Andrea Torres

Founded in 2004, we are a full service, customized consulting firm with wide and deep expertise across all things non-profit: strategic planning, communications, fundraising, grants management, board and leadership development, talent searches and more. Individually and collectively, our team of 9 is hands on, affordable, comprehensive, and down to earth.

Recent Clients:
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Austin Chapter
The Front Porch and All Saints Episcopal Church
Fin & Fur Film Productions, LLC and Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation

True Casa Consulting, LLC

Contact: | 512-924-3479

Kate Moore, Co-Founder
Jennifer Hicks, Co-Founder

True Casa Consulting provides comprehensive affordable housing and support services consulting. Our services include affordable housing development, government grant applications, civic engagement, affordable housing financial structuring, technical assistance on program implementation, and affordable housing policy solutions.

Recent Clients:
Foundation Communities
Easter Seals of Central Texas
Technical Assistance Collaborative

Woollard Nichols & Associates

Contact: | 512-940-9739

Sam Woollard, Principal
Carol Johnson, Associate
Kelly Nichols, Principal
Andrea Torres, Associate
Lily Wein, Project Manager
Jennie Birkholz, Associate
KiYa Moghaddam, Project Coordinator

Austin-based consulting firm committed to nurturing social impact through strategy, development & support for coalitions, associations, organizations and initiatives. We do this by facilitating strategic decision-making, building capacity and resources, and supporting collaborative initiatives.

Recent Clients:
One Voice Central Texas
Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO)
Integral Care

Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW

Contact: | 512-799-9348

Michelle is a licensed clinical social worker, skilled in developing and implementing innovative Employee Assistance Programs as an employee recruitment and retention tool. Michelle’s coaching and consulting services include job performance coaching, and providing clinical processing groups for social services agencies – including LCSW supervision, an essential employee retention tool that also reduces vicarious trauma. Michelle has a focus on identifying individual and team strengths and skills, and empowering individuals and organizations to transform the way we work.

Recent Clients:
Goodwill Industries Central TX
United Way Central TX
HAND Central TX

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