Directory of Nonprofit & Social Sector Consultants – Strategic Planning and Board Development

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

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

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 CASAARISE (works with Women in the colonias of South Texas)

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

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

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.

Juli Fellows, Ph.D.

Contact: | 512 346-5830

Juli draws from 24 years of experience to design a customized strategic planning process that fits your organization’s culture, history and aspirations. Juli helps you create strategic plans that are no more and no less than what your organization needs. She also provides leadership coaching with a specialization in communication skills.

Recent Clients:
AGE of Central Texas
St. David’s Foundation
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Session

Ford Business Consulting, Inc.

Contact: | 512-565-6511Linda 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
Caritas of Austin

Kevin Jewell

Contact: | 512-743-7633

Kevin Jewell specializes in applying economic and quantitative analysis to questions in business, policy, and litigation. This includes data analysis for research reports, impact studies, financial modeling, and business plan development and assessment.

Recent Clients:
Texas Appleseed
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation

Mission Capital

Contact: | 512-477-5955 x283

Larry Anazia
Carla Denison-Bickett
Minh Ha
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:
Civil Rights Project
Center for Public Policy Priorities

Melissa Stewart, LCSW

Contact: | 512-423-8344

Identify your Impact. Measure your Results. Non profits exist to develop programs that reach their target audience and provide maximum impact. But developing programs alone isn’t good enough. Each program must be able to show what makes it unique, what the impact is and what the long-term results are. Melissa Stewart Consulting was founded on a fundamental belief that non-profits need to be able to tell their stories in impactful ways. Not only do funders and donors want to know this information but the public space demands it. The competition for funding, donations and resources is fierce – so how do you stand out?

Recent Clients:
Any Baby Can
Creative Action
Austin Parks Foundation

Woollard Nichols & Associates

Contact: | 512-940-9739

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

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

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