My Recent Bookmarks 01/08/2010

  • Learn how consultants help nonprofits, steps to creating a successful nonprofit project and tips for conducting a nonprofit consultant search.

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  • Sometimes organizations seek external help to restructure the way they do their work, from organization and planning to proposal writing. The following resources can help you find a consultant to fit the needs of most organizations.

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  • Writing and communications consultants can help you accomplish a specific task that you and your staff can’t do alone. Whether you need someone to write your monthly newsletter, prepare an annual report, research a grant, or manage your public relations, you can count on the fact that a professional consultant or firm is out there to help.

    But with such a variety in types of consultants and expertise, how do you know how to find the one for you? And once you do find a consultant, what is the best way to work with them? Read here to find out.

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  • tags: nptech, knowledgemanagement

  • This checklist describes when to hire a consultant, how to assess a consultant’s fit with the project needs, and what issues need to be spelled out in writing.

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  • This checklist describes when to hire a consultant, how to assess a consultant’s fit with the project needs, and what issues need to be spelled out in writing.

    tags: consultants

  • This presentation is designed for Board members, Executive Directors and/or senior/middle management from nonprofit organizations and social enterprises who are interested in understanding how technology can be beneficial to achieving their organizational goals. The workshop will give participants an understanding of key success indicators of a technology project and tips on collaborating with technology providers.

    Learn how to speak “tech” without speaking the language. Through best practices and case studies, learn effective communication strategies to ensure you remain in the driver’s seat of your technology projects.

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  • If you are considering hiring a consultant or a technical assistance provider to assist your nonprofit organization with a particular project or problem, you’ll find this resource list a useful tool in gathering information about how to make a selection, how to assess credentials and experience, how to structure fees, and other issues. If you are interested in becoming a consultant to nonprofits, there are materials to assist in your planning, as well. To look at more citations in Catalog of Nonprofit Literature use the subject headings “Consultants” or “Technical assistance.”

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  • Choosing a Consultant
    This document, found on the Centre for Sustainability’s own website, was produced to assist Partners in Organizational Development grantees choose a consultant to facilitate their organizational effectiveness planning project.

    Consultant Fees Survey
    The Centre for Sustainability is frequently approached by Partners in Organizational Development applicants for information on what is a reasonable fee to pay a consultant to lead their organizational development project. During the summer of 2005, we conducted a survey of organizations that were recently funded through Social ServicesPOD, ArtsPOD or EnviroPOD to learn about their experiences with consultant fees. This report documents our findings.

    Getting and Working With Consultants
    Brought to you by the Free Management Library, this is a great resource for anyone working with consultants. Topics include Requests for Proposals, Potential Issues in Hiring Consultants, a Sample Checklist for Hiring Consultants and common pitfalls of working with consultants.

    Nonprofit Genie FAQ’s
    The Nonprofit Genie FAQ’s are brought to you by Compasspoint Nonprofit Services in California, USA. Described as free, fast and practical these FAQ’s were written by leading experts from around the USA. There are some good FAQ’s on working with consultants, as well as other common nonprofit issues. Click on the links below:

    * How should I check a consultant’s references?
    * How should I interview a consultant?
    * What questions should I ask a prospective consultant?

    Sample Request for Proposals (RFP)
    This document, produced by the Centre for Sustainability, provides you with a basic template for requests for proposals (RFP) and can also be adapted for use as a contract with your consultant. If you’re wondering how to circulate your RFP, we suggest sending it to organizations you know and you also might want to post it on-line (see WorkInNonProfits.ca below for one option of how to do this).

    WorkInNonProfits.ca
    WorkInNonProfits.ca connects non-profits acr

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  • Each project cycle is represented by three phases, as noted here, and explained in detail further below:

    1) Pre-Engagement: Preparation

    2) Engagement: Consulting

    3) Post-Engagement: Evaluation

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Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

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