Capacity-building expertise for nonprofits, by a nonprofit
Across South Florida, nonprofit organizations work every day to improve our community, deliver critical services, and advance equality and opportunity. However, with growing need and shrinking resources, nonprofits are being asked to do more with less.
A key challenge for nonprofits is building strong, resilient organizations with the staffing, systems and leadership to sustain today’s successful programs while growing their impact over time.
For over 50 years, we have helped solve community problems with the wisdom and experience of its volunteers. And since we are also a nonprofit, we are uniquely able to understand the particular needs and challenges faced by other nonprofits. Your mission is to build a better South Florida. Ours is to help you succeed.
Impact Consulting improves the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations in South Florida by providing consulting services that rely on the expertise of skilled retired and volunteer consultants.
Our consultants come from some of the most respected institutions in business, academia and the nonprofit sector. They have been executives in both large organizations and small; planned and managed growth; and mastered change management. Many are retired executives from Fortune 500 corporations like American Express, BlueCross/BlueShield of New Jersey, General Electric, Price Waterhouse, Polaroid, Revlon and Verizon, as well as experienced nonprofit Executive Directors and senior government employees.
Through consulting services, workshops and seminars, Impact Consulting offers fresh, independent and practical solutions to help nonprofits build their capacity in the following areas:
Impact Consulting works hard to assure that the solutions we provide meet each of our clients specific needs. We understand that while organizations may have similar challenges, the solutions are dependent on a variety of factors, including organization size, financial and human resources, mission, values, as well as other variables. We will work with you to understand the context within which you serve your community, and help you achieve your goals within that unique environment.
Welcome to Impact Consulting. As a fellow nonprofit, we understand the passion behind being part of an organization that positively impacts people in our community — including children, seniors, the disabled, veterans…as well as broader populations — through mentoring, peer support, companionship, food, education or culture and the arts. We look forward to partnering with you to help continue your unique mission and realize your long-term vision.
How It Works
Impact Consulting will be with you every step of the way. First, we will guide you in completing a request for assistance, assuring that everyone is on the same page as to what the goals and outcome should be.
A lead consultant, and in most cases a co-consultant, will be selected based on your needs and the consultants' skills and experiences. Impact Consulting will establish a confidential business relationship with you, and together you will develop a plan that will result in a practical solution, achievable goals and, most critically, realistic for your organization (but also requiring a bit of a stretch, of course!)
Every project is different, of course, but all include ongoing dialog between clients and consultants to assure the plan runs smoothly and in a timely fashion. We also like to keep communications open since projects sometimes do change course as we learn more, and we want to be flexible in order to provide our clients with the best solutions possible.
Areas We Can Help
Impact Consulting offers fresh, independent and practical solutions to help your nonprofit build its capacity in the following areas of expertise:
Board Leadership & Strategy:
Management & Operations:
We can work with you in a variety of ways. We provide classic consulting services, but we also develop and run workshops and seminars. Our offerings share the overall goal of growing your organization, but how this information is delivered depends on your specific set of needs.
Launching a Project
To learn more about Impact Consulting or to begin discussion on a a particular project, you can either:
Call us at 954-484-7117 or
Impact Consulting's nominal fees ensure nonprofits are able to build their capacity responsibly and stay within their budget.
Interested in becoming an “Impact Consultant?”
Impact Consulting is a skills-based volunteering organization. We recognize the unique competencies and experience of each of our consultants and that they gained their unique expertise through their individual career paths. But they all share the common thread of having come from challenging, successful leadership roles, often in the top echelons of the business, government and nonprofit sectors.
To be a volunteer with Impact Consulting is to match your experience and professional expertise with the needs of a local nonprofit; throw in some passion, inspiration and focus; and end up with a result that truly impacts our community.
How It Works
You will be selected for a project based on your skills and experiences, and the needs of the client. You will work as a lead consultant to develop a plan that will result in a practical solution, achievable goals and, most critically, a realistic implementation plan for the client organization.
Areas That We Consult
Impact Consulting offers fresh, independent and practical solutions to help nonprofits build capacity in the following areas of expertise:
Board Leadership & Strategy:
Management & Operations:
Become an Impact Consultant
To learn more about becoming a consultant with Impact Consulting, you can either:
In order to achieve our mission – to assist in building capacity within the nonprofit local community, and thereby serve the individual needs of our citizens – we seek to build a broad, strong network of corporate, government and foundation partners. We want to partner with organizationa who share our goal of measurably improving the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations in South Florida.
Impact Consulting is actually the evolution of a program that has served Broward County for 50 years. All through those decades, we have strived to advance how we serve, assuring that we change as community needs have changed. But always, our goal of serving nonprofit institutions and individuals in the South Florida community, has never wavered.
Why Impact Consulting?
Our consultants: Our consultants are subject matter experts, have been senior corporate officers, and have run and overseen large consulting projects. Many are retired executives from Fortune 500 corporations like American Express, BlueCross/BlueShield of New Jersey, General Electric, Price Waterhouse, Polaroid, Revlon and Verizon, as well as experienced nonprofit Executive Directors and senior government employees.