Capacity Building Programs
The Consultants in Service program (CIS), designed by SCVF Board member and nonprofit consultant Gary Kelsey, was established to help small nonprofits (budgets under $500,000) improve efficiency, governance, and community impact by matching professional development needs with volunteer experts.
An incredible Resource!
Experienced, Passionate, Nonprofit Savvy!
FREE to eligible nonprofits!
CIS On the Screen . ...
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Common Cent$ Fundraising
featuring Cecily Harris
For new and experienced fundraisers, please join us for an overview of best practices working with individual donors. We’ll discuss research, planning, solicitations, and acknowledgments.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Resources & Advice for Engaging Volunteers
featuring Julie Grecian, JEG Consulting
Ideas and strategies to build and sustain a successful volunteer program. Topics will include volunteer recruitment, engagement, training, evaluation, recognition, staff interactions, and overall administration.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Navigating the Maze of Program Development
featuring Angie Whitaker
Programs and events are popular high-impact tools for organizations. Explore the program planning and development lifecycle from idea to execution and discover tips for navigating the maze you'll encounter from start to finish.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Board Development and Governance
featuring Ann Herzog Drewiske
What are the duties of a board? How can your organization develop a successful board? Ann will provide useful tools to implement immediately.
...CIS Nonprofit Matches ...
Customized one-on-one guidance
from experienced practitioners committed to helping nonprofits tackle pesky challenges limiting impact and outcomes.
for CIS by completing this Application.
Please note, the CIS team will carefully consider applications to understand project scope and consultant availability before proceeding with a CIS engagement. If you have questions, please contact Angie Pilgrim.
from nonprofit partners
"Thank you for an excellent Board workshop!
Your knowledge and experience that you shared generously will strengthen our Board’s understanding. Your passion for improving nonprofit Boards for the benefit of our community is inspiring!"
"We were energetically engaged for two hours to help with a new mission and vision and so many new ideas on how to improve our organization. So many people came up to me... to say how much they appreciated being involved and also to express their appreciation for the professional guidance..."