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Nonprofit Partners

Capacity Building Programs

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Gary Kelsey

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 . ...

In partnership with SCVF's Affiliates

C.I.S. On the Screen is a four-part lunch & learn

professional development series 

for nonprofit staff and board  - all via Zoom!

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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.


If you missed this session, check out the  recording and supporting slides.

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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. 

If you missed this session, check out the  recording and supporting information.


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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.

If you missed this session, check out the recording and supporting information.

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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.

If you missed this session, check out the recording and supporting information.

...CIS Nonprofit Matches     ...

Customized one-on-one guidance

from experienced practitioners committed to helping nonprofits tackle pesky challenges limiting impact and outcomes.




Talented Team of Consultants



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..."

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