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!



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Exploring the Digital Marketing Landscape

featuring Roger Sievers, Sievers Creative  

This session looks at digital marketing trends for nonprofits, including evolving tech, platforms, core concepts, what others are doing well and more. 


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

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Intro to Strategic Planning 

featuring Gary Kelsey, Ed.D   


Defining the role, benefits, limitations of strategic planning. Creating the planning team and process.


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

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Running an Effective Board Meeting 

featuring Miriam Simmons, Ph.D., PRP   


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



Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Emerging Funding Streams 

featuring Tom Triplett, J.D.  


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

...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..."