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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 Road . ...

In partnership with SCVF's Affiliates

C.I.S. On the Road offers 

professional development

opportunities for nonprofit staff and board!

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Common Cent$ Fundraising

featuring Cecily Harris   

Recording and supporting slides


For new and experienced fundraisers, this session provides an overview of best practices working with individual donors. Cecily addresses research, planning, solicitations, and acknowledgments.

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Resources & Advice for Engaging Volunteers

featuring Julie Grecian, JEG Consulting 

Recording and supporting information

Ideas and strategies to build and sustain a successful volunteer program. Topics include volunteer recruitment, engagement, training, evaluation, recognition, staff interactions, and overall administration. 

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Navigating the Maze of Program Development 

featuring Angie Whitaker  

Recording and supporting information


Programs and events are popular high-impact tools for organizations.  Review the program planning and development lifecycle from idea to execution and discover tips for navigating the maze you'll encounter from start to finish.

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Board Development and Governance

featuring Ann Herzog Drewiske

Recording and supporting information

What are the duties of a board?  How can your organization develop a successful board? Receive 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.




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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