[PODCAST] Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Nonprofit Consultant

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Nonprofit Consultant

In this episode, Heather Yandow discussed the circumstances that indicate when to hire a nonprofit consultant.

When you’re looking for a consultant for your next project, what’s the best way to make sure you find a great person? Searching online can be a great starting point, of course. But what else do you need to do?

It’s not writing the perfect Request for Proposals (RFP).

It’s not sending out dozens of emails to prospective consultants.

It is starting the work with your organization – thinking about your needs and resources.

This interview covers the questions you need to ask AND ANSWER before calling a nonprofit consultant. These tips from Heather Yandow will help you find the right person for the right work.

Nonprofit.ist is a trusted and free search tool utilized by nonprofits looking for consultants. Find the right person for your next project! Use the search tool to easily find and connect with a trusted expert who can actually help you tackle your organization’s challenges. The network is built through real-world connections to make sure you find trusted nonprofit experts.

Heather Yandow is the Founder of Nonprofit.ist and owner of Third Space Studio.

Heather Yandow brings more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit world and a dozen years of consulting to Nonprofit.ist. Using her skills as long-time organizer with a love of technology, she launched Nonprofit.ist to connect nonprofits to the right expert AND help experts find work. Heather is lead consultant at Third Space Studio, where she’s been since 2010. Prior to that, she was the Director of Development and Communications with the NC Conservation Network, a statewide network of over 100 organizations focused on protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health.


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Delaney Mullennix, MPA

Delaney joined the Nonprofit Hub team in 2021, leading strategic partnerships, and now serves as the Executive Director. She helps to manage and sustain the organization's growing national presence, modern partnership profile, and highly trafficked educational media platform. Delaney plays a major role in curating and creating educational content with a network of innovative nonprofit service, product providers, and professionals that empower organizations to go from good to growth. Delaney got her master's degree in nonprofit management and administration from Grand Valley State University, where she served on the executive board of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization. She's an alumna of Michigan DECA and serves as a competitive event judge to help evaluate high school students' marketing and management skills. You can find her jet-setting to a new place in her free time, volunteering for a good cause, and exploring the great outdoors.

March 24, 2023

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