Services

Our consulting focuses on: People, Planning, and Communications.

People

Hire, develop, and keep the right people in the right positions. Our services:

  • Recruitment. We’ll define the key responsibilities and required competencies of the available positions, recruit and interview candidates, present you with several final candidates, and conduct extensive reference checks.
  • Coaching for job-hunters and career changers. Looking for a job in the nonprofit sector? CSC can help you define your strengths and interests, create an effective resume, cover letter, and Linked-in profile, prepare for your interview, and connect you with the right people in the field.
  • Coaching for leaders.  We’ll help you navigate challenging management situations, develop leadership skills and a personalized leadership style, and teach you how to make sure your volunteers, employees, and donors feel valued.
  • Managing leadership transition. Leadership transition must be handled in a strategic manner. We’ll help you plan for any gaps in leadership and for the successful transition and integration of your new leader.
  • Workplace engagement. We’ll design surveys and/or conduct non-threatening personnel interviews to assess the health of your workplace. We can then help you, if necessary, make a plan to improve your workplace culture.

Planning

  • Program design and evaluation. We’ll analyze and define the need for your program, develop a logic model, clarify goals and objectives, determine the best way to achieve your goals, identify the data available for the evaluation of both inputs and outputs, and help you evaluate the information for maximum success.
  • Project management. We’ll tackle those urgent projects, even on the tightest of deadlines. We’ll develop a work plan, work closely with involved staff and board members, facilitate communication among all those involved, and deliver a finished project.
  • Strategic planning. Where do you want to go and how will you get there? We will engage the expertise of the people involved with your organization, gathering feedback from board members, staff, volunteers, clients and community partners. We’ll work with you to develop a compelling strategy for achieving your goals.

Communications

We specialize in making your story personal.

  • Grant writing. Our grant applications get results! We will research funding resources and determine best approaches. To gain a deeper understanding your work, we will review available materials and websites and interview key employees. With all of the essential materials in hand, we will write and submit a grant proposal with supporting documents to the selected foundations and conduct any necessary follow-up.
  • Letters, annual reports, web content. Direct mail campaigns, solicitation letters, personalized thank you notes: whatever correspondence you need, we can craft with the personality of your organization producing successful results and relationships.
  • Speech writing and public speaking. Making a presentation on behalf of your agency? Need help figuring out what to say? We’ll work with you to say the right thing to the right people.