Considering Consulting to Nonprofits? Advice From the Pros, Speed-Dating Style

2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference  •  Thursday March 4-6, 2015  •  Austin, Texas


Join the largest gathering of nonprofit professionals to connect, learn, and change the world with tech – online or in person.

In this session we’ll discuss how to make the move from in-house employee to self-employed consultant to nonprofits is a frequent coffee/hallway conversation at NTC. Many of those working inside nonprofit organizations are considering either transitioning to consulting or picking up some projects on the side. However, there are countless elements to figure out when making the shift to starting your own business/running a consultancy.

This session will focus on answering your questions about how to run a successful consulting practice, whether as an IT, fundraising, communications or other consultant. We’ll combine very short presentations on specific topics with speed-dating style opportunities to ask questions; matching small groups with a mix of established consultants in the room.

Some of the topics we’ll cover will include: establishing a niche, pricing your services, how to quote on projects, marketing, getting referrals and more.

With Marlene Oliveira, copywriter and communications consultant, moflow, and founder of the Nonprofit MarCommunity (and #NPMC chat)