The challenges and opportunities facing nonprofits, foundations and educational institutions today require them to continually adapt in order to maintain relevancy and impact. The imperative for collective impact and coordinated effort to respond to ongoing client demand while at the same time helping to resolve complex community problems calls for a sophisticated approach to planning, team development, business acumen and engagement with strategic partners.
Few organizations have all the talent and expertise within their ranks to fulfill ongoing responsibilities while cultivating new programs, teams or approaches to take them to the next level of effectiveness. Organizations serious about improving capacity and impact would be well served to contract with an experienced external expert, or consultant, to identify and begin to execute a new course of work.
Sharon Knight Consulting offers a variety of services to assist nonprofits, foundations and educational institutions with this work. Primary services include:
- Executive leadership transition
- Fundraising and resource development
- Leadership and staff development
- Planning and project management
- Program outcomes and evaluation
- Strategic partnerships and collaboration
“I have known Sharon since she was hired in 2010 as President & CEO at Warren Village. As a board member of Warren Village, I was very impressed with the immediate impact of her organizational skills and structure. Sharon developed an exceptional staff, upgrading each position as vacancies occurred, implementing several initiatives that engaged staff members, including monthly published updates on their areas of responsibility, fiscal responsibility, and accountability. In addition, she provided transparency to the board on all issues, and welcomed board input and support. Her efforts brought financial stability during very challenging times, ensuring budgets were maintained and costs controlled. Sharon has endless energy and has given 100% commitment to the Warren Village mission. Her fund raising efforts significantly enhanced the community awareness, recognition, and respect for the Warren Village programs.
Sharon is an extraordinary leader, facilitator and mentor. She is a change agent that worked wonders at Warren Village. I have every confidence in her ability to improve the stability and impact of nonprofits of any size and scope…. whether that be through interim leadership or consultation in any number of topic areas.”
– Larry Baumgartner, President – Sundance Solutions LLC
Contact Sharon Knight for more information about how she can provide you with consultation services to lead your organization from good to great.