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5 Reasons Why Your Non-Profit Needs a Consultant
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A consultant can provide an objective perspective to help you assess your options and make the best decision for your organization.
A consultant can provide an objective perspective to help you assess your options and make the best decision for your organization.

As a non-profit organization, you are likely always looking for ways to do more with less. You may not have the resources to hire a full-time staff member to fill a particular need within your organization—and this is where a consultant can help. A consultant can provide expertise and knowledge in a specific area to help your organization grow and reach its goals, without the price-tag of a full-time salary!

This article will explain 5 of the reasons why you should consider hiring a consultant for your non-profit organization

1. You don’t have the in-house expertise 

When you’re running a non-profit, there are a lot of moving parts. You’re responsible for everything from board relations to marketing to program management. Sometimes, it can feel like you’re trying to do it all yourself, and you’ll often have to make do with that. Other times, it will cost you less and create far better results if you solicit some outside help. One example of that is financial management.

If you don’t have the in-house expertise to manage your finances, it’s time to bring in a consultant. A financial consultant can help you develop and implement a financial plan that will make the most efficient use of your resources. They can also work with you on your budgeting and forecasting, so that you can plan for the future and make sure your non-profit is on solid financial footing.

Bringing in a financial consultant is an important step in ensuring the long-term success of your non-profit.

2. You need an objective perspective 

There are a lot of decisions to be made when you run a non-profit. Sometimes, it can be difficult to see the whole picture when you’re so close to the situation. That’s why it can be helpful to bring in a consultant who can provide an outside perspective to help you assess your options and make the best decision for your organization.

3. You need help with a specific project 

With many things: the devil’s in the details; a successful project may hinge on handling a few specific tasks with precision—something an expert can ensure.

When it comes to fundraising, for example, a prospect research consultant can be invaluable. They can help you identify potential donors and assess their giving capacity. This information is critical to a successful fundraising campaign.

Furthermore, a prospect research and relationship mapping software, such as CharityCAN, could also be an invaluable tool to your organization as it can streamline your donor identification process and help your prospect research consultant find connections to potential donors.

4. You’re experiencing staff turnover

If you’re experiencing staff turnover, there are a few things you can do to help mitigate the problem. First, take a look at your hiring practices. Are you attracting the right type of candidate? If not, adjust your job postings and recruiting strategy.

Next, consider whether or not you’re providing adequate training for new employees. Onboarding programs can be helpful in reducing turnover rates. Finally, make sure you’re doing everything you can to retain your best employees. This includes offering competitive compensation and benefits packages.
If you’re still struggling with staff turnover, it may be time to consult with an HR professional. They can help you assess the situation and develop a plan to reduce turnover in your organization.

5. Cansulta makes consulting accessible to all!

Still think consulting is a nice-to-have luxury service restricted to big businesses with massive budgets? Think again! 
Cansulta is consulting for the modern era; the low-risk and affordable way to work with experts, as needed and just-in-time.

Our goal is to help you grow your business and achieve your goals. We will work closely with you to understand your unique needs and develop a plan that is right for you. 

With the right support, you can optimize projects from the start, save time and money in the long run, and get a head start on opportunities. Learn more about our #HeadStart2023 promotion. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer!

Cansulta looks forward to helping your business hit the ground running, setting yourself up for success by laying a foundation today!

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