Social Sector Networking Night: New Year, New Consulting Career
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:00 pm
7:00 pm ET
In-person | Washington, DC
Has the new year started you thinking about a new career? Whether you are thinking about consulting down the line or have been at it for a few years, join like-minded colleagues for a rare look into this growing field. Consultants are an expanding part of the nonprofit landscape, in both numbers and importance to the sector. Come find your place in this web of support so critical to local nonprofits. Get advice. Make connections. Take a bold step forward in 2018!
The night will include a panel discussion with consultants at various stages in their careers. Come hear about their motivations, challenges and lessons learned.
Susan Schaefer is a consultant, writer, and speaker whose practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms. She founded her consulting firm, Resource Partners LLC, in 2001 to help nonprofits excel given their unique human and financial resources. Prior to founding Resource Partners LLC, Susan served as National Director, Foundations at the United Negro College Fund. In that position, she helped lead the design and implementation of the $1.6 billion Gates Millennium Scholars Program, one of the largest private grants in history. Susan co-authored Nonprofit Board Service for the GENIUS and has edited many other books for the sector, including The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook. She teaches a graduate course in fundraising at Johns Hopkins University.
Don Tebbe has been a leader in the nonprofit sector since the early 1980s – first as a nonprofit senior executive and CEO, and for the past 22 years as a consultant to nonprofits. He started his consulting career as a solopreneuer, occasionally employing associates and co-consultants on projects. Don later served for over a decade as co-founder of a national consulting firm that became the recognized thought leader on nonprofit executive transitions. Don and his business partner built a seven-figure practice with over a dozen associates who delivered 30-40 projects each year. His current practice works with leaders and organizations who are navigating transitions. Don is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the award-winning Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO, and a new book, The Nonprofit CEO Succession Roadmap: Your Guide for the Journey to Life’s Next Chapter.