Why Hire a Consultant?

  • Sometimes you need to hire a professional who has the practical experience, library of knowledge, and functional expertise you may not have in your organization.
  • Sometimes it is time to invest in the health of your organization, just as you take time to invest in your personal health or the maintenance of your home.
  • Sometimes you are too busy with fundraising, day-to-day operations, and carrying out the organization’s mission to work on capacity building and governance projects.
  • Sometimes you need an objective point of view, an outside voice, to facilitate a discussion or come up with a creative solution or unbiased decision.
  • Sometimes you are in the midst of a crisis and you need a sounding board or management assistance.

A management consultant can help you and your organization solve a specific problem or help you get to the next phase in your organization’s life. Consultants can help you analyze your particular situation, set realistic goals, devise and then implement creative solutions and new programs.

The Food Project is in a very strong position today thanks to Susan’s expertise. She most ably guided the trustees through the process of restructuring committees and creating job descriptions. Once completed, she worked with the board to put together a succession plan, followed by crafting and carrying out an executive search process. Susan’s years of governance experience, respect for the organization’s culture and her belief in the ability of trustees to meet their own challenges, allowed significant work to be accomplished while strengthening the board culture and confidence.
Patricia Gray
Executive Director
The Food Project