Successful Nonprofits | Consulting, Strategic Planning, Board Development
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Our services are designed to help you and your nonprofit thrive

Strategic Planning

Experience a dynamic strategic planning process that engages your board, staff, donors, funders, and constituents. 

Our nonprofit consultants will guide your organization through a strategic planning process that achieves broad buy-in from key stakeholders and offers quantifiable benchmarks to measure progress. During plan implementation, we also check-in quarterly to help you stay on track.

Board Development

Whether your board is fully engaged or fully absent, your organization will benefit from our board development services provided by an experienced nonprofit consultant.

Even the strongest boards seek to become more effective. For this reason, they consistently commit the time and resources for recruitment and onboarding campaigns, annual retreats, evaluations, and other development activities that will help them reach the next level.

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Executive transitions can disrupt your organization’s progress (even if it’s carefully planned).

We can help your organization build a realistic succession plan before your chief executive leaves. We also offer interim executive director services for organizations with an immediate need for temporary staff leadership.

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If you are a nonprofit professional committed to advancing your organization’s mission and your career, you should absolutely engage our coaching services.

Your coach will serve as a guide who has been where you want to go and taken others there. Our coaching services can help whether you are a first-time executive director, need an accountability partner while implementing a project, or are facing a crisis.


Your nonprofit will benefit from our consultants’ three-pronged approach to every engagement

Data Focused

Data influences our recommendations and all of our work. This usually includes industry-specific data but also information available through your finance office, fundraising department and programs.

High Touch

While we love data, we also focus on the actual experience of people in your organization. We listen to the important voices of your staff, board, clients and donors.

Return On Investment

We structure all consulting engagements thinking about your return on investment. Because when your nonprofit hires a consultant, you should expect to get your money’s worth.


As nonprofit consultants, we define our success by your results

Many of our client partners have engaged us for a second and third project because they continue to get real results from each consulting engagement. In fact, our clients typically experience:

  • Renewed board, staff, and stakeholder commitment
  • Strengthened relationships between the board and chief executive
  • Increased income from individuals and foundations
  • Enhanced ability to withstand a crisis
  • Reinforced sense of long-term goals and a plan for achieving them

But don’t just take our word for it! We’re pleased to share feedback from our client partners:

Dolph Goldenburg is . . . a strong nonprofit interim executive director . . . who can navigate past pitfalls and can step in with confidence and authority.

If any other organization finds itself about to experience a transition at the top and wants real dynamic and focused leaders, Successful Nonprofits® is the route to go.

Debbie Brennan, Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Dolph is an incredibly talented leader who helped to change the course of our organization, assessing our community and steering our board toward a solid strategic plan. . . 

Dolph is very well connected and helped Zebra gain more attention on a national scale.

– Heather Wilkie, Zebra Coalition (Orlando, FL)

Dolph is [insert favorite expletive] amazing!

PD Gladiators is a small nonprofit–much smaller than Dolph typically advises–but he treated us like we were the United Way. The level of detail at which he works went well beyond expectations, and I think inspired our team to execute.

Larry Kahn, PD Gladiators (Atlanta, GA)


The organizations we work with are more than just our clients. They are our partners in building a better community and a healthier world.


Dolph shares his story and the four truths he adheres to.

Dolph joins Tony to discuss how to build supercharged Boards.

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Dolph joins Joan to discuss how to maximize your next Board retreat.

Dolph joins Patton to discuss productivity tips and engaging Board members.

Off the record

Dolph joins Angela to discuss the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.


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