Are you facing a big project and thinking about hiring a consultant to help you out? Before you do, take a moment to listen in on this conversation with Heather Yandow for tips on finding, and approaching, the best consultant for you and your nonprofit.
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Website: Third Space Studio
1:30) The ineffectiveness of blind requests for proposals (RFPs)
(8:56) Identify the real challenge you want to tackle
(12:38) Make sure key stakeholders are onboard
(17:41) Determine the timeline of your project
(19:12) Recognize your organization’s bandwidth
(21:31) Know your budget
(28:07) Consider the personality type of potential consultants
(29:37) Check potential consultants’ references
Firstly, We are experts. So take advantage of us.
Finally, Think about the challenge you want to tackle.
both, Consultants aren’t paid to be liked.
In conclusion, Nonprofits need to find the right consultant for them and get the most out of their time.
Finally, Knowing the budget early on helps me right-size, even in that first conversation, what’s possible.
Finally, Price is not the best way to compare consultants.