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Senior Consultant

Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Aug 10, 2021

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GCN is seeking senior level consultants to work with nonprofit organizations on strategy development, strategic planning, and other types of high-level organization specific projects.  Individuals must have prior nonprofit experience and the ability to design projects from proposal through implementation working with boards of directors and executive leaders throughout the project. They must be strong facilitators of group meetings, retreats and board meetings with the ability to facilitate strategic conversations, conflict and disagreements and helping groups achieve consensus or shared direction for moving forward.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Strategic planning facilitator:  Facilitates GCN clients through strategic planning process using GCN methodologies that fit the needs of the organization.  Consultant works with client to design the process, provide a proposal, and conduct planning that includes the development of SWOT analysis and the subsequent creation of goals, objectives, and annual action plans.    
  • Delivers consulting engagements for governance and board development, leadership development, social enterprise, resource development and program evaluation as needed.   
  • Ability to conduct recruitment for executive search.
  • Conducts business development and sales, prepares bids and proposals, and sets fees for services.
  • Writes plans, training curriculum and presentation materials for client presentations.  
  • Track utilization and profitability from existing time tracking and project management platforms used by the consulting group.
  • Participate on consulting leadership team to develop new business and customer-oriented services.


  • 10+ years of experience in nonprofit organizations at a management level
  • 5+ years of strategic planning consulting experience
  • Strong knowledge/capability around governance and board development and fundraising support consulting activities
  • Ability to facilitate and work with diverse groups of people, projects and organizations found in the nonprofit sector
  • Proven ability to complete projects on time and within projected budget
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Masters preferred: Bachelor’s degree required


The mission of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits is to build thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed. Through a powerful mix of advocacy, solutions for nonprofit effectiveness, and insight-building tools, GCN provides nonprofits, board members and donors with the tools they need to strengthen organizations that make a difference on important causes throughout Georgia. 

GCN provides comprehensive support to more than a thousand organizations and 5,000 professionals spanning the nonprofit world in scale and scope—from international organizations to corporate philanthropies, foundations, and community initiatives. Through exclusive access to publications, research, in-depth online content, cost-saving opportunities, and learning and networking events throughout the year, GCN Membership connects sector professionals with thought leaders, leading funders, experts and peers—proving the power of our community in sharing knowledge and building partnerships. 

Innovative year-round onsite and online programming through GCN’s Nonprofit University delivers an array of professional development opportunities to develop leadership skills and core competencies. Our Nonprofit Consulting Group provides the expert guidance to develop strategies and build capacity for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to accelerate and grow their impact.

With our annual Georgia Gives Day initiative, GCN has helped our state's nonprofits tap the potential of online fundraising—in its first four years, raising $9 million from 54,000 donations, supporting 2,4000 participating nonprofits. And Work for Good is GCN’s national job board and leading hiring and career resource for the purpose-driven community.

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