Consultant Support Program

From time to time, a nonprofit Executive Director, senior administrative staff member or Board member needs a thought partner or coach to work through a challenge or explore an opportunity. The Consultant Support Program can provide funding for a consultant to work a limited number of hours (plus ancillary expenses).

How to Choose a Consultant

Consultants – complete a profile on the New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory here.

Regional/National Consultant Groups


Listing of a consultant or firm on this website does not constitute endorsement. When engaging a consultant, it is important for an organization to determine in advance the scope of services to be provided by the consultant and the deliverables that are expected. It is highly recommended that references are called and at least three candidates be interviewed, by phone, skype or in person, by Board and staff members to assess expertise and compatibility.


New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory is a database of nearly 500 consultants. Through the advanced search features, the list can be filtered by area of expertise, language spoken and issues/populations with which the consultant has worked.

Association of Fundraising Professionals has links to national for-profit suppliers, consultant firms and individual consultants who work in business and campaign services, data management, marketing, donor recognition, fundraising and technology/software.

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Free and Low-cost Consultant Services

Catchafire – Post a project to connect with volunteers who work on more than 80 different types of professional services projects. Free needs assessment, but annual fee for an unlimited number of projects with volunteer partners.

Harvard Business School Club of CT Community Partners Program - The mission of Community Partners, an affiliate of the Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut, consists of two elements: supporting nonprofits in the state with pro bono consulting projects, and enabling Harvard Business School alumni to engage in projects with nonprofits in Connecticut. If you are part of a nonprofit in Connecticut and would like to explore how we might help your organization, contact Lee Barnes ( or Jeff Krulwich (, co-chairs of our Projects Committee.


Pro Bono Partnership offers free legal services and advice to nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut.

Taproot Foundation connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono. Through Taproot’s programs, business professionals deliver marketing, strategy, HR, and IT solutions that organizations need to achieve their missions. Find out how to connect to skilled volunteers here.

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