The Community Foundation is committed to increasing the capacity of the local nonprofit sector. Because of this commitment, we maintain a list of local consultants who are interested in working with nonprofit organizations. If you are a consultant that would like to be added to this list, please submit your information here.

The consultants, vendors, freelancers, and others listed are not sponsored, endorsed, recommended or licensed by the Community Foundation. We encourage organizations to have detailed conversations and explore references before hiring a consultant. We do not take responsibility for the work done by those listed.

Amy Nebons | Blink Events

Strategic event planning + management

Ellen Nelson | Funding Solutions, Inc.

Board Training and Development, Feasibility Studies, Capital Campaign Development and Implementation, Event Planning and Marketing, Executive Recruitment and Coaching, Fundraising Planning, Meeting Facilitation, Organizational Development, Staff Training, Strategic Planning

Sonja Nelson | Sonja Nelson Design

Graphic Design development and consultation, Design marketing tools for brand identity or corporate events: Annual Reports, Brochures, Logos, Business cards, Posters, Trade show banners, Catalogs, Tshirts, etc.

Tim Neugent | The Neugent Group, Inc

Overall Business Development, Strategic Business and Revenue Planning and Execution, Organizational and Team Development, Executive Coaching, Human Resources, Meeting Facilitation, Organizational Development, Staff Development, Staff Training, Strategic Planning

Thomas Newkirk | Newkirk Zwagerman

Des Moines-based law firm representing individuals in matters of discrimination, harassment, Title IX, Civil Rights and equal pay. Diversity & Inclusion consulting around implicit bias training, policy development

Sherry Nielsen | Easter Seals of Iowa

Diversity & Inclusion, specifically in the areas of Disabilities, Accommodation, Assistive Technology; and DiSC

Jackie Norris | SPPG

Advocacy Strategic Planning Board Management Board Development Strategy Development Education Public Policy Stakeholder Engagement

Susan O'Brien | SJ Consulting

Susan O'Brien offers Conference Planning, Meeting Facilitation, Project Management, Exhibit Sales and Operations

Jill Olson | Results Group, LLC

Aligning Employees, Hiring and Retention, Leadership Development, Sales Training, Team Building, Assessments, Executive Coaching, Seminar Facilitation, Consultation

Beth Pargulski | Beth Pargulski Design

Graphic Design, Logos, Newsletters, Annual Reports, Brochures, Special Event/Promotional Items, Branding, Exhibits

Kim Peterson | Key Elements Consulting

Organizational development, strategic planning, executive and leadership coaching, project/change management and facilitation, benefits and systems strategies, workforce planning, culture and engagement, assessments, board consultation

Judi A. Pierick, IOM, CAE, CFRE |

Organizational Management, Revenue Enhancement, Marketing and Image Enhancement Strategies and Campaigns, PR/ Media Relations, Public Policy/ Advocacy Campaigns, Fundraising Strategies (grants, events, individual/corporate/foundation solicitations and sponsorships, planned giving)

Kevin Pokorny | Pokorny Consulting

Board Training and Development, Executive Coaching, Human Resources, Meeting Facilitation, Organizational Development, Staff Development, Staff Training, Strategic Planning

Elena Polush | FutureEd Evaluators, LLC

Evaluation; needs assessment; policy analysis; community engagement; facilitation; curriculum and instructional design.

Jackie Pullen | CFO Advantage

Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Technology Planning

Jackie Pullen | CFO Advantage

Accounting and CFO Services, Payroll and Benefits Management, Administrative Services, Insurance and Board Advocacy for Finance

Linnea Rademaker | FutureEd Evaluators, LLC

Santosh Ramakrishnan | Sekos Foundation

Consulting, Policy Writing

Sam Reed | Leap Here, LLC

Leap Here assists your small to midsize business to achieve its growth potential. We will partner you with skilled business consultants to help your leadership focus on creative or growth goals while we address staffing needs and process challenges.

Jeff Reed | Bizlab

Design Thinking, Organizational Design, Organizational Change Facilitation, Consolidation, Merger and Acquisition, Framework Development, Process and Operations Development, Strategic Partnerships, Innovation