Consultants

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.

John Stein, MBA | Stein's Way Consulting Group

Intentional Project Management, The Lost Art of Listening, Dialogues on Diversity, Principles of Productivity, Story Brand Marketing, leadership assessments, executive coaching, business turnarounds and strategy, organizational sustainability

Kim Stewart | Athena Coaching & Consulting

Board Development Executive Coaching Strategic Planning Board Management Establishing an Annual Campaign

Beth Stokes | CFO Systems, LLC

Preparation of Financial Statements and business plans, manage budgeting and forecasting, review accounting processes, update procedures, manage cashflow, Plan cost allocations

Paul J. Strawhecker, MPA, ACFRE | Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc.

Philanthropic Planning/Feasibility Studies, Capital/Endowment Campaigns, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Development Assessment and Plans, Annual Giving, Funding Source Searches, Grant Writing, Prospect Research, Public Relations and Marketing, Strategic Planning, Board Development, Coaching/Training in a variety of areas

Ariane Sundean | Inspired Vision

Graphic design and visual communications: annual reports, strategic plans, white papers, brochures, event and training materials, presentation templates, newsletters, mailings, style guides, signage, and more

Nikki Syverson | Isaacson-Syverson Consulting

Comprehensive fund development, feasibility studies, capital campaign implementation, strategic planning and board development.

Johnne Syverson, CFP, AEP, CAP | Charitable Giving Resource Center

" Outsourcing for Planned Gift Implementation for nonprofits of all sizes: Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Trusts, Pooled Income Funds, liquid gift conversion to cash.

Andy TeBockhorst | Headlight Strategies, LLC

As the former Chief Strategic Communications Officer for United Way, I bring years of experience in marketing strategy, media engagement, strategic communications, digital and inbound marketing, event marketing, video production, graphic design, and more to help you connect with donors and partners.

Deborah Thompson | DHT Consulting and Training

A government affairs and public policy communications specialist, that specializes in making the legislative process navigable. Want to get involved but don't know how? I'm your solution to understanding advocacy! Let's chat about your specific needs!

Tyler Timko, CFRE, MBA | EDEN+

Partnering with non-profits to achieve fundraising goals and provide hands-on help. Services include Feasibility Studies, Capital Campaigns, Development Assessments, Board Training, Annual Funds, Planned Giving, Volunteer Management, Data Analytics and Analysis, Stewardship, Prospect Research.

Kathryn Towner | WinCommunications

Email Marketing, WordPress Websites, Social Media

Dr. Beth Triplett | Leadership Dots

Nonprofit leadership consulting with a specialty in supervision, especially for those with new supervisory responsibilities and those supervising Millennials or Gen Z.

Stephanie Underwood | NFP Partners

NFP Partners is a team of accounting professionals dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions through strong financial management. We accomplish this by providing outsourced nonprofit accounting services, great technology, and super responsive support. As CPAs, nonprofit board members, and former outside auditors and nonprofit CFOs, NFP Partners offers more than just accounting software. Realizing that ‘one size does not fit all’ and that software is one piece of the solution, we take a holistic approach to our services which include software consulting, training and implementation, total operation and management of the finance function, higher-level CFO support, and more.

Joe Van Haecke | Inspire Me Mr V

Using applied improvisation, I inspire teams and groups to take risks, accept failure as a path to success, be present, and improve communication skills.

Valerie Van Kooten, GPC | Van Kooten Grant Consulting

Grantwriting: federal, state, corporate, foundation; grant readiness; grant research; grant training

Lori Vande Krol | Life Made Simple LLC

Productivity Consulting & Training. I work with individuals, teams and businesses to better manage their time, space and information. This includes paper, digital, email, workflows, goals and planning.

Molly Varangkounh | CFO Systems

We have extensive experience leading the financial affairs of organizations of all sizes. Our clients rely on the CFO Systems professionals to be part of their executive team while providing strategic, financial leadership, which includes supporting current CFOs at times when additional expertise is needed. We also offer leadership in the accounting and administrative departments, lender, or auditor relations, and sourcing of external experts, including attorneys, benefits advisors, etc.

Mike Wagner | White Rabbit Group

Forming Leaders who Connect, Response Ready Communication Training, Change Management, Brand Building Strategy, Board Training and Development, Executive Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, Organizational Development, Staff Development and Training.

Mackenzie Walters | StoryStruck Marketing

StoryStruck Marketing digs into your nonprofit's story and discover how to tell it well. We apply journalism techniques - including interviews with customers - to develop your marketing strategy. Marketing Strategy, Marketing Plan, Social Media Plan, Branding, Websites, Newsletters, Brochures, Sell Sheets, Testimonials, Social Media.

Kim Waltman | fullCIRCLE creative + coaching

Marketing | Communications + Iowa's only certified horse-guided coach.