We are a nonprofit, too. We know what it is like to pursue a mission with passion. We know how hard it can be to fulfill that mission effectively and with integrity. We know the challenges presented by limited capacity and resources. And we bring all of this experience and perspective to our consulting.

We work with nonprofits of all ages, sizes, and missions. We listen deeply to understand your needs before proposing a consulting engagement. We employ proven methodologies and tools. And we tailor our engagements with your budget in mind. In fact, CNPE members qualify for a 25% discount on our consulting services. (Not a CNPE member yet? We can fix that here.)

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Meet the CNPE Consulting Team: CNPE’s consultants are seasoned experts, leaders in the nonprofit community. Whatever your organiza­tional need, they have seen it before, and they have helped other clients meet those needs.

  • Kevin Connelly served as CNPE’s founding director in 1999 and knows the challenges nonprofits face through their entire life cycle, from formation on. His consulting work focuses on strategic planning, board development, and team building. Details.
  • Ed Cortas brings over 20 years of nonprofit experience to his role as CNPE’s Director of Consulting Services. He helps clients with all manner of planning, board develop­ment, and organizational effectiveness. Details.
  • Terry Tolan brings a passion for organizational excellence to her consulting. She helps clients with strategic plan­ning, nonprofit governance and management, organiza­tional assessment, financial management, and strategic communications. Details.
  • Eric Schmall has spent his career in management and consulting for 50 years across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He helps clients with effective board gov­ernance, strategic planning, and how boards and managers can work most effectively together. Details.
To learn more about CNPE’s consulting services or to retain one of our consultants, contact Ed Cortas, our Director of Consulting Services, at ecortas@cnpe.org  or 502-618-5329.