Episode 76: The Business of Consulting with Nonprofit Organizations—with Dr. Sonia Daniels
In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Sonia Daniels, PhD, a consultant who helps nonprofit organizations develop their leadership and staff and improve organizational structures and functioning. In this podcast, she shares how she built her business to serve the nonprofit sector and what their unique needs are.
Dr. Sonia Daniels
Dr. Sonia Daniels proves that you can have a thriving business through serving nonprofit organizations. In this podcast, we talk about:
Transitioning into consulting after seeing what the sector needs firsthand
Understanding what’s special about nonprofits and how your approach has to change because of that
Addressing two common challenges that nonprofits face: funding and operations
Recognizing mission drift and getting clients back on track
Creating sustainability for nonprofits
Recognizing the impacts of COVID-19 on nonprofits
Helping nonprofits advance their technology
Having uncomfortable conversations with leaders because now is a time to adjust and shift
Planting seeds for clients through social media
Navigating the negative feelings some nonprofits have about consultants
Structuring services and giving clients the right experiences so they don’t feel like just another customer
Building a business serving nonprofits
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