Running a non-profit is difficult.

Every day, you deal with multiple priorities and challenges. You may be contending with workforce reductions, increased competition for funding, and higher levels of donor scrutiny. You may find it difficult to engage your board in fundraising for your nonprofit. And your staff may lack the expertise to seize funding opportunities. You are consistently expected to do more, but with fewer financial and human resources.

You are faced with some tough decisions.

Fundraising is critical to your nonprofit’s survival, but you may have less time to devote to fundraising. Or you may be new in your role, and lack the expertise or confidence to succeed. If you have an open fundraising position, you may feel rushed to hire quickly, rather than wait to find the ideal candidate. Or worse, you may be unable to afford a permanent hire. You need a solution to help sustain and grow your agency. You wish you could find a way to engage your board, and build their capacity for both effective governance and successful solicitation.

Grantmaking is more difficult than it might appear.

Foundation leaders have twice the pressure: the ongoing demands of fundraising to sustain and grow your endowment, coupled with the challenges of strategic grantmaking. But what if your RFPs generate only mediocre proposal submissions? What if your grantees are in dire need of capacity-building in addition to funding? And how can you increase your impact when your grants management systems and processes are burdensome, labor-intensive, and in need of streamlining?

Finlay Consulting Services can help.

We provide a wide variety of supportive and strategic planning services that will sustain your organization’s future, whether you are engaged in fundraising or grantmaking. Our goal is to enhance your fundraising and grantmaking  abilities, identify areas of untapped potential, formulate a thoughtful plan for sustained  growth, and provide interim support and ongoing coaching and consultation as your organization evolves.

Consultant engagements based on your needs.

We provide customized strategic nonprofit consulting services based on your needs. Our expertise lies in four areas: 1) nonprofit fundraising and philanthropy; 2) nonprofit leadership, including board engagement and governance; 3) strategic planning; and 4) capacity building. With more than 20 years of experience, advanced certifications, and glowing testimonials, you can rest assured that we can help you find a solution to whatever you are currently contending with.

CONTACT US to discuss your needs.

No two clients are alike. Organizations have unique challenges. Sometimes simple problems, sometimes more complex. But rest assured: whatever the issue, we are here to help. Engagements are based on client needs and budget constraints, and can be arranged ad hoc or through a more formal retainer agreement for ongoing needs. Your choice.

It all starts with a no-obligation conversation. We want to hear from you, so take a moment to explore our site to learn about WHO WE ARE, and then give us a call!