Monthly Archives: March 2012

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What’s New in Nonprofit Consulting? Everything.

Consulting for philanthropic groups bears little resemblance to what it was a decade or two ago, when the field was dominated by large firms and most consultants focused on basic fundraising. These days, the work is broader, more specialized, and more strategic. And in many ways, it offers greater flexibility—and broader appeal—than ever before. Here’s how:

  • Greater specialization: Information technology, social marketing, globalization, donor-directed philanthropic advisers, and blurring of the…
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Hard Economic Times Haven’t Dampened the Appeal of Nonprofit Consulting

The allure of corporate consulting may be on the decline, thanks to changes in the business environment as well as scandals like the indictment of Rajat K. Gupta, a former managing partner for McKinsey & Company, on insider trading.

But consulting for nonprofits is taking a different turn: The number of graduates from top-level business schools entering the nonprofit sector has actually increased. Some  students, disillusioned with questionable ethics in the for-profit world and job instability…