Consulting 101: A Nonprofit's Guide to Hiring Outside Help

02/23/2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET




Consulting 101: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Hiring Outside Help
Thursday, February 23 | 1:00 PM– 2:00 PM | Webinar

Presented by: Stephanie Cory, Consultant

Offered in Partnership with: Stephanie Cory

Nonprofits often need assistance beyond the capability of current staff. Whether it’s help with fundraising, board governance, strategic planning, or program evaluation, a critical question is do you hire a consultant or do you expand your in-house staffing abilities? This webinar will help you answer that and more!


In this session, nonprofit consultant and member of PANO’s Consultant Collaborative Stephanie Cory will provide tips for finding the best fit for your needs, help you determine your project scope, and share where you can find prospective partners. We’ll also cover alternative selection methods to a formal RFP process, what criteria to consider when engaging a consultant or contractor, and how to manage expectations along the way (both your expectations and those of prospective consultants/contractors).


At the end of our time together, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between employees, contractors, and consultants
  • Develop a scope of work for projects
  • List sources for identifying finding consultants and contractors


Let us help you find the help you need in 2023!



Single Login Cost:
$30 per person for PANO Members | $66 per person for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
Your purchase entitles you to a single login. Please do not share the login information with others, as it may interfere with your ability to join. If multiple individuals from your organization would like to view the webinar, please purchase separate tickets for each person or consider a group screening ticket (below).


Group Screening Cost (4-10 individuals):
$100 per group for PANO Members | $222 per group for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
If you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar, please have one person register selecting the group ticket. You can then enter the names and email addresses of up to 9 other individuals to add to your group ticket.


This option makes the most sense when you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar. For fewer than 4 attendees, a single login ticket for each person is the most cost-effective option. For more than 10 attendees, please email Christina at to discuss options.


Materials & Login/Call-In Instructions:

Materials (PowerPoint and other handouts), along with instructions on how to login and call-in, will be emailed to attendees a few days prior to the date of the webinar. PANO uses Zoom as our webinar platform; you can familiarize yourself with Zoom and/or join a test meeting prior to these sessions.


Can’t attend? All webinar registrants will receive a recording of the webinar following the live session!

About the Facilitator:


Stephanie Cory, Principal, Stephanie Cory Consulting

Stephanie has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector 2003. She has served as an executive director as well as held development and program management roles. Stephanie has also consulted for more than 60 organizations helping them build capacity by growing fundraising, strengthening governance, and recruiting talent.


Recognized for her excellence in teaching and facilitation, Stephanie was named a Master Trainer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She is also an adjunct instructor for Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies. Demonstrating her commitment to professional development and model practices, Stephanie is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant, and Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.

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