How to Hire a Nonprofit Consultant with Heather Yandow
Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Heather Yandow. We talked about: What gets in the way of nonprofits hiring consultants successfully. Why an RFP process is often not the best approach to having a great experience with a consultant. The trends we are observing in this time of disruption. Heather Yandow brings more than 20 years of experience as an outreach coordinator, coalition leader, project manager, and fundraiser to Third Space Studio. She helps organizations with strategic planning, board development, change management, leadership development, and going from good to great. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Democracy NC, ncyt: NC’s Network of Young Nonprofit Professionals, and the Beehive Collective (a giving circle). She is also the founder of Nonprofit.ist, an online platform for nonprofits to find the consulting expertise they need. Links: https://www.nonprofit.ist/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatheryandow/ https://www.thirdspacestudio.com/ Sponsored by Grace Social Sector Consulting. http://www.gracesocialsector.com/ Learn about the Effective Online Facilitation, 4 week group coaching program. http://www.gracesocialsector.com/effective-online-facilitation.html
28: 5 Questions to Answer Before Using A Nonprofit Consultant (Heather Yandow)
Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership
028: 5 Questions to Answer Before Using A Nonprofit Consultant (Heather Yandow)SUMMARYAs you move into senior leadership in the nonprofit sector, the opportunity to explore external contractors and consultants will likely present itself. How do you evaluate such an option? What are the factors you should consider before engaging such a resource? These are exactly the questions Heather Yandow and I explore in this episode of the Path. Through her experience founding Nonprofit.ist, she is the perfect person to help you evaluate any type of consultant, whether it be for fundraising, human resources, organizational development, program evaluation or anything else for that matter. Also listen to this episode for practical advice that will help assure your use of a consulting resource is worth the time, energy and budgeted resources you might be willing to commit. ABOUT HEATHERHeather Yandow brings more than 20 years of experience as an outreach coordinator, coalition leader, project manager, and fundraiser for Third Space Studio. She helps organizations with strategic planning, board development, change management, leadership development, and going from good to great. Heather’s most recent nonprofit position was as the Director of Development and Communications with the NC Conservation Network. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Democracy NC, ncyt: NC’s Network of Young Nonprofit Professionals, and the Beehive Collective (a giving circle). Heather holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and is a trained facilitator. EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES* The Pomodoro Technique* Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz' book The Power of Full Engagement* What’s the challenge you want to tackle?* Does everyone agree about the challenge?* When do you want to do the project?* How much money do you have to address the problem?* How much organizational time and energy do you have to address the challenge?* Michael Bungay Stanier's book The Coaching Habit
5 Questions You Need to Answer Before Calling a Nonprofit Consultant - Interview with Heather Yandow
Is now the time for you to seek the help of a consultant? How do you know? What should you do to prepare? Who needs to be on board? In this episode of the pod, Amy interviews Heather Yandow, Nonprofit Consultant and Founder of Nonprofit.ist to find the answers!
Episode 44: Heather Yandow: 5 Questions When Choosing a Consultant
Nonprofit Vision With Gregory Nielsen
Challenges arise for every nonprofit organization, and when they do, you may benefit from the expertise and assistance of a consultant. From facilitating a strategic planning process to inspiring a stagnant Board, consultants can play a valuable role. Heather Yandow, Consultant and Founder of Nonprofit.ist joins Greg to discuss 5 questions that can help prepare nonprofit leaders for fruitful conversations with potential consultant partners.
Heather Yandow, founder of nonprofit.ist, speaks to us about her favorite kind of clients, and mistakes nonprofits should avoid when looking for a consultant. We welcome your questions and feedback via The Nonprofit Snapshot website or the Wellspring Nonprofit Resource website. The Nonprofit SnapCast records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta.
Heather Yandow, founder of nonprofit.ist, speaks to us about her article, "Five Questions To Answer Before You Call A Consultant." She also explains why she's not a fan of all RFP's, and tells us a little about her consulting practice. We welcome your questions and feedback via The Nonprofit Snapshot website or the Wellspring Nonprofit Resource website. The Nonprofit SnapCast records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta.
Help Your Board Prepare for Change with Meredith Emmett and Heather Yandow
Successful Nonprofits Podcast
Change is hard. Change makes us uncomfortable. Change can feel like a loss of what we once knew. But we also know that change is essential for a board and an organization to reach its full potential. As Maya Angelou once said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” We invited Meredith Emmett and Heather Yandow to offer insights from their recent Board Leadership Forum presentation. These two leaders from Third Space Studio share how to create an environment that nurtures new idea, and our conversation included suggestions on monitoring the “heat” of discussion, getting to know your board’s culture, establishing trust, and easing decision-making. Links: Meredith and Heather’s Firm’s website: www.Thirdspacestudio.com Link to Individual Donor Benchmark Project: https://www.thirdspacestudio.com/idbproject/ Follow them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/3rdspacestudio Follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thirdspacestudio *Time Stamped Highlights*** (4:55) How you can help your board prepare for change (5:45) “Holding environment”: The safe space your board needs to facilitate change (8:00) Observing body language to see if your board is engaged (9:00) Meredith gives an example of how disengagement and defensiveness resulted from a conversation that got “too hot” (10:45) Knowing your board’s culture before you propose change (14:46) Effective facilitation tools for small-group discussions (18:00) Modifying your board’s meeting place to fit your board’s understanding of its purpose (20:45) Discussing the nuts and bolts of a good meeting (24:24) Whether to have alcohol and food at meetings (24:59) Why and how to build trust amongst board members (25:22) The pros and cons of having virtual meetings (30:09) Tailoring your board’s decision making process (38:00) Meredith and Heather share the big idea they will incorporate into their work