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When Hiring a Consultant Makes Sense

  • 02/19/2013
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)
  • Center for Change
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When Hiring a Consultant Makes Sense 

Nonprofits can use consultants effectively but many choose not to even consider hiring a consultant due to a bad experience, cost, or a myriad of other reasons.  This session will cover when hiring a consultant makes sense (and when it doesn't).  We will highlight some key jobs where a consultant can bring expertise and knowledge to your nonprofit and include ideas for on how to use consultants most effectively, including identifying desired outcomes, knowing when to bring them into the process, selection and oversight.

Melissa Auchard Scholz, Scholz Nonprofit Law. Melissa brings over 25 years of practical experience as a lawyer, fundraiser, policymaker, nonprofit employee, and community volunteer to her legal practice. Melissa seeks to use this expertise and perspective to provide high-quality legal and strategic advice in the most cost-effective manner possible. Melissa partners with clients to make daily operations, business transactions, governance, and legal compliance as straightforward as possible. She received her B.A. from Stanford University ('85) and J.D. from UW-Madison ('95). For more information, visit


Crystel Anders, Community Shares of Wisconsin.  Crystel's background includes 30 years of experience in non-profit organizations, 25 years in a management capacity including 20 years as an executive director.  Crystel's expertise is in organizational planning, fund development and effective management strategies for nonprofits.  She has extensive experience with coalition boards and understands the dynamics of change within such organizations.  Her non-profit experience includes domestic violence and sexual assault programs, women's advocacy and social justice.  She holds a BS from Carroll College and an MSSW, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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