Consulting in the Social Sector

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Date(s) - 02/08/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Forefront (Formerly Donors Forum)


Realities of Working as a Consultant in the Social Sector

In this panel style conversation we will discuss what it’s like to work as a consultant within the nonprofit sector, both from a gig-based and full-time perspective. We will cover the differences between acting as an advisor and being a staff member ‘on-the-ground’, why it might be less glamorous than you think, and why it’s right career for you. This event will be a partly moderated, and partly open for audience participation.

Goals for this event

-Discuss the differences between the on the ground work and advising roles

-Paths each panelist took to get into consulting, differences between each role

-Answer any questions and conversing about the highs and lows of consulting

The panel will include experienced consultants, including a moderator to facilitate the conversation.

Steve Strang, MPA – Practice Director, Senior Consultant at Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Laurel O’Sullivan, J.D. – Founder and Principal of the Advocacy Collaborative, LLC

Cody McSellers-McCray, MPH – Consultant to Nonprofits and Hospitals/Health Systems & Regional Director, Community Health (Cook County) at Presence Health

Tickets for this event cost $10. We apologize if the price does not appear in your web browser.



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