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Nonprofit Strategy & Business Models

Spectrum’s dynamic approach helps your nonprofit’s business model stay relevant for much longer than traditional strategic planning consulting. Preview our methods in two best-selling books co-authored by Spectrum Principal Steve Zimmerman on how to build a more sustainable nonprofit. 

Our Approach

Strategic Planning Consulting Services For Nonprofits

Spectrum Nonprofit’s approach to strategic direction for nonprofits is different: Unlike rigid plans that don’t account for evolving circumstances and nonprofit business models, we help you craft an adaptive strategy that can stand up to big internal and external changes. Whether it’s a crisis like COVID-19 or a change in constituent needs, Spectrum Nonprofit provides strategic planning consulting services for nonprofits that help organization leaders navigate what’s next.


Spectrum Nonprofit Services will collaborate with you to consider how your people, finances, and purpose all work together in service of your mission.


Our strategic systems provide you and your team with a roadmap, while also equipping you with the tools to change course along the way, empowering you to implement modifications when the world evolves.


Everyone on our team has worked in in-house nonprofit roles to solve the precise problems you’re facing, bringing insight and support every step of the way.

Our Services

Spectrum Nonprofit’s expertise is customizable based on your organization’s needs and your project scale. We can work with you on one or a number of these services as needed.


Spectrum Nonprofit partners with your organization to develop a tailored 1-on-1 consulting process that works with your organization’s leaders and board to chart a path forward. Over the course of our engagement, we’ll work together with a core team of your senior leaders and board members to address your organization’s challenges and chart a path forward.


Spectrum Nonprofit guides groups of nonprofits in an intensive multi-month series that provides organizations with practical tools and actionable goals. Through a combination of webinars, direct one-on-one coaching, and peer conversations, participating organizations gain an in-depth understanding of a chosen topic, from building a sustainable fiscal strategy to reimagining your strategy entirely. This solution is ideal for those capacity building organizations that wish to touch multiple organizations.

Implementation Coaching

For organizations who have completed a consulting project with Spectrum Nonprofit, we provide one-on-one mentorship to implement your strategy and drive results.


Spectrum Nonprofit teaches your team about a topic of your choice and supplies the tools and resources for continued learning long after our training ends. Taught in one session or as a series, our training provides your team with a foundational understanding of topics ranging from the fundamentals of nonprofit finance to an introduction to the nonprofit business model.

Client Successes

Read how Spectrum Nonprofit Services’ approach to strategy consulting and nonprofit business models strengthened the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s (MYSO) financial health, while identifying new opportunities to expand its reach and mission impact.

Read the Case Study