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Nonprofit Management Consulting Services

Traditional strategic plans are static, lengthy, and often fall short when circumstances change. How can you successfully put your nonprofit’s vision into action – even when things don’t go according to plan? Spectrum’s strategic process gives you a playbook to approach daily decision-making intentionally and collaboratively, aligning your mission and resources at every step to maximize community impact.

Spectrum Nonprofit Services’ Promise

  • We promise to help you align and connect impact, people, and finance, so you can identify and fund your most meaningful work.
  • We promise to provide you with flexible strategies that work, even when circumstances change.
  • We promise to partner with you and have the hard conversations every step of the way, strengthening your strategic thinking long after our work together has ended.

Our Expertise

For over 17 years, Spectrum Nonprofit Services has worked with nonprofits to think about strategy differently. Leveraging our team’s experience in nonprofit organizations, management consulting, and in-house roles, our strategy playbooks are a practice – not a plan – that align the impact you want to create with the resources you have to make it happen. Together, we’ll engage in honest, compassionate conversations about your nonprofit. Then, we’ll help you orchestrate your mission, finances, and people to support what you do best: serving your community.

Nonprofit Strategy & Business Models

Maximize and align your organization’s impact and financial viability.

Financial Strategy

Determine the cost of the impact you want to achieve.

Revenue Strategy

Discover the best funding mix to turn your vision into reality.

Organization & Programmatic Impact

Define your purpose and devise strategies to accomplish it.

Board Governance

Build a culture of trust, accountability, and strategic thinking that helps move your organization forward.

Strategy Implementation & Operations

Get support to implement your strategy, achieve your organizational goals, and drive results.

The business plan and financial analysis tools have given us a framework and the capacity to evaluate ongoing direction and new initiatives in a thoughtful way. With each new initiative, we are asking the question, ‘How does this fulfill our mission impact and the direction of the business plan?’

Dawn StringfieldExecutive Director, Mercy Conference and Retreat Center

You have to create space to work on strategy. It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. Having these touch points with Spectrum allows us to focus on our strategy and implementation.

Angie MoelleringPresident & CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana

Not only did Spectrum have the capacity to connect these concepts for the organization, but they also led the process in a thoughtful, integrated way that allowed all constituent voices to be part of the final decision-making.

Linda EdelsteinCEO, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)

As a result of the Matrix Map and the high profitability and mission impact of our childcare services, the board decided to fundraise and transform vacant space into a new childcare center! I don’t know if this would have been decided had it not been for the Matrix Map.

Phase II ParicipantYWCA
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Nonprofit Resources

Actionable advice that your nonprofit can implement right away.


The Spectrum Nonprofit Services team’s latest blog posts and books bout nonprofit strategy, sustainability, and more.

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Complimentary templates and guides to use for your internal planning or alongside our nonprofit management consulting services.

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We’re Hiring!

Spectrum Nonprofit Services is looking for an energetic individual to join our team as a Strategy Consultant.

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