Nonprofit Consultants/Vendors

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Perry Clark
8017 North Point Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC  27106

Number years in business: 35

Principle services: Turn-key provider of any marketing and printing related projects including direct mail, design, signage, promotional products and apparel.

Local nonprofits served: Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, Trellis, YMCA Northwest NC, Winston-Salem Symphony, Arbor Acres, Senior Services, Ronald McDonald House of Piedmont NC, Kaleideum, Crosby Scholars, Imprints, Centers for Exceptional Children, Victory Junction, HandsOn NWNC to name a few


Bearlight Marketing Solutions

Luke Wulsin
105 Tabor St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Number years in business: 1

Principle services: Marketing, Website Design, Content Creation, Brand Strategy

Local nonprofits served: The Enrichment Center


Blue Moon Benefits Group, Inc.

Michael York
3540 Clemmons Road,
Suite 118, Clemmons, NC 27012

Number years in business: 19

Principle services: We are an independent health insurance agency specializing in individual health plans, Medicare health plans and small employer group benefits.

Local nonprofits served: HandsOn NWNC


Capability Company

Sherry Heuser
8300 Clarks Branch Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613

Number years in business: 15+

Principle services: Capability Company provides consultation and support to nonprofit organizations to help them hire the best team members to meet their needs and fulfill their mission.

Local nonprofits served: Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, City with Dwellings, Family Services Inc., Forsyth Humane Society, Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve, Smart Start of Forsyth County, other statewide organizations serving the northwest North Carolina region

Cap Dev

Allan Burrows
915 W. 4th St., Suite 101
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Number of years in business: 37

Principle services: Trusted advisors in philanthropy and executive search, serving nonprofit communities throughout the southeast since 1984.

Local nonprofits served: Salem Academy and College, YMCA of Greensboro, YWCA High Point, NC A&T State University, Wake Forest University, Samaritan Ministries, Crossnore/The Children’s Home, Bookmarks, Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries ,Sawtooth School for Visual Art, SECU Family House, and many more.




Jason Clubb
210 W. Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Number of years in business: 1

Principle services:  CURRENT is a modern flexible workspace located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem at 210 W. Fourth Street, designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s creative, efficient, and entrepreneurial workforce. We offer flexible office and meeting space at affordable prices by the hour, day, or month

Local nonprofits served: Spring Theatre

EDIFY Background Screening

Chas Scott
PO Box 35141
Greensboro, NC 27425

Number of years in business: 10+

Principle services: Background screening, social security validation, address history search, E-Verify search, electronic form I-9, I-9 electronic capture


Patti Gillenwater
4040 Ivy Bluff Trail
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Number years in business: 34

Principle Services: My firm conducts senior leadership searches for nonprofits, board development and strategic planning.

Local nonprofits served: Greensboro Urban Ministries, Guilford County Partnership for Children and Authora Care Collective


Teri Beckman
732 Ninth Street, #574
Durham, NC 27705

Number of years in business: 8

Principle services: Strategic Planning. HIGOL helps nonprofit leaders align their vision, team, board, financial resources and strategy to create organizations that have significant impact and generate the revenue needed to sustain their work. Each engagement is tailored to the needs of the organization at that moment. Our tool box includes consulting, coaching and training.

Local nonprofits served: YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods


JB Pudlo Consulting

Jean Pudlo
203 Kemp Rd. W
Greensboro, NC 27410

Number of years in business: 18

Principle services: Seasoned professional with strength in organizational development for nonprofits. Experience in start -ups (Reading Connections, HandyCapable Network, Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc.); Organizational assessments and development; Fundraising Planning; Program Development; Strategic Planning and other aspects of building a stronger organization. Experienced Interim Executive Director. Also facilitated multi organization, collaborative, planning processes.

Local nonprofits served: Examples in the Triad area Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessments: Hands-On NWNC, Financial Pathways of the Piedmont, Greensboro Farmers Market, Preservation Greensboro, SECU Family House. Interim Executive Director: YWCA Greensboro, NC School Based Health Alliance, Reading Connections. Start-ups: Reading Connections, HandyCapable Network, Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. Collaborative, Inter-organizational Planning: Voices, Choices Health Access and Financial Stability (UWGG); NC Rural Center, Small Town Economic Prosperity program


Joanna Kelly

Joanna Kelly
2800 Regency Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106


Number years in business: 2

Principle services: Experienced with a unique combination of knowledge and skills in grant writing, data analysis, research, adult learning and development, community engagement, conflict analysis, human resources, finance and substance abuse treatment and education. Since 2020, organizations newer to grant writing seem to find me. I provide assistance with evaluations, budgets, mission statements, data analysis/collection, and logic models. Background includes work in nonprofits, small business and corporate America in NC, NY, DC, VA and Eastern Europe.

Local nonprofits served: Triad Restorative Justice, New Story Church/New Stories Group, Spring Theatre, Into the Wild Adventure Recovery, A Bed and A Book


Karl Yena

Karl Yena
184 Mallard Glen Circle
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Number years in business: 15+

Principle services: Board development and assessment, strategic planning, staff development, coaching, business planning, organization analysis and structure, executive search processes, mediation/facilitation, human resource policies.

Local nonprofits served: Consumer Credit Counseling, Second Harvest Food Bank, Komen Affiliates, Forsyth Medical Center, WFUBMC, Winston-Salem State University, United Way of Forsyth, Hands-On NWNC, Imprints, HHH, Association of Agency Executives, Arts Council, Forsyth County Government, NC Sickle Cell, NC Professional Health Administrators, NC Medical Society


Valerie Threlfall
1784 Casterline Rd.
Oakland, CA 94602

Number years in business: 6

Principle services: Helps nonprofits build client-focused feedback loops that lead to meaningful change.

Local nonprofits served: Book Harvest, Children’s Home of NC, Greensboro Housing Coalition, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Reinvestment Partners.

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Susan May
147 S Cherry Street, Ste 100
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Number years in business: 20+

Principle services: Financial Literacy; Banking; Non-For-Profit Focused

Local nonprofits served: Habitat for Humanity, SECU Family House, River Oaks Community Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Tabor Church, Hospice of Davidson Co., United Way of Davidson Co, The Chamber of Davidson Co., Charity Baptist of Lexington, Old Hickory Council Boy Scouts of America, Inc.

Seeds of Change Consulting

LaShauna Austria
PO Box 2481
Burlington, NC 27216

Number years in business: 3

Principle services: Seeds of Change Consulting possesses a demonstrated record of collaborating with rural communities and both faith-based and secular organizations to address race equity and food justice issues. Building on substantial experience in leadership, management, and administrative roles with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, their consulting focuses on the food system, strategies for supporting the growth of farmers of color, organizational and leadership development, research, evaluation, feasibility studies, facilitation, strategic intentons and a range of services to individuals and organizations seeking to deepen and apply a racial equity analysis to their work and missions. Seeds of Change Consulting has worked with a number of organizations across the country, the State of North Carolina and locally.  Financial Literacy; Banking; Non-For-Profit Focused

Local nonprofits served: Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Alamance County, Alamance Burlington Board of Education Alamance Achieves Little Pink Houses of Hope First Presbyterian Church, Burlington NC, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Foundation, Triangle Land Conservancy, Southern Energy Management Community Empowerment Fund Toxic Free, NC BioSystem Engeneering, Growing Local South Carolina Massachusetts Food System Collaborative


Sterling Volunteers

Jeremy Whitworth
113 S. College Avenue,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Number of years in business:

Principle services: Sterling Volunteers is a background and identity verification service entirely dedicated to nonprofits and volunteers. It offers secure sharing capabilities among a network of millions of vetted volunteers ready to mobilize when opportunities arise to help propel service mission impact. Sterling Volunteers is a division of Sterling, a leading provider of background and identity services, that offers a foundation of trust and safety that spans across industries, professions, and borders. With office locations around the world, Sterling conducts more than 100 million searches annually. Visit Sterling Volunteers online at sterlingvolunteers.com.

Local nonprofits served: Bookmarks, Community Care Center of Forsyth County, Crisis Control Ministry, Guilford College, Leadership Winston-Salem, Triad Restorative Justice, Wake Forest University Office of Civic & Community Engagement


 The INS Group

Ruth Peebles
P.O. Box 20575
Raleigh, NC 27619

Number of years in business: 20+

Principle services: The INS Group is a seasoned consulting firm that helps nonprofits, government agencies, and faith-based institutions create innovative solutions to build their capacity, sustain programs and services, and plan for the future. Since 1999, we have worked with more than 175 agencies and organizations nationwide to provide high-quality consulting, strategy, and training services. Our diverse team has decades of experience in fields including grant writing, marketing, organizational development, public-private partnerships, intergovernmental management, and research. The INS Group provides the following organizational development and capacity building services to nonprofits: strategic planning, fund development planning, organizational assessments, executive coaching, board development and training, grant writing, grant research, resource development audits, project management and community organizing (facilitation, focus groups, public forums). We understand that every organization is unique and tailor our services to best meet the needs of organizations.

Local nonprofits served: International Center of Forsyth Tech, HandsOnNWNC, Hispanic League, Historic Bethabara Park, Triad Local First, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Wilson Insurance Services

Fletcher Wilson
3288 Robinhood Rd. Suite 102,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Number of years in business: 25+

Principle services: Personal insurance: Auto Insurance, Homeowner’s Insurance, Renter’s Insurance, Boat Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance and Disability Insurance.

Commercial insurance: Property Insurance, General Liability Insurance (GL), Worker’s Compensation Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance, Umbrella Liability Insurance, Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), Professional Liability Insurance, Errors & Omissions Liability Insurance (E&O), Directors and Officers Liability Insurance (D&O), Crime Bonds, Surety Bonds, and other Specialty, Excess, or Surplus Lines Insurance needs.

Local nonprofits served: HandsOn NWNC