Nonprofit Consultants/Vendors

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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, 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: 28

Principle services: Full service fundraising consulting and executive search firm serving nonprofits throughout the southeast since 1984.

Local nonprofits served: After Gateway, Partners Ending Homelessness, YMCA of Greensboro, NC A&T State University, Wake Forest University, NC Humanities Council, Samaritan Ministries, The Children’s Home, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Arc of Davidson County, YMCA of Greater High Point.

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.
Core Path Solutions, LLC

Lucinda Brogden, Doug Easterling
717 S. Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Principle services: Core Path Solutions is a consulting firm specializing in planning and evaluation for nonprofits, local government agencies, and foundations. Principal partners are Lucinda Brogden and Doug Easterling
Creative Growth

Dothula Baron
PO Box 773 Winston-Salem, NC 27102

Number of years in business: 33

Principle services: Dothula has taught classes and presented workshops in communication, esteem-building, decision-making, life coping, job seeking, team building, conflict resolution, leadership development, diversity, bias awareness, and grants writing. She also facilitates sessions in strategic planning, board and staff development, coaching, problem solving, and fund development, Dothula has a graduate degree in Conflict Resolution/Mediation.

Local nonprofits served: Prior to leaving Winston-Salem in 1990, local nonprofit work included United Way of Forsyth County, Urban Arts of the Winston-Salem Arts Council, and Women in the Work Force (High Point). Having just recently moved back to North Carolina, work has been with Boston-Thurmond Community Engagement Roundtable, TESS (Princeton), Next Level (Durham), Paisley Alumni Association, St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Sticks & Stones Construction, and Ujima. Most of my work has taken place in other parts of the country; i.e. Appalachian Peace Education Center, Blacks and Browns United, Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, National Indian Education Association, MBA, MyFACE, National Organizers Alliance, REACH, Richmond Peace Education Center, Rural Schools and Communities Trust, Richmond Urban Partnership for Educational Success, Roadmap, Somalian Action Alliance, Study Circles, Southern Echo, and Windcall.
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
1804 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27605

Number of years in business: 30

Principle services: strategic planning. Elinvar conducts searches for nonprofit leaders, develops boards, facilitates board retreats, conducts, organization assessments and team development sessions, and provides all aspects of consulting to support the successful leadership transition for the ED or CEO of a nonprofit.

Local nonprofits served: Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Danville Regional Foundation, Greensboro Urban Ministries, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, NC Network of Grantmakers.
End Roads Planning

Anne Tambling
2856 Wesleyan Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Principle services: visioning, strategic planning, business plan creation,
design thinking (including architectural programming, schematic design and space planning,)
program development,
fund procurement strategy development,
collaboration development
Flex Pay Business Services

Donna Smith
723 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Number years in business: 15

Principle services: payroll services, time clocks, FLSA administration.

Local nonprofits served: Smart Start of Forsyth County, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Hospice of Forsyth County, Forsyth Futures, Bethesda Center for the Homeless, Senior Services.

Teri Beckman or
Paula McCoy
732 Ninth Street, #574
Durham, NC

Number of year in business: 6

Principle services:
HIGOL helps nonprofit organizations grow revenue and impact taking a holistic yet precise approach to organizational development. Typically, income increases by 50% or more within a 12-month period of engaging with us. We assist with board engagement, leadership development at the team and CEO levels as well as with Strategic Action Planning. This propriety process unifies the board and staff around the future of the organization and how to get there with strategic goals and timeframes to accomplish it. The process increases the capacity of both the board and staff to grow the organization to the next level. No more boring strategic plans that are outdated before they get to the printer! Please contact us for a sixty-minute Capabilities Briefing to learn the five specific times leaders contact us and to share with us your future dreams!

Local nonprofits served:Triangle Land Conservancy, Bridge II Sports, Rise Against Hunger, Play Works, Durham Partnership for Children (with the exception of Goler CDC these are in Durham or Wake County, we are just starting to work in this region)
Holly Marion Consulting LLC

Holly Marion
315 N. Spruce Street, Suite 299E
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Number of year in business: 1

Principle services: fundraising, with more than 25 years’ experience in advancement at higher education and non-profit organizations. Services include increasing your donor base, building infra-structure, developing protocol, training new deans or officers in the fine art of fundraising, capital and endowment campaigns, building successful annual, planned and major gifts programs, and revamping marketing and communications strategies for a variety of institutions.

Local nonprofits served: Senior Services, Wake Forest University School of Law, UNC School of the Arts, Financial Pathways of the Piedmont.
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.
Logemann and Company, PA

Martha Logemann
1514 Cloverdale Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Amy Justice
328 N. Spring Street,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Number of years in business: 7

Principle services: full service accounting/bookkeeping, fund accounting software, payroll/time and attendance, human resources, event management transitional services, board development, planning services, assessment services, leadership support services

Local nonprofits served: Forsyth Futures, Forsyth Humane Society, Cobblestone
Farmers Market, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Authoring Action, Carolina Christian College, Camel City Jazz Orchestra, Delta Arts Center, NC Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Wake Forest Baptist Church, Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts, MIXXER, Community Care Center, Helen Simoneau Danse, New Winston Museum, Carolina Music Ways, Winston-Salem Urban League, a/perture, Bethlehem Community Care Center, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, United Way, Family Services, Horizons Residential Care Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Forsyth County, Center for Smart Financial Choices, Forever is Tomorrow Foundation, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, The Enrichment Center
Pam Barnhardt Consulting

Pam Barnhardt
4791 Forest Oak Drive
Greensboro, NC 27406

Number of years in business: 20

Principle services: Expertise and experience in strategic planning, development/fundraising, non-profit management and higher education administration

Local nonprofits served:Chuck Kraft, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House, Winston-Salem
Brett Byerly, Executive Director, Greensboro Housing Coalition
Marion Venable, Executive Director, Surry Community College Foundation, Dobson

Adriana Granados
1001 Brookmeade Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Number of years in business: 3

Principle services: Fundraising. PixGift is an image-based platform to conduct online fundraising campaigns in order to increase effectiveness and efficiency to reach better results, build a culture of engagement in a young generation of donors, and empower young volunteers to start a peer-to-peer campaign through special initiatives.

Local nonprofits served: Habitat for Humanity
Results Craft, LLC

J. Nelson-Weaver, DrPH
PO Box 21322
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1322

Number of years in business: 2

Principle services: Evaluation and organizational learning. Results Craft helps organizations achieve results. We build your capacity to learn, improve, and contribute to community impact. The Results Craft team brings over 20 years of experience in evaluation, organizational learning, custom-designing measurement and evaluation systems, and facilitating Continuous Quality Improvement.
Member, American Evaluators Association

Local nonprofits served: Forsyth County Department of Public Health, The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem, Love Out Loud, ABC of NC Child Development Center, The Centers for Exceptional Children, Forsyth Education Partnership, Piedmont Triad Regional Council, IFB Solutions
Scruggs Leadership, LLC,

David Scruggs
402 Carolina Circle
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Number of years in business:

Principle services: Individual leadership coaching, targeted leadership skills training, leadership team/board development, strategic planning facilitation.

Local nonprofits served: Allegacy Credit Union, Arts Based School of Winston-Salem, Family Services of Davidson County, Financial Pathways of the Piedmont, Humane Society of Forsyth County, Imprints Cares, Leadership Winston-Salem, Mixxer of Forsyth County, Piedmont Environmental Alliance, United Way of Forsyth County, Wake Forest Baptist Hospital
Security Underwriters Insurance

Steve Viola
6380 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 27023
Number of years in business: 37

Principle services: Security Underwriters, Inc., founded in 1981, is an independent insurance agency with a passion and expertise in the non-profit sector. They understand the unique risks that non-profit organizations face and offer a full complement of coverages and programs specifically tailored for non-profits.

Local nonprofits served: Room at the Inn, Freedom House, Hannah's Haven, Birthright of Winston-Salem
The Aycock Group

Chris Aycock
3223 Merriman Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
919 880 4704

Principle services: The The Aycock Group facilitates strategic planning, Board Retreats, Board development, training, and coaching and other strategic level projects for nonprofits and governments and also leads community-wide strategic collective impact projects with multiple stakeholders including nonprofit, business, education, and government leaders. We serve all of North Carolina, nonprofits across the state.

Local nonprofits served: The Arc of NC, Ashe Services for Aging
The Engaging Educator

Jen Brown
525 Vine Street STE 210
Winston Salem, NC 27101

Principle services: The Engaging Educator provides classes, programs and workshops that polish presentation skills, increase storytelling abilities and enhance communication, initiative and flexibility through improv-based continuing education.
Classes in: Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
Communication Skills – Listening, Leadership, Initiative
Storytelling – Mission building, Public Speaking, Audience-based Storytelling

Local nonprofits served: Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC, The Arts Council of Winston Salem, The Enrichment Center, Swerve, Arts For Life, Reynolda House, iCan House, ABC of NC
The INS Group

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

Number of years in business: 21

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

The Phoenix Company

Gordon Skeeters
1396 Westgate Center Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Number of years in business: 83

Principle services: The Phoenix Company was founded in Winston-Salem in 1932 and is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the area, focusing on personalized advice and active, meaningful risk management for our clients. In addition to general insurance matters, The Phoenix Company offers program designed especially for nonprofits, including general liability, professional liability, sexual abuse and molestation defense, coverage, volunteers covered as Insureds, automobile, workers compensation, and umbrella liability.
The Russell Agency, Inc.

Betsy Hamilton
720 W. Fifth Street, Suite A
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Number of years in business: 38

Principle services: marketing, advertising, and design

Local nonprofits served: Family Services, Senior Services, Goodwill Industries of NWNC, Piedmont Craftsmen
Third Sector Consulting

Laura Rhodes, CFRE, CGW
PO Box 8015
Asheville, NC 28814

Number of years in business: 10

Principle services: Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, fundraising consultant, speaker, and trainer. She's raised millions of dollars for nonprofits via grant writing, fundraising planning, donor appeals, and customized trainings. She is the author of LetsTalkNonprofit.blog. Laura can help you find more funders, win more grants and raise more money for your nonprofit.

Local nonprofits served: HandsOn NWNC, Center for Smart Financial Choices, IFB Solutions, Salem Band, The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem MIXXER, Reading Connections, Triad Local First
Third Space Studio

Meredith Emmett
1301 Alabama Avenue
Durham, NC 27705

Principle services: Designing and creating to craft a concrete product and to build the capacity of people to discover and implement new ideas. Services include Nonprofit Leadership Academy, Equipping Staff with New Skills, Articulating a Strategic Framework, Crafting a Fundraising Strategy and Plan, Coaching Leaders for Success, and Researching Adaptations in the Nonprofit Sector.
Threat Sketch

Rob Arnold
450 Design Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Principle services: Cybersecurity for small businesses and nonprofits. Threat Sketch helps organizations understand cyber risk from the business perspective in a language that everyone understands. Threat Sketch's risk assessment uses cyber crime data to model threat scenarios and determine the financial impact of an attack. This helps companies optimize their cybersecurity budgets by getting insight into how much cyber security investments can reduce risk.
UNO Translations and Communications

Guillermo Toruno
353 Jonestown Road, #300
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Number of years in business: 18

Principle services: marketing. UNO Translations and Communications is a language service provider offering professional translation and interpretation in over 150 languages. We make sure you can connect with your stakeholders no matter what language they speak.

Local nonprofits served: Hispanic League
Why People Click

Rob Ainbinder
PO Box 4695,
Asheboro, NC 27204

Number of years in business: 5

Principle services: We provide Marketing Strategy, Google Ad Grant management & training. Google Analytics setup and Analysis. Programmatic Ad buying (reverse IP targeting, retargeting, categorical, OTT) , Facebook Ads, & Web Design, to help you reach your donor and tell your story.

Local nonprofits served: Second Harvest Food Bank NWNC, SECU Family House
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