Explore Local Consultants

Our directory of Central New York (CNY) based consultants includes a wide array of specializations, expertise, and experience. Please keep in mind that inclusion in this list does not necessary reflect an endorsement from The Gifford Foundation; the list is meant to help organizations who are doing their own research find a consultant that best fits their needs.

To download the full directory in spreadsheet form, please click here.

*An asterisk indicates that the consultant has worked on a Gifford capacity building program and therefore has training in the Nonprofit Lifecycles model. 

If you are a local consultant that would like to be added to our directory, please contact Lindsay McClung at lindsay@giffordfoundation.org.

Calling All Consultants!

We are currently searching for consultants to coach our next Embracing Disruption cohort. The deadline to submit your proposals is July 31, 2024. To be considered, you must have successfully completed the Lifecycles 101 training (the next available training is June 13 & 14). Click the link below to learn more.

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Lisa Newcomb

Company: Thrive in Healing

Phone: (315) 313 – 4024

Areas of Expertise: Organizational development, organizational wellness consulting, and capacity-building within non-profit and community-based organizations.

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Melissa Marrone

Company: Marrone Consulting, LLC

Phone: (315) 491 – 5328

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising/Financial Planning, Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, grant writing, social media, systems change, program development/evaluation

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Demitrius & Arlaina McNeil

Company: Our Glass Consulting, LLC

Phone: (240) 421 – 2605

Areas of Expertise: Leadership/Board Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Leadership Assessment, Employee Fulfillment, Workshop Facilitation, Organizational Change Management, Workplace Culture Development, Speaking Engagements

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Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

Company: Five Oaks Consulting

Phone: (315) 720 – 2135

Areas of Expertise: Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Change Management; Team Coaching; Facilitation, organizational culture change; and virtual and hybrid team leadership.

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Ebony Pengel

Company: Unique Consults

Areas of Expertise: Leadership/Board Development, Facilitation, Team building, Fractional COO

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Terri Colone

Company: Colone Consulting, LLC

Phone: (315) 243-1057

Areas of Expertise: Grantsmanship Consulting, Project Management, Funding Strategies, Grant Writing and Reporting

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Rachel Johnson

Company: Half Hood Half Holistic

Phone: (716) 541 – 4739

Areas of Expertise: Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Middle Management Coaching

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Kelly Ocampo

Company: Salt City Grants

Areas of Expertise: Grant Writing

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Natalie Scavone

Company: OMN Consults

Phone: (315) 440 – 7017

Areas of Expertise: Communications/Web Development, Leadership/Board Development, Curriculum

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Kristin Sheehan

Company: Sheehan Communications

Phone: (646) 421 – 0291

Areas of Expertise: Marketing strategy, digital marketing, media and event production, public relations, multi-media campaigns, design

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Kavon Chatman

Company: PHU Concepts Inc

Phone: (585) 806 – 6082

Areas of Expertise:  Communications/Web Development, Leadership/Board Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Digital Marketing

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Virginia Biesiada

Phone: (315) 415 – 4161

Areas of Expertise:  Human Resources

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Adrianne Morton *

Company: Blue Lotus Consulting LLC

Phone: (315) 877 – 7465

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Grant Proposal Writing

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Andrew Clark

Company: Andrew Clark & Associates

Phone: (315) 412 – 6710

Areas of Expertise: Technology Systems, Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Organizational/cultural transformation.

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Karin Franklin-King *

Company: KFK Consulting

Phone: (315) 676-4424, (315) 420-5563

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, Retreat/Group Meetings Facilitator; Marketing & PR

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Carrie Luber

Company: M3 Placement and Partnership

Phone: (315) 624 – 2230

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Career Coaching, Training, Career Transition, Enhanced Career support, Placement

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Judy Wolf *

Phone: (315) 525 – 5165

Areas of Expertise:  Communications/Web Development, Leadership/Board Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Leadership & Team Coaching; Conflict Resolution; Transitions/Change Management

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Steven Schack *

Company: Clear Blue Associates LLC

Phone: (917) 836 – 8045

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, Capacity Building and Strategic Planning

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Katie Doucette *

Company: The Leading Element

Phone: (315) 382 – 2286

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, Leadership Coaching

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Maria Fibiger *

Company: Three Dog Consulting

Phone: (315) 885 – 6690

Areas of Expertise:  Fundraising/Financial Planning, Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Transition/Succession Planning, Organizational Turnaround/Crisis Management, Organization Mergers & Dissolution

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Jeff Grimshaw *

Company: Jeff Grimshaw Consulting

Phone: (315) 591 – 5515

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Certified Nonprofit Lifecycles Consultant

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Mary Carney

Company: Mary Carney Consulting

Phone: 315-308-1149

Areas of Expertise:  Communications/Web Development, Research, Data Analysis and Visualization, Writing, Training and Technical Assistance, Project Planning, Project Management, Evaluation

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Marissa Saunders *

Company: Essential Conceptions Consulting

Phone: (347) 541-3207

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Program Development

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Marsha Tait

Company: Marsha L. Tait Consulting

Phone: (315) 345 – 8041

Areas of Expertise:  Fundraising/Financial Planning, Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Strategic Planning, Conflict Resolution

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Nancy Smith

Company: NHSmith Consulting

Phone: (315) 952 – 1166

Areas of Expertise:  Strategic positioning, funding, grant development

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Sara Bollinger

Company: SWB Consulting Services

Phone: (315) 447 – 7937

Areas of Expertise:  Fundraising/Financial Planning, Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment

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Kim Smolen

Company: Social Impact Strategies, LLC

Phone: (315) 350-0197

Areas of Expertise: Leadership/Board Development, Program and Fund Development, Culture/Change Management, Communities of Practice, Cross-Sector Design and Impact Models, Team Coaching/Performance Management.

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Gary Livent

Company: BL Consulting

Phone: (315) 952 – 2264

Areas of Expertise:  Fundraising

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Heidi Holtz *

Company: Stillwork Consulting Group LLC

Phone: (315) 559 – 2636

Areas of Expertise:  Communications/Web Development, Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Capacity building, leadership coaching,

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Patty Weisse *

Company: Patty Weisse Consulting

Phone: (315) 935 – 6003

Areas of Expertise:  Fundraising/Financial Planning, Leadership/Board Development, Impact Assessment, Optimizing earned revenues

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Jon Zella

Phone: (631) 935-2632

Areas of Expertise:  Communications/Web Development, Digital Marketing, Fundraising

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Jeff Bastable

Company: B + L Consulting

Phone: (315) 263 – 8554

Areas of Expertise:  Fundraising

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Cynthia O'Connor *

Company: Apter & O’Connor Associates, Inc.

Phone: (315) 427 – 5747

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, Capacity Building, Needs Assessments, Evaluation and Impact Assessments.

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Mark Britz *

Company: SXD Solutions

Phone: (315) 552 – 0538

Areas of Expertise:  Technology Systems, Communications/Web Development, Impact Assessment, Knowledge Management, Training and Development.

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Connie Whitton

Company: Whitton Consulting Group, LLC

Phone: (315) 882 – 8497

Areas of Expertise:  Leadership/Board Development, executive coaching and career development.

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