What we offer

Transitional & Interim Leadership

Poorly managed transitions can disrupt organizational effectiveness and service quality, and even put a nonprofit out of business. However, nonprofits that receive proper guidance and support use these periods of change as opportunities for growth and improvements. NGA provides:

  • Interim Executive Leadership during periods of planned and unplanned transitions
  • Guidance and support with streamlining general operations, fundraising, financials, HR, and Board development
  • An organizational discovery: an assessment of current performance & identified areas for improvement in a detailed report.
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Fundraising Strategies and Execution

The health of your organization depends on effective fundraising and development. We are fundraising experts who partner with our clients to help them strengthen revenue strategies and develop innovative partnerships, so they can grow to meet the demands of our changing world. NGA provides a unique suite of fundraising services, including:

  • Customized fundraising plans with diverse strategies for donor engagement and key measures for success
  • Event planning and execution (virtual & in-person)
  • Grant strategy, writing, and reporting (foundation & government)
  • Strategic Advisor & counsel for celebrities, influencers, & philanthropists
  • Advancement services, including prospecting research and conducting donor interviews
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Marketing & Branding

Effective marketing, creative communications, and impactful storytelling that lead to online donations and support for your organization. NGA can provide support with:

  • Annual Report Copywriting & Design
  • Branding Guidelines
  • Campaign Copywriting & Design
  • Compelling Case Statements
  • Digital Content Design & AI Marketing Strategies
  • Direct mail appeals and newsletters (virtual and print)
  • Donor Communication Audits & recommendations
  • Website and Collateral Audits & recommendations
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Marketing

Additional services
available upon request:


  • Board assessments, recruitment and development
  • Budget and financial reporting
  • Coaching, mentoring, training, workshops, and retreat facilitator
  • Impact metrics and evaluation
  • Employee engagement and professional development
  • Organizational assessments and strategic planning
  • Program evaluation and management
  • Professional coaching and training
  • Volunteer Program assessments and development
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OUR PROCESS

Because Nonprofit Growth Advisors provides services, as opposed to a product, our advantages are only as strong as our consultants. Aside from ensuring the team is flexible, fast, can provide expert advice, and work on short deadlines;
NGA takes the following steps to support our consulting services:

continuing education

NGA consultants to stay up to date on the latest laws and best practices of nonprofit management.

compliance

NGA provides a compliance checklist and conducts an organizational assessment for new clients.

COLLABORATION

NGA has close relationships with subcontractors who can support in areas such as graphic design, to ensure materials and presentations are always clear and maintain a consistent brand.

theoretical knowledge

NGA brings theoretical knowledge from years of academia as well as practical expertise from nearly two decades of executive leadership in the nonprofit sector.

WORK FROM ANYWHERE

NGA is a virtual company without a lot of overhead costs or strict corporate rules, which saves time, money, and creates a flexible workplace for getting things done.

Our ResultS

After working with NGA, clients will often achieve the following results:

 A stronger organization with more efficient processes

Improved collaboration among board and staff

Greater visibility and community recognition through marketing and branding

Positioning for advocacy

Accelerated growth in fundraising, donor engagement, recognition, and retention

Financial accountability

Meaningful partnerships with corporations and like-minded organizations

  •  A stronger organization with more efficient processes
  • Improved collaboration among board and staff
  • Greater visibility and community recognition through marketing and branding
  • Positioning for advocacy
  • Accelerated growth in fundraising, donor engagement, recognition, and retention
  • Financial accountability
  • Meaningful partnerships with corporations and like-minded organizations

ADDITIONAL SERVICES UPON REQUEST

NGA takes the following steps to support consulting services:

Board assessments, recruitment and development
Budget and financial reporting
Coaching, mentoring, training, workshops, and retreat facilitator
Impact metrics and evaluation
Employee engagement and professional development
Organizational assessments and strategic planning
Program evaluation and management
Volunteer Program assessments and development

WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY!

Melissa guided me and the other SPY volunteers in planning several of my past birthday fundraisers at no cost to the organization or any of us. We got everything donated, including the venue, food, and refreshments. One year, Weezer's River Cuomo and the cast of Orange Is The New Black came out to celebrate and another time, Comedian Whitney Cummings co-hosted the event and pop star Sia attended, which brought even more attention and awareness to the issue of youth homelessness in LA and helped us raise more than $10,000 for Safe Place for Youth. Since then, I've continued to raise funds and awareness for multiple causes, and I understand how to actually support these causes and leverage my network in a meaningful way.

Jared Lipscomb
Celebrity Makeup Artist, Activist, and Volunteer

What our partners say!

Melissa from NGA came on board as a consultant with LAMP Community (now The People Concern) when the programs were expanding, and the fundraising, comms, and marketing were falling behind. She quickly identified areas with the most growth potential and dove right in. Her efforts helped elevate story-telling, develop content marketing strategies, and greatly improved records management-- all with measurable results; including historic records of online giving and engaging in-person fundraising events. She set the future development team up for success.

Beth Strom
(former) Marketing and Communications Officer, The People Concern

What our partners say!

Melissa came into our lives when Food on Foot was in a critical situation, with our Board of Directors trying to create a succession plan with a reluctant founder.  She was hired as an Interim Executive Director, and she steered our ship through some pretty treacherous waters.  We were all impressed and grateful for the breadth of skills she displayed with the staff, the board, our donors, and our clients.  She conducted an organizational analysis that led to a solid restructuring and reduced annual operating expenses.  She deeply cares about helping the population we serve (the unhoused and food insecure of Hollywood) and aside from keeping us steady, she brought new ideas for our programs and is gifted at thinking outside the box.  We’ve just begun our Year-End Appeal, and Melissa has already come up with new perspectives on fundraising that are in keeping with our culture.

Tess Ayers
Board Chair at Food on Foot
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