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Why RFPs Waste Time: Choose a Better Approach to Finding a Great Consultant Part II

Last year I posted a blog about why I consider the RFP process for hiring consultants to be a waste of time and resources, for foundations and consultants alike. This week, read about 5 better ways to find quality consulting help. Before you send out another RFP to retain a consultant, consider these alternatives: Continuously source and build relationships with consultants. Don’t wait until you desperately need a consultant to start looking for one. Ask peer foundations to share their experiences. Create a shared list of consultants who have delivered pleasing results. Ask a consultant or two to help you brainstorm ideas in the early stages in exchange for lunch. Ask colleagues, including consultants, for referrals. Word of mouth truly is … Continue reading Why RFPs Waste Time: Choose a Better Approach to Finding a Great Consultant Part II

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Job Opening – Project Director at National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

I serve as the Chair of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG) and we are currently seeking a new Project Director. In this part-time position, the project director will work with a dedicated group of volunteer members and a virtual office staff to: Expand the visibility and use of our Directory of Consultants as a vital resource to grantmakers Achieve organizational growth by increasing membership, creating business partnerships and successful grant funding Assist the professional consultant members in developing thought leadership via programs and networking Work with a part-time administrative team (contracted firm) to manage routine financial processing and routine communications For more information and to apply, please view the complete job description. Share

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