C3 is a new partnership between the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) at Hodges University and the Community Foundation of Collier County. The partnership is designed to help you build your organization’s capacity and benefit from local nonprofit experts in the field. The Community Foundation of Collier County provides grants for nonprofits to receive a short-term consultation in the areas of strategic planning, governance (board), and management and operations (fundraising, human resources, etc.). The CNE at Hodges University approves and updates the C3 Consultant profiles through an application process.
If approved, the nonprofit will receive a $2,500 grant to be matched with $1,000 from the applicant. The total of $3,500 will be paid to engage a C3 Consultant upon agreement of a Scope of Work between the nonprofit and the consultant. Board members are encouraged to be fully engaged in the consultation.
To apply for a C3 Consultant grant, the nonprofit organization should:
For more information, please visit www.cfcollier.org/grants.
Grants are determined within 30 – 45 days.
Elisabeth (Libby) Anderson - Talent Force Solutions firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 285-4777 HR, Management, Leadership Libby Anderson, M.S., SPHR, president of Talent Force Solutions, provides human resource consulting, customized training and development, and leadership and management coaching/training. Libby's mission is to provide immediate and tangible outcomes by focusing on results and relationships.
Mary Ellen Barrett - ME Barrett Consulting email@example.com (239) 777-1910 Strategic Planning, Board Governance, HR, Marketing, Grant Writing, Volunteer ManagementMary Ellen Barrett recently retired as the director of the Grant Program and Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) at the Community Foundation. She has been an administrator for a behavioral medicine hospital, a CEO of a nonprofit serving children and families, and a director of an international training organization. Having a master’s degree in counseling psychology, she has trained and consulted with nonprofits, schools, governmental entities and foundations for more than 30 years.
Jeanne Bolds - Bold Solutions firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 734-0358 IT, Technology, Marketing, Website Jeanne Bolds created Bold Solutions to help nonprofit leaders skillfully and confidently use technology to fulfill their mission. To this end, Jeanne brings more than 40 years’ experience as a nonprofit agency administrator and volunteer board member. For 10 years, she has developed and implemented strategic web designs, consulted on online and offline marketing, and advised as to communications and database management, for local as well as national nonprofits.
Colleen Crandall, Esq. - E.G.Inc. email@example.com (239) 370-3517 Grant Writing Having practiced 22 years in appellate law, including researching, analyzing and writing in two clerkships for the states’ highest courts, Colleen Crandall now writes grants. Locally, she has researched and written grants (the same skills as appellate practice) ranging from mental health (David Lawrence Foundation); to health and medical (Neighborhood Health Clinic); to an animal sanctuary (Brigid’s Crossing Foundation). Appointed by the Florida Bar to chair numerous committees, she has published and received public recognition and bar awards for outstanding legal aid and nonprofit service.
Robin F. DeMattia - Robin DeMattia Consulting firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 596-7245 Marketing, Grant Writing, Event Planning Robin DeMattia, a journalist and marketing consultant for 24 years, had clients including The New York Times, Reuters and Aetna. Locally, she has been director of marketing and development, a grant writer or consultant with numerous organizations, a sampling of which follows: Naples Art Association, Naples Players, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Everglades Wonder Gardens, Project HELP, Naples Daily News, Florida Weekly and Gulfshore Life Magazine.
Bill Franz - Community Health Solutions, Inc. email@example.com (239) 250-1202 Strategic Planning, FinancialBill Franz served for 11 years at the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC) as CFO and EVP/COO. At CFCC, he provided executive leadership, vision and strategic oversight for the operating, financial and administrative functions. During his tenure, he effectively managed by maintaining an operational surplus and building adequate reserves. Working extensively with board members, he helped improve the foundation’s donor development, investment strategies and information systems management.
Donna J. Gillroy - Gillroy + Associates, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 248-0100 Strategic Planning, Board Governance, FundraisingDonna Gillroy, principal and founder in 1998 of Gillroy + Associates, Inc., began her career on The Tonight Show and held various marketing and sales positions for national TV networks. Transitioning to the nonprofit sector, she has been founder, executive director and vice president of development for the past 30 years of major national nonprofits, ranging from Operation Smile International to Ford’s Theater. She offers strategic planning, marketing, and annual and capital campaign fundraising support.
Joel Kessler Jkessler58@earthlink.net 239-304-1343 Strategic Planning, Business Development/Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations Joel is a management professional with comprehensive knowledge of sales, marketing and public relations, networking, business development/fundraising along with a strong financial background. He has exceptional team building knowledge with strong communication and motivational skills. He is committed to the highest standards in professionalism and service.
Arnold Klinsky - Klinsky Consulting email@example.com (239) 514-4481 Board Governance, HR, Marketing, Management/Leadership, Event PlanningWith more than 40 years in broadcasting, Arnold Klinsky spent 28 years as general manager for the NBC television station in Rochester, N.Y. He has served in leadership positions with more than 25 nonprofits, ranging from higher education, to health care, arts, culture, and social services. He has led capital campaigns, trained and motivated volunteers in fundraising, managed special events, worked with numerous foundations, and served as senior consultant with Riley Philanthropy in Naples.
David Langiulli David@FundraisingLeadership.org 415-273-9890 Strategic Planning, Team Building, Board/CEO Relationships, Leadership Coaching David Langiulli is a certified professional coach who works with a nonprofit leaders to help them flourish and thrive. David's experience spans the nonprofit and corporate sectors over nearly three decades. Most recently he led a fundraising team at Princeton University. Several thousand nonprofit leaders interested in self-development, leadership, and management follow David's blog on LinkedIn. ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/langiulli). David holds a master's degrees in business and engineering, as well as an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics-engineering.
Robin Larkin - Performance Management Associates ConsultPMA@gmail.com (239) 227-9968 Board Governance, Volunteer Management, Management/LeadershipAs a partner in Performance Management Associates since 1998, Robin brings years of consulting services with nonprofit organizations. As a consultant, she has provided project management, communications, and leadership development workshops for nonprofit organizations and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University. Additionally, she has conducted board development workshops and retreats and chaired several nonprofit boards.
Hermina (Mina) Merkel firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 227-7628 Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Fundraising, HR, Volunteer Management, Management/LeadershipWith 29 years of global consulting, Mina Merkel provides her clients with a high level of experience in executive coaching, strategic planning, change management, organizational and leadership development, board governance, fundraising, and recruitment programs that will increase an organization’s effectiveness. Mina also custom designs retreats, workshops and special events for board governance.
Birgit Pauli-Haack – Relevanza, Inc. email@example.com (305) 791-2054 IT Technology, Marketing Birgit Pauli-Haack, is the co-founder of Relevanza, a digital marketing agency. She helps clients succeed online, according to their goals. As a sampling, she has developed digital strategies for the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency, Safe and Healthy Children’s Foundation of Collier County, Child Care Resources, and The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals. She has been recognized by Nonprofit Technical Network for her leadership.
Claudia Polzin - Independent Consultant to Nonprofits firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 290-9433 Board Governance, Fund Raising, Management/LeadershipClaudia provides quality assistance to nonprofits in Southwest Florida in organizational development, board development and retention, and analysis of mission and programs developed. Her key to success is meeting the mission of the organization and developing programs that exemplify that mission and speak to donors and the community in a positive way. She focuses the non-profits on areas that they could and should collaborate with other nonprofits to maximize their effectiveness and reach into the community.
Sondra Quinn - Sondra Quinn Consulting, LLC BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) email@example.com (239) 370-0633 Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Volunteer Management, Management/Leadership Serving as CEO of Naples Botanical Garden, Orlando Science Center and interim executive director of Capitol Children’s Museum, Washington, D.C., Sondra’s experience is wide-ranging. She has participated and led in the following areas: strategic planning and leadership (spearheaded planning and developed leadership team for new 200,000 sq. ft. science center); board governance (served as president/governance chair, conducted orientation/board development for five boards); volunteer management (launched three major museum volunteer programs); and grant writing (collaborated on successful $16M capital grant).
John Riley - Riley Philanthropy firstname.lastname@example.orgMajor Gifts and Capital Campaigns, Strategic and Fundraising Planning, Board and Staff TrainingRiley Philanthropy is a full-service consulting firm focused on the best practices of nonprofit fundraising and management. At Riley Philanthropy, we are more than just consultants; we prefer to work with clients through all aspects of planning and implementation - in the office, in the boardroom, and in the field.
Sheryl Soukup - Soukup Strategic Solutions, Inc. email@example.com (239) 745-7818 Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Fundraising, Marketing, Grant Writing, Volunteer Management, Event Planning Soukup Strategic Solutions provides nonprofits with strategic planning, board development, grant writing and development of fundraising and marketing plans. Additional services include focus groups, program development and evaluation, coalition building, event planning, annual fund management, and meeting facilitation. Among others, the company has successfully performed locally all the foregoing services for New Horizons of Southwest Florida.
Susan L. Suarez - Suarez & Associates firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 784-4521 Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Fundraising, Marketing, Management/LeadershipSusan L. Suarez, MBA, CFRE, has more than 25 years of experience and has consulted with dozens of nonprofits throughout Southwest Florida, ranging from Grace Place to Help a Diabetic Child, and community foundations nationally. Her services include: capital campaign planning and implementation; development and marketing; audits and plans; facilitating board retreats; and conducting strategic planning.
Adam Wilczewski - Averill Fundraising Solutionsawilczewski@averillsolutions.com(202) 491-7552Campaign and Strategic Direction, Campaign
Planning and Feasibility Studies, Institutional Capacity Building and
Wilczewski has nearly two decades of management experience spanning multiple
sectors and industries, including not-for-profits, the federal government,
trade associations and political campaigns.
He is known for his ability to turn around and grow organizations, build
and motivate high-performing teams, fund-raise, increase organizational
capacity, and enhance accountability.
Sallie Williams - The Williams Consulting Group, LLC email@example.com (239) 394-4062 Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Fundraising Sallie Williams, CFRE, has more than 38 years fundraising experience in advising organizations in their major gifts, capital and endowment fund campaigns. Her significant experience in strategic planning, business development and project management helps organizations reach their full potential. Ms. Williams brings a broad range of perspectives as she has personal experience in the roles of executive director, board member, staff, volunteer, donor, and consultant.
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“The CNE is a great resource for all professionals in philanthropy for education, leadership training and networking opportunities in Southwest Florida. We are lucky to have this program.”
Stefanie Ink-Edwards | Director of Development & Marketing, Community Cooperative
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