Nell Edgington leads nonprofits that are at a critical inflection point to the next level.
Nell works with nonprofit leaders who are at an important inflection point and are ready to embrace change. They are ready to break free from never having enough and struggling to get by, or they are poised to grow their solutions far and wide, or they want to build external support for a solution they know could change lives and communities.
But they don’t know how to get there.
They have realized that they want more for their organization, but they need outside help navigating that change to ensure that their nonprofit emerges stronger, more sustainable and better positioned to create lasting social change. They are ready to invest time, energy and resources in finding a different and better way forward.
These are the nonprofits with which Social Velocity consults.
Without a clear future strategic direction, your nonprofit is living in the world of just doing good work. By putting together a thoughtful, comprehensive plan for the future you will attract more support, increase staff and board investment, and ultimately create more social change. Nell leads a Strategic Planning Process that will chart a future direction for your nonprofit that is bold, inspiring, tactical, measurable, and fully financed.
You want to raise more money, but you don’t know what is holding your organization back. Nell analyzes all aspects of your organization (strategy, board and staff, mission and vision, marketing) and all current and potential ways you bring money in the door. With her Financial Model Assessment, she uncovers opportunities for you to increase net revenue far beyond the broken model of fundraising.
In an increasingly competitive funding environment it is more important than ever that you develop a long-term money strategy for your nonprofit. Nell helps you develop a comprehensive, tactical Financing Plan for bringing enough current and new kinds of money in the door to achieve your mission.
Being the Executive or Development Director of a nonprofit can be an incredibly challenging position. Through her Nonprofit Leader Coaching, Nell serves as a strategic advisor to help you more effectively manage your staff and board, launch new donor campaigns, implement new money-raising ideas, build key external relationships, and articulate your nonprofit’s community value.
Your board of directors is absolutely critical to the success of the organization. Without their leadership, investment and excitement it will be impossible for you to build community support and create change. Nell helps you create real Board Engagement, with a groundbreaking board that provides strategic direction, brings money in the door, connects the organization to key decision makers and is structured for success.
After talking with you about your nonprofit’s challenges and goals, Nell puts together a detailed proposal that describes the activities, deliverables, timeline and pricing for creating change at your nonprofit. Because real change takes real time and investment, a consulting engagement typically lasts from 3 to 12 months and ranges from $10,000-30,000 depending on the size and scope of the project, the size of the organization and the level of change required.
Many Social Velocity clients have used their Social Velocity proposal to convince a small group of funders to invest in building their nonprofit. This means that your nonprofit does not have to pull funding from your operating budget, but rather you can forge a new partnership with funders that will result in a stronger, more effective, more sustainable organization.
If you want to talk with Nell about whether a consulting engagement might be right for your nonprofit, fill out this form. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a time to talk.
“Our work with Social Velocity has been critical to developing a viable growth strategy and plan for ACE. The process helped us clarify our core competencies, engage stakeholders, and articulate exactly how and why ACE should grow. As a result of Nell’s strategic planning and follow-up coaching, my staff and I, and our advisory board, have the tools and confidence to reach our larger vision for ACE. This was one of the best investments we have made in ACE!”
— Mary Ellen Isaacs, Executive Director of ACE: A Community for Education
Social Velocity’s clients all desire stronger, more sustainable, more impactful organizations. These case studies highlight how Nell helped them find it:
ACE: A Community for Education:
Dramatically Growing a Program
Building an Effective Organization
Catholic Charities :
Crafting a Strategic Plan
Charlotte Chamber Music :
Raising Capacity Capital
English at Work :
Finding Financial Sustainability
English at Work :
Preparing for Growth
Growing a Sustainable Organization
Heart House :
Raising Growth Capital
Institute for Human Services :
Increasing Fundraising Capacity
Literacy Coalition :
Developing an Earned Income Business
Literacy Coalition :
Launching a Major Donor Campaign
Southwest Key :
Charting a Strategic Direction
Sustainable Food Center :
Launching an Earned Revenue Stream
UT Elementary Charter School :
Creating a Revenue Engine
UT School of Law :
Finding Individual Donors
Waterloo Counseling :
Determining How to Raise Money