If you are a collaborative leader focused on achieving and growing your organization, you are in the right place.
As a strategic consultant and facilitator, I collaborate with clients to drive strategic growth, ignite innovation and navigate constant change. I help empower nonprofit organizations to unleash their potential. I won’t just leave you with a strategy, I will support you to action your strategy by creating an operational plan.
My clients are nonprofit start-ups, established nonprofits, social enterprises and charities.
With decades of lived leadership, real-world knowledge and experience, my strength is a combination of facilitation skills, a people-centred approach and business analysis.
Like many, the pandemic made me re-evaluate my life and I made a bold move to venture out and start my own consulting business. As a former nonprofit leader, I loved making a difference. Now as a consultant, I have the privilege of supporting many nonprofits make a difference.
A strong mix of leadership facilitation and business analysis
I love facilitating and helping nonprofits create strategies. I bring a calm presence and facilitation skills to help your organization plan collaboratively. As a former nonprofit leader, I understand the complexities of the nonprofit world and the importance of a people-centred approach.
At Lori Stanley Nonprofit Consulting, we utilize the expertise of a skilled and proficient group of consultants to provide comprehensive support to our clients.
People and stakeholder centred
Includes the voices of those impacted by your decisions and engages them in meaningful ways
Takes the time to truly understand your organization, build our relationship and ask clarifying questions to look at the bigger picture and help you achieve your objectives
Allows us to co-create a strategy and tactical components that cut through all of the complexity
Calm, flexible and adaptable
Focuses on what you need to create a comfortable, welcoming space as we work together
A world where all nonprofits achieve their vision and mission.
Helping nonprofit organizations build their capacity and deepen the impact of their work.
Brené Brown Dare to Lead Trained
My in-depth questions will help you to clarify your desired outcomes and what actions are needed to get you there.
Strategize Achieve Grow
Strategic Planning and Implementation
Build Your Strategy
Growth Strategy for NonProfits
Deepen Your impact
Stakeholder Analysis AND Engagement
Build Strong Relationships
Mission, Vision and Values Development
Set Your Destination
Lori and her colleague Rasheeda guided our nonprofit organizations to develop a financial empowerment collaborative. Their leadership helped us to clarify our thinking, define our vision and the [take] steps necessary to create our collaborative. Lori and Rasheeda kept us focused and took complex work and broke it down into manageable steps so we could move forward. They engaged key stakeholders to identify the core requirements and critical success factors for collaboration.
As a result, we have a shared vision, our principles of agreement to work and make decisions together, a strategy, and we can build the infrastructure for our collaborative. More importantly, we can expand our community reach and scale our services to support more people in need of financial empowerment.
We engaged with Lori to guide our strategic planning process. We knew we wanted an agile, updated [and] equity-focused plan that truly reflected the voices of service users and community. Lori skillfully planned and facilitated feedback sessions and focus groups, led our steering committee through some challenging and meaningful planning and discussions, and solidified our goal setting with us while ensuring those voices were heard and incorporated into our plan. She adapted quickly to understand our unique organization and community and to help us prioritize and articulate the work we need to do in the coming years. We’re confident that the work Lori has done with us provides a workable and purpose-driven strategy.
Lori supported us to create our strategic plan for 2023-2025. She created a safe, welcoming space for our planning committee to innovate and focus on what’s important to move our planning process forward. Our committee members were impressed by her facilitation skills, including her ability to help us clarify our thinking and be creative. Lori brings positive energy and momentum to the process. She was able to effectively engage our stakeholders and delivered our final strategic plan in a timely manner. We look forward to working with her again.
Lori’s strong engagement and forward-thinking approach ensured that we stayed on our path in developing a data-informed, concise and realistic strategic plan. Her strong relationship-building skills ensured our stakeholders felt comfortable providing honest and meaningful feedback. We have clarity on where we are going and a strong strategy to help us reach our goals and objectives. We know where to invest our energy and resources. It was a pleasure working with her and I would recommend her services for strategic planning.
3 steps to work with me
We start with a no-obligation discovery call to clarify your needs and desired outcomes, and see if we are a fit to work together
Receive a tailored plan
We work together
We implement the strategy together to help you deepen your impact and achieve your mission
Download My Guide, "Plotting a Course for Success: 7 Essential Strategic Planning Questions for Nonprofits"
What you will discover:
- What is strategic planning is, and why it is important
- The most important component of strategic planning
- Who should lead the process
- Who approves or makes decisions
- How long the process will take
And much more!