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Consultant Collaborative Network

Peer Networking that Expands Your Business

Our consultant partners are a critical part of the nonprofit infrastructure. They offer skilled expertise when nonprofits need it most, supporting strategic planning, operations, project management, capital campaigns, and so much more.

Together SC aims to create value for both our consultant partners and our nonprofit members by building an engaged network of businesses working closely with South Carolina's nonprofit organizations. 

Purpose

  1. Offer member consultants a peer network, led by their peers that encourages their collaboration and professional development;
  2. Help Together SC:
    • Better market consultants, showcasing their subject matter expertise
    • Connect nonprofit members with potential consultants
    • Engage member consultants in leading Together SC's peer networks, learning cohorts and training, assuring opportunity for all Consultant Collaborative members

What's new about all of this:

  • The Consultant Collaborative focuses on partners proving direct consulting services to nonprofits. A new Corporate Allies program will aim to meet the needs of corporate business partners who are more engaged in philanthropy .
  • We will integrate Consulting Collaborative members into Together SC's programmatic work in a more deliberate and transparent manner.
  • Together SC will be much more deliberate about connecting members and promoting the opportunity to work with consultants,
  • The networking opportunities builds upon the monthly Coffee and Conversations Calls for Business Partners held in the Spring of 2021.

Participation

The Consultant Collaborative is a new membership program for entrepreneurs and firms who provide services primarily to nonprofit organizations.  Participation in the Consultant Collaborative is open to all active business members. Learn more and join.

Consultant Collaborative Directory

Leadership Structure

  • Each year Together SC will invite a diverse team of consultants to help lead the Consultant Collaborative. 
  • The Leadership Team will set the overall direction and annual objectives for the Collaborative and help design monthly peer-led programming.
  • They will help Together SC engage consultants from across the state so that we are advancing the work of the full spectrum of consultants serving the nonprofit industry in South Carolina.
  • They will be asked to participate in periodic planning calls and an annual planning meeting. Together SC will aim to fully staff the Leadership Team efforts.
  • Together SC board member and fellow consultant, Shawn Edwards, will chair the initial Leadership Team whose members are shown below.

Consultant Collaborative Leadership Team

Shawn Edwards

Shawn Edwards

SPHR, SHRM-SCP

CEO, Solutions by Shawn Edwards

Chair

Colleen Bozard

Colleen Bozard

BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer

President, ccbozard consulting

Kathryn Harvey

Kathryn Harvey

Communications Consultant

Neue South Collective

Mary Dell Hayes

Mary Dell Hayes

Principal Consultant, StopGap Solutions, StopGap Solutions

Patrick Jinks

Patrick Jinks

MBA, LSI Certified Leadership Coach, Forbes Coaches Council

Certified Leadership and Strategy Coach, The Jinks Perspective

GP McLeer

GP McLeer

Partner, Pecan Public Relations

Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder, DNA Creative Communications

Marc Pitman

Marc Pitman

CFCC, CSP

CEO, The Concord Leadership Group

Beth Ruffin

Beth Ruffin

Masters of Business Administration, Harvard Kennedy School Certificate, Riley...

Owner/Principal, The Everyday Inclusionist

Jessica Sharp

Jessica Sharp

MPA

Nonprofit Consultant with Sharp Brain Consulting , Sharp Brain Consulting

Charles Weathers

Charles Weathers

MBA,, Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP)

Consultant, The Weathers Group

Jada Willis

Jada Willis

CEO, Willis HR