What kind of consultant do you want to hire? Think about this!
What is a consultant?
What’s the role of a consultant?
Here’s what I think a consultant is (and does):
Change agent. Teacher. Personal counselor. Trusted advisor. Truth teller.
Brutal truth teller telling brutal truths. (Michael Campbell used the phrase “brutal truths”. I like it!)
Hey consultants, read this great book: The Trusted Advisor
Hey nonprofits, read this 2-part article about choosing a consultant: “Should you hire a fundraising consultant…” And check this out, too: “Tips for using fund development consultants.”
Are we consultants willing and able to take the risks to be this kind of consultant? Do we even want to be this kind of consultant?