Tennessee Nonprofit Network

Consultant Directory

Consultants can be a valuable resource to nonprofits, bringing fresh external perspectives and specialized expertise to your organization.

They can offer a whole range of services, from analyzing and making recommendations on specific issues, to advising or executing on a campaign or project, to facilitating organizational planning and decision-making, and much more. Finding the right consultant to fit your organization’s needs, budget, and work style can help you get the most from the relationship and get the results you want for your organization.

Working with Consultants

Check out our handy guide, which provides you with some basic tips for hiring, interviewing, and working with consultants to ensure that your experience is productive and worthwhile.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Request for Proposals (RFP) is a method of soliciting proposals from prospective consultants for your project. The RFP provides basic information about your nonprofit, the project, and what information you are requesting to evaluate the consultant, including experience and qualifications along with a proposed Scope of Work and estimated cost.

Scope of Work (SOW)

Scope of Work (SOW) is a document that captures and defines the tasks, activities, deliverables, and timeline an independent consultant will execute for a client project. A SOW is an important tool that determines the boundaries of a client project and provides the foundation for measuring performance against project goals.

Consultant Contract

Consultant Contract is a formal agreement that defines the legal parameters of the engagement and outlines the expectations and responsibilities of both parties. The contract should include specific reference to the Scope of Work, costs and allowable expenses, and the process for billing.

Join Our Consultant Resource Directory

Are you a consultant specializing in serving nonprofit organizations in Tennessee? Apply to become part of TNN’s Consultant Resource Directory to gain exposure to local nonprofits and access to our Consultant Learning Network. For questions, please contact dhines@tnnonprofits.org.

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