Hiring a consultant is much like hiring an employee. Some key points are:

  • Know why you need a consultant and what you want him/her to do
  • Ask for word-of-mouth recommendations or consult professional associations
  • Interview candidates to assess skills, experience, and fit with your organization
  • Check references
  • Determine fees and payment schedule
  • Have a detailed written agreement

Powered by Pro Bono: The Nonprofits Step-by-Step Guide to Scoping, Securing, Managing, and Scaling Pro Bono Resources is Taproot Foundation's how-to guide for bringing capacity building resources into your nonprofit.

Beyond Cash Guide for Nonprofit Boards is a guide on how nonprofit boards can tap pro bono and in-kind resources, co-written by Taproot Foundation and BoardSource.

See also our related Knowledge Base articles:

- Where can I find technical assistance or a consultant for my nonprofit?
- Should proposal writers be paid fixed fee or a a percentage of money raised?

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