Training details

Produced by Candid

access_time 1 hour, 25 minutes

attach_money Free


In this session, a panel of consultants share their experiences as Black women in the nonprofit sector, a space that has often left women of color feeling unvalued and overworked. They offer valuable insights for those who are exploring consulting as a possible career path.

Learn more about Fabulous Female Fundraisers (F3).

Recording date: May 22, 2024

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Fabulous Female Fundraisers (F3) Network

Consulting experiences

  • 00:02:38 Discussing inequities as consultants
  • 00:03:11 Panel discussion on race/gender inequity in consulting

Individual journeys to consulting

  • 00:03:22 Christal Cherry's consulting journey
  • 00:04:02 Origin story for the F3 Network


  • 00:07:54 Consulting readiness and launching a business
  • 00:10:44 Working remotely and traveling as a consultant
  • 00:14:52 Scaling and staffing in consulting
  • 00:16:27 Working in a consulting firm
  • 00:26:59 Importance of personal values in consulting

Consulting challenges


  • Determine consulting readiness
  • Understand how key personal values, principles and perceptions of others guide consultancy work, support learning, quality, and client satisfaction
  • Assess when racial and gender inequity and exclusion is a deterrent to your project with a client
  • Learn how to navigate uncomfortable conversations and skillfully intervene when encountering issues of racism, sexism, or privilege with a client
  • Implement inclusive practices into your consultant work

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Program directors and staff


Christal Cherry (she/her) Executive Consultant, The Board Pro
Lauren Elyse Tudor Founder, ARCHITECT Philanthropic Collective
Wanda Scott Founder & Principal Consultant, Wanda Scott & Associates
Carla Lavender Senior Consultant, Columns Fundraising

Published Monday, June 10, 2024