Working with Consultants

There are many considerations when hiring and engaging consultants. This guide is meant to provide you with some basic tips for hiring, interviewing, and working with consultants to ensure that your experience is productive and worthwhile:


Whether it’s a consultant to facilitate organizational planning, develop a capital fundraising campaign, or help the board and staff navigate an organizational merger, professional consultants can often provide the expertise and guidance we all need from time-to-time to better manage our organizations.


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. DOWNLOAD SAMPLE 

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. DOWNLOAD SAMPLE

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. DOWNLOAD SAMPLE

Consultant Resource Directory

Momentum Nonprofit Partners manages the following Consultant Resource Directory as an information and referral resource for nonprofits in the Mid-South. We do not endorse or receive remuneration from any specific consultant or firm listed.


By using the MNP Consultant Resource Directory, you understand and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Are you interested in applying to be listed in our Consultant Resource Directory? Do you want more nonprofits to be aware of your expertise and practice areas? To learn more about the Resource Directory -- the process, qualifications, etc. and fill out your application, please click to APPLY NOW. All applications are subject to approval by Momentum Nonprofit Partners before being published to the Directory.