Coaching Opportunities 2022
The Community Foundation has offered coaching sessions with local, regional and national nonprofit experts since 2011. The Foundation offers up to four coaching sessions per nonprofit serving Hancock County at no cost to the organizations each year.
Below are the coaches offering sessions for 2022. Organizations are welcome to bring any problem or obstacle to these coaches for discussion and recommendations.
Sessions for 2023 will be announced in the fourth quarter of 2022. Stay tuned!
The cancellation policy is at the bottom of this page. By signing up for a session, you agree to adhere to this policy.
Aly Sterling Philanthropy
Specialties: stewardship, board engagement, planned giving, communications/awareness (including the case for support), prospecting/soliciting, strategic planning.
Emily is an experienced coach and facilitator with a passion for helping clients discern their strengths and weaknesses and connect their vision with clear and actionable strategies. Her work at ASP has been focused on leading large-scale fundraising campaigns and first-of-their-kind engagements for one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers. At the same time, she has helped a variety of nonprofits develop annual fund programs and major gift strategies that strengthen relationships with stakeholders and raise more money. Today her clients have the benefit of this perspective, and she relishes the opportunity to help them become better versions of themselves.
Below are available coaching dates with Emily for 2022:
- February 22
- April 26
- July 19
- October 25
OnPoint Philanthropic Consulting
Specialties: board development, fundraising, personal leadership, financial sustainability, operations.
An award-winning professional in philanthropy, Katherine focuses on supporting non-profit and foundation leaders and continues her commitment to strengthening non-profit boards, fundraising, and effective programming. Before forming OnPoint Philanthropic Consulting, she led the The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation for 12 years. Prior to that, she headed a local United Way for 11 years, as well as a health-related non-profit organization. Put Kathy's skills to work in your organization: strengthen your non-profit board and staff leadership through training, coaching, and technical support; conduct successful fundraising campaigns; create or expand your planned giving program; and plan and implement agency and foundation reorganizations, software selection, or a development audit.
Below are available coaching dates with Kathy for 2022:
- May 5
- August 2
Coaching with Staff: Samantha Justice, Alex Taylor, Lisa Wright Ponce
Specialties: human resources.
Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of the social sector, including nonprofits, associations, social enterprises and other mission-driven organizations. Nonprofit HR focuses consulting efforts on the following practice areas: strategy and advisory, HR outsourcing, total rewards, DEI and search.
Below are available coaching dates with Nonprofit HR for 2022:
- April 6 - Lisa
- April 12 - Alex
- April 19 - Samantha
- June 9 - Alex
- June 14 - Samantha
- June 23 - Lisa
- October 6 - Lisa
- October 11 - Alex
- October 19 - Samantha
Rachel Ramjattan, CFRE
Specialties: fundraising, DEI.
Rachel is an author, speaker, consultant, and problem solver with a passion for philanthropy. A lifetime social justice advocate and fundraising expert, she is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the philanthropic sector. Rachel has worked alongside 500+ nonprofit organizations to raise more than $50 million from small and mid-level donors. Rachel took her almost four decades of experience and put it all in a book – No More Duct Tape Fundraising: A Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Becoming an Inspirational Fundraiser. Recognized as an engaging storyteller, a sought-after presenter that has spoken to fundraising and social impact audiences nationwide with one goal: Make fundraising’s best - and next - practices accessible to everyone.
Below are available coaching dates with Rachel for 2022:
- January 24
- March 21
- September 26
- November 7
Williams Nonprofit Consulting
Specialties: strategy development, board engagement, advocacy.
Jennifer started her career working at the Ohio Statehouse before moving to Washington, D.C. to sharpen her advocacy skills working for a nonprofit association representing government finance officers on Capitol Hill. While working in D.C. Jennifer recognized the need for nonprofit organizations to engage in advocacy to both elevate their missions and educate elected officials on the important role of nonprofits in their communities. Jennifer returned to Columbus to launch Ohio’s first statewide nonprofit advocacy program. Jennifer also served as the executive director of a statewide nonprofit organization leading trainings for nonprofits on infrastructure and management, advocacy and board governance while also serving as a voice for Ohio’s diverse nonprofit sector at the Statehouse.
Below are available coaching dates with Jenn for 2022:
- January 27
- February 17
- March 10
- April 14
- May 19
- September 15
- October 13
- November 17
Coaching Session Cancellation Policy
TCF will remind agencies of booked coaching sessions five days prior to the session. This is in addition to the initial email confirming the appointments. TCF expects that not only staff but also board members will attend each of these sessions. If a change must be made, we request agencies do one of the following items:
- Provide notice at least 72 hours in advance of the appointment for TCF to make a change.
- Switch appointments with another agency (we can provide a list of agencies that have appointments within the next few months).
- Find someone else from the agency who can attend. Ideally, several people (including staff and board) should already be planning to attend each coaching session.
- Arrange an alternate time with the consultant prior to the scheduled time (this is contingent on the consultant being able to arrange an alternate time)
If an agency must cancel and is unable to complete any of the above, a $250 charge will be assigned to the agency. This is to help cover approximately one-half of the cost of the appointment.
Rationale: Each two-hour coaching session costs TCF at least $500. When a session is scheduled and not attended, the cost to TCF does not change. In addition, staff time and resources are spent attempting to either fill the spot or make other arrangements with the consultant. Given the investment, it is reasonable to expect a commitment from the agencies who are assigned to the appointments. With multiple individuals (both staff and board) expected to attend the coaching sessions, being able to keep appointments is not dependent upon one individual within an agency. While emergency situations may happen, we are hopeful at least one of the four alternatives from the policy above will be able to be completed.
Background: Since 2011, The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has been offering coaching sessions as part of the organizational strengthening curriculum each year. In 2018, over 100 sessions were offered with Aly Sterling Philanthropy, Betsy Kelsey, Jennifer Williams, and Aurora Consulting. Cancellations have caused openings that were either unable to be filled or caused staff time to be spent rescheduling and making changes at the last minute. Given the demand for coaching sessions from the nonprofit organizations in our community, and as a courtesy to the consultants who provide these sessions, a cancellation policy is necessary to help balance demand and scheduling needs.