NG Consulting helps non-profit & philanthropic organizations across the social justice and human services spectrum raise money, recruit staff, and advocate for their work, whether in the press, to the public or to policymakers.
Performance/Impact Measurement & Management
Being able to demonstrate your work’s impact is everything when it comes to attracting funders and media or swaying policymakers. My services support organizations with every aspect of this process, from establishing outcome measures to evaluating program performance to pitching those results.
Fundraising, Including Grant Writing & Institutional Relations
My fundraising work combines thoughtfully targeted asks with measurable, memorable evidence of impact and clear, consistent communication with the funders themselves.
Program Development & Project Management
I help organizations design and revise programs to meet constantly changing community needs with an eye to available funding, best practices, and evidence-based models. I also manage and monitor implementation, ensuring that organizations are hitting the benchmarks they’ve set.
Content Development & Public Education
From homeless services to human, reproductive, and environmental rights, I help organizations get the right words into the right order and in front of the right people by creating website content, opinion pieces, editorials, public testimony, and white papers. I’ve placed clients and their work on the Rachel Maddow Show and in outlets including the Guardian, the Nation, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Daily Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, and the Christian Science Monitor.
Recruiting, Training & Coaching
Let me help you recruit and retain great staff. My recruiting experience began on the employer’s side of the desk at D.E. Shaw & Co., a multinational investment firm with US $50 billion under management where I led executive searches for the CEO and recruited associates from top-tier schools. My training and coaching have their roots in a decade spent teaching at Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, and Connecticut College followed by a series of staff development gigs from media, Board, and management training to skill-building workshops for pitching funders. According to performance-management platform 15Five’s 2022 Workplace Report, nearly half of American workers say clear career growth fueled by learning and development provided by an employer is one of the most important factors for them to remain at a company. Let me take your staff to the next level.
Our organization engaged Nancy to help us craft and submit proposals to private foundations. She ended up doing so much more:developing outcome measures for our programs, coaching our staff on project management and foundation relations, researching funding trends, writing testimony for our appearances before City Council, and developing messaging that we continue to use in our collateral today. Outside of some truly terrific proposals, her lasting impact was to build our capacity as an organization to tell our story —
and more importantly, the stories of the clients we serve. She also enjoyed good relations with a wide range of staff and hit deadlines like clockwork. I can't emphasize enough how powerful it is to have such a rich range of skill sets in one person.
Nick Brasse is the Chief of Staff at Volunteers of America-Greater New York, one of the largest homeless services organizations in the Greater New York area
Nancy represents everything that you want to experience from a project lead and thought partner. Working on a very tight deadline, she recruited me and four other community-based Subject Matter experts to work alongside her on a national messaging project. Our diverse, geographically varied, and very experienced team included people engaged in harm reduction work, people with life and work experience with HIV, including education and prevention-related activities, and people employed by Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Her professionalism and transparency made working together feel truly collaborative, and her genuineness made the experience both easy and enjoyable. Nancy’s attention to and thoughtfulness around inclusivity and parity within the team was not only refreshing, but also inspiring. She embodies the essence of operating from a place of cultural humility and centering the voices of community in the work, and I look forward to future opportunities to collaborate and build together.
Kelly Stevens is the founder and CEO of Zahara Consulting, LLC, an organizational development and change management firm based in Maryland
My entrepreneurship students at McGill University always cite Nancy’s workshops on how to pitch/present to funders and employers as one of the highlights of their semester. Smart, funny, and personable, her practical skills building exercises produce marked improvements pronto, making for more thoughtful, articulate, and secure entrepreneurs and better projects. I’ve also worked with her personally, and her fundraising and messaging skills have helped me win more than $130,000 in grants for my own artistic projects. Not to be missed!
Rich Coburn teaches Entrepreneurship at McGill University and is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, CB Arts Council, and the Music Academy of the West
Nancy Goldstein’s practice is informed by 20 years of experience with successful proposals and pitches in the non-profit and public sectors, primarily working with clients across the social justice and human services spectrum. Whether helping to establish outcome/impact measures to evaluate program performance at one of New York City’s largest human services organizations, procuring a 250K USAID grant for an Indonesian community-based plastic recycling plant, creating website content for GMHC, doubling funding for an organization that advocates for the rights of pregnant women, or media training local doctors to appear on behalf of a litigant in Oklahoma City, she invests fully in her clients and their pursuit of a more fair, diverse, and equitable world.