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Coaching, consulting to help Nevada County nonprofits

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL) has established a Coaching and Consulting Network, giving nonprofits one-on-one professional development services.

“We want to provide another affordable option for nonprofits to address their challenges and improve operations,” said CNL Network Coordinator Gary Quehl, a co-founder of CNL and former board member. “The network is all about developing better nonprofits, which benefits everyone in the community.”

The new network allows the Center to provide services directly to board members, executive directors, staff and volunteers within individual organizations.

“Sometimes even the best-run organizations have an area where they can improve, and that’s the goal behind the Coaching and Consulting Network,” said CNL Chairman Bill Neff. “We have put together an excellent group of professionals who can be an invaluable tool for the community’s nonprofits.”

CNL has 18 highly qualified professionals available to provide coaching and consulting services, from helping with board and organization development to finance and human resources.

The network’s consultants will provide expertise in helping to solve problems, create action plans and achieve specific goals. Coaches will help members develop their own self-discovery in achieving long-term organizational goals.

“Some organizations will be better served by a consultant, others with a coach,” said Mr. Quehl. “And some nonprofits could benefit from both, especially if they have specific challenges.”

The Center has established modest fees for The Coaching and Consulting Network, enough money to attract qualified professionals to provide the service without creating a financial hardship for nonprofits.

CNL member nonprofits will pay coaches and consultants $75 per hour; non-member organizations will pay $125 per hour, and a percentage of all fees will be donated to fund the Center’s operating expenses including the Network. Coaches and consultants are independent contractors and can accept — or reject— an assignment with an organization.

Nonprofits seeking coaching or consulting services or information about the network should contact Network Coordinator Gary Quehl at 530-575-4262 or consulting@cnlsierra.org and visit www.cnlsierra.org.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership is a resource center for nonprofit organizations and individuals in Nevada County and the Sierra Nevada region of California. Founded in 2003 as a catalyst to strengthen and sustain local nonprofit organizations, CNL focuses on best practice workshops, executive leadership seminars, on-site coaching and mentoring, and public advocacy. Learn more about The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at www.CNLSierra.org, www.facebook.com/NevadaCountyNonProfitLeadership and Twitter @NevCoNonprofits.


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