DP Forand nonprofit management consulting helps nonprofits assess and manage board governance, strategic planning, external affairs and succession planning

Debra Pittorie Forand is a results-oriented professional with a strong record of leadership, strategic analysis and creative problem-solving. She provides external affairs consulting to nonprofits and public sector agencies, helping them build capacity, improve internal operations and increase revenue. 

Prior to launching her own consulting practice in early 2012, Debra’s career included senior management positions in the nonprofit and government sectors, including United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford Stage Company, The Connecticut General Assembly, and several local, state and national political campaigns. Most recently she served seven years as Director of Development and Communications at Riverfront Recapture, where she oversaw all aspects of fund development, marketing and communications, governance, and government relations. 

A graduate of Colgate University (BA), University of Connecticut (MPA), and Columbia University Business School’s Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals, Ms. Forand is also a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer.

Debra Pittorie Forand

Principal Consultant


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