My Approach


D P Forand

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

I believe in a customized consulting experience for each and every client.

A view of the nonprofit world from a variety of roles
Employing the unique vantage point and combined experience gained from many years as a board member, staff member, donor, foundation representative and elected official, I focus on the particular needs of each client and provide thoughtful analysis and customized solutions to help them identify and reach their goals. 

Best practices that are tailored to your needs
As a nonprofit professional, I know how important it is to be fully engaged in best practices.  I also know that all organizations are different, and a one-size-fits-all approach to consulting just doesn’t work.  All the recommendations I make are grounded in best practices and carefully tailored to meet your organization’s particular goals and needs. 

Commitment to diversity and inclusion

As a consultant, I am committed to using an equity lens as an integral part of my work. Woven throughout each step of an engagement are questions like: Are we creating an environment where diverse opinions are valued and people feel empowered, respected, and heard? Are we missing anyone at the table when issues are considered and decisions are made? How do we ensure that at every level of this process, our deliberations are inclusive and our actions result in equitable and just decisions? Are we aware of our biases and make appropriate adjustments to address them? How do we select the data that inform our deliberations? In what ways do we need to improve? I make an intentional effort to help my clients hold themselves accountable and encourage them to do the same for me.