Knowledge for the way forward

Alford Group consultants provide in-depth training and coaching tailored to the needs of your staff or board members. Consistent with our philosophy of building a culture of philanthropy throughout your organization and building your internal capacity, our training programs and materials are customized to your needs, to address any skillset gaps, connect your top executives with other professionals through peer group coaching, or provide ongoing coaching on an individual basis.

  • Board and Staff Training
    Our teams create custom training for not-for-profit board and staff in any area related to philanthropy, governance, assessment or planning. We offer board and staff retreats in addition to on-site training sessions. We also offer online and video training – to learn more, visit our Events page for upcoming webinars.
  • Executive Peer Coaching Group Facilitation
    Every person in the world who has competed at the highest level of athletics, music, or a skilled trade has had a coach.  They’ve also relied on the knowledge, skill and expertise of their peers to push, challenge, and motivate them. In not-for-profits, we all know it takes equally as much skill and training to be successful, whether you’re leading, managing, or raising funds to move your organization closer to reaching its mission. The Alford Group offers Executive Peer Coaching Groups to Executive Directors, CEOs, Development Directors and Chief Development Officers.  Each small group, featuring 5-8 not-for-profit professionals plus a professional coach/facilitator, is designed to build each participant’s coaching skills, confidence in their own leadership, and ability to take action that will grow their organizations. Contact us to learn more about ongoing peer coaching groups.
  • Executive Leadership Coaching and Counsel
    Not-for-profit managers are asked to wear many hats, and perform at high levels with minimal resources. This high wire juggling act is not always easy. Alford Group consultants provide one-on-one guidance to not-for-profit leadership. Our experienced consultants have each spent many years as an Executive Director, VP of Development, or CEO of not-for profits. Each understands the pressures and challenges of the position and can help staff leaders with: developing specific strategies to achieve their goals, developing expectations and/or job qualifications for new hires, positioning their organizations for funding, handling Board issues, and other concerns.