Nonprofit Consultants & Resources

In addition to offering nonprofit agencies a variety of funding opportunities, we  also provide valuable administrative services and access to a variety of information resources.


Elisabeth (Libby) Anderson – Talent Force Solutions
(239) 285-4777
HR, Management, Leadership
Libby Anderson, M.S., SPHR, president of Talent Force Solutions, provides human resource consulting, customized training and development, and leadership and management coaching/training. Libby’s mission is to provide immediate and tangible outcomes by focusing on results and relationships.

Mary Ellen Barrett – ME Barrett Consulting
(239) 777-1910
Strategic Planning, Board Governance, HR, Marketing, Grant Writing, Volunteer Management
Mary Ellen Barrett recently retired as the director of the Grant Program and Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) at the Community Foundation. She has been an administrator for a behavioral medicine hospital, a CEO of a nonprofit serving children and families, and a director of an international training organization. Having a master’s degree in counseling psychology, she has trained and consulted with nonprofits, schools, governmental entities and foundations for more than 30 years.

Jeanne Bolds – Bold Solutions
(239) 734-0358
IT, Technology, Marketing, Website
Jeanne Bolds created Bold Solutions to help nonprofit leaders skillfully and confidently use technology to fulfill their mission. To this end, Jeanne brings more than 40 years’ experience as a nonprofit agency administrator and volunteer board member. For 10 years, she has developed and implemented strategic web designs, consulted on online and offline marketing, and advised as to communications and database management, for local as well as national nonprofits.

Colleen Crandall, Esq. – E.G.Inc.
(239) 370-3517
Grant Writing
Having practiced 22 years in appellate law, including researching, analyzing and writing in two clerkships for the states’ highest courts, Colleen Crandall now writes grants. Locally, she has researched and written grants (the same skills as appellate practice) ranging from mental health (David Lawrence Foundation); to health and medical (Neighborhood Health Clinic); to an animal sanctuary (Brigid’s Crossing Foundation). Appointed by the Florida Bar to chair numerous committees, she has published and received public recognition and bar awards for outstanding legal aid and nonprofit service.

Robin F. DeMattia – Robin DeMattia Consulting
(239) 596-7245
Marketing, Grant Writing, Event Planning
Robin DeMattia, a journalist and marketing consultant for 24 years, had clients including The New York Times, Reuters and Aetna. Locally, she has been director of marketing and development, a grant writer or consultant with numerous organizations, a sampling of which follows: Naples Art Association, Naples Players, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Everglades Wonder Gardens, Project HELP, Naples Daily News, Florida Weekly and Gulfshore Life Magazine.

Donna J. Gillroy – Gillroy + Associates, Inc.
(239) 248-0100
Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Fundraising
Donna Gillroy, principal and founder in 1998 of Gillroy + Associates, Inc., began her career on The Tonight Show and held various marketing and sales positions for national TV networks. Transitioning to the nonprofit sector, she has been founder, executive director and vice president of development for the past 30 years of major national nonprofits, ranging from Operation Smile International to Ford’s Theater. She offers strategic planning, marketing, and annual and capital campaign fundraising support.

Joel Kessler
Strategic Planning, Business Development/Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations
Joel is a management professional with comprehensive knowledge of sales, marketing and public relations, networking, business development/fundraising along with a strong financial background.  He has exceptional team building knowledge with strong communication and motivational skills. He is committed to the highest standards in professionalism and service.

Arnold Klinsky – Klinsky Consulting
(239) 514-4481
Board Governance, HR, Marketing, Management/Leadership, Event Planning
With more than 40 years in broadcasting, Arnold Klinsky spent 28 years as general manager for the NBC television station in Rochester, N.Y. He has served in leadership positions with more than 25 nonprofits, ranging from higher education, to health care, arts, culture, and social services. He has led capital campaigns, trained and motivated volunteers in fundraising, managed special events, worked with numerous foundations, and served as senior consultant with Riley Philanthropy in Naples.

David Langiulli
Strategic Planning, Team Building, Board/CEO Relationships, Leadership Coaching
David Langiulli is a certified professional coach who works with a nonprofit leaders to help them flourish and thrive. David’s experience spans the nonprofit and corporate sectors over nearly three decades. Most recently he led a fundraising team at Princeton University.  Several thousand nonprofit leaders interested in self-development, leadership, and management follow David’s blog on LinkedIn. (  David holds a master’s degrees in business and engineering, as well as an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics-engineering.

Robin Larkin – Performance Management Associates
(239) 227-9968
Board Governance, Volunteer Management, Management/Leadership
As a partner in Performance Management Associates since 1998, Robin brings years of consulting services with nonprofit organizations. As a consultant, she has provided project management, communications, and leadership development workshops for nonprofit organizations and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University. Additionally, she has conducted board development workshops and retreats and chaired several nonprofit boards.

Hermina (Mina) Merkel
(239) 227-7628
Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Fundraising, HR, Volunteer Management, Management/Leadership
With 29 years of global consulting, Mina Merkel provides her clients with a high level of experience in executive coaching, strategic planning, change management, organizational and leadership development, board governance, fundraising, and recruitment programs that will increase an organization’s effectiveness. Mina also custom designs retreats, workshops and special events for board governance.

Birgit Pauli-Haack – Pauli Systems, LC
(239) 331-5878
Donor management, IT Technology, Email Marketing and Web Development
Birgit Pauli-Haack, is the founder of Pauli Systems, an IT strategy, implementation and web technology company. She and her team of software engineers, designers and project managers help clients better connect with their donors and supporters online. Locally she has developed the holistic digital presence for the Safe and Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County, Child Care Resources and Rural Neighborhoods. She has been co-organizer of Tech4Good SWFL, an organization of over 40 nonprofits in SWFL. She has implemented leadership digital literacy education and donor management for regional and national organizations as speaker at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), the largest group of nonprofit technologists in the US, as well as TechNow and WordCamps. She has been one of the first faculty members of TechSoup’s Online training program.

Claudia Polzin – Independent Consultant to Nonprofits
(239) 290-9433
Board Governance, Fund Raising, Management/Leadership
Claudia provides quality assistance to nonprofits in Southwest Florida in organizational development, board development and retention, and analysis of mission and programs developed. Her key to success is meeting the mission of the organization and developing programs that exemplify that mission and speak to donors and the community in a positive way. She focuses the non-profits on areas that they could and should collaborate with other nonprofits to maximize their effectiveness and reach into the community.

Sondra Quinn – Sondra Quinn Consulting, LLC
BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT)
(239) 370-0633
Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Volunteer Management, Management/Leadership
Serving as CEO of Naples Botanical Garden, Orlando Science Center and interim executive director of Capitol Children’s Museum, Washington, D.C., Sondra’s experience is wide-ranging. She has participated and led in the following areas: strategic planning and leadership (spearheaded planning and developed leadership team for new 200,000 sq. ft. science center); board governance (served as president/governance chair, conducted orientation/board development for five boards); volunteer management (launched three major museum volunteer programs); and grant writing (collaborated on successful $16M capital grant).

John Riley – Riley Philanthropy
Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns, Strategic and Fundraising Planning, Board and Staff Training
Riley Philanthropy is a full-service consulting firm focused on the best practices of nonprofit fundraising and management. At Riley Philanthropy, we are more than just consultants; we prefer to work with clients through all aspects of planning and implementation – in the office, in the boardroom, and in the field.

Sheryl Soukup – Soukup Strategic Solutions, Inc.
(239) 745-7818
Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Fundraising, Marketing, Grant Writing, Volunteer Management, Event Planning
Soukup Strategic Solutions provides nonprofits with strategic planning, board development, grant writing and development of fundraising and marketing plans. Additional services include focus groups, program development and evaluation, coalition building, event planning, annual fund management, and meeting facilitation. Among others, the company has successfully performed locally all the foregoing services for New Horizons of Southwest Florida.

Adam Wilczewski – Averill Fundraising Solutions

(202) 491-7552
Campaign and Strategic Direction, Campaign Planning and Feasibility Studies, Institutional Capacity Building and Leadership Learning
Adam Wilczewski has nearly two decades of management experience spanning multiple sectors and industries, including not-for-profits, the federal government, trade associations and political campaigns.  He is known for his ability to turn around and grow organizations, build and motivate high-performing teams, fund-raise, increase organizational capacity, and enhance accountability.

Sallie Williams – The Williams Consulting Group, LLC
(239) 394-4062
Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Fundraising
Sallie Williams, CFRE, has more than 38 years fundraising experience in advising organizations in their major gifts, capital and endowment fund campaigns. Her significant experience in strategic planning, business development and project management helps organizations reach their full potential. Ms. Williams brings a broad range of perspectives as she has personal experience in the roles of executive director, board member, staff, volunteer, donor, and consultant.

Hot Topics

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Reference Materials


Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) – At Hodges University

Other Tools

Council on Foundations A membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations, with a mission to promote responsible and ethical philanthropy.
GuideStar The source for financial information for 800,000 charitable organizations.
TechSoup Purchase technology at discounted prices and gather tech information and tools.
The Foundation Center Information for grantseekers and grantmakers.
Board Cafe A free, easy way to improve your Board.
The Grantsmanship Center Training and information on grant seeking and proposal writing.
Board Source Information on building stronger charitable, not-for-profit organizations and boards
Charity Channel Offers eNewsletters on Fund Raising, Board Governance, Volunteer Management, Nonprofit Consulting, and Book Reviews of nonprofit resources.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center An excellent resource on all types of risk management issues for nonprofits.