Services

Consulting & Coach

 

I empower professionals and organizations with tools and services to unleash their mission.

Specialties

What can I do for you

I rely on a results-based approach to leading projects, starting with the end-results in mind and reverse engineering the project plan in order to ensure success. This approach, along with our emphasis on relationship-building, supports the effective planning and implementation of your project.

Governance & Leadership

No matter how sound your management practices are and how dynamic your staff are, you are missing opportunities when your board is underperforming.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Acces (IDEA) Day-Training

Sessions custom tailored to your groups internal culture and coaching to support your journey to better IDEA practices and norms. 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Acces Workshops

Sessions custom tailored to your groups internal culture and coaching to support your journey to better IDEA practices and norms. 

Systems & INfrastructure

It’s the tools and structures that magnify your organization’s productivity.

Assessment & Evaluation

You don’t have to be an assessment expert to employ sound practices within your organization.

Process

How It Works

Schedulea free 1:1

This is an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss your needs.

Define Project Scope

Having learned about your needs, I will develop a set of recommendations and how I can support those recommendations.

Execute & Monitor

Once we are in agreement on the scope of work, I will work along side you and your team to execute and manage the scope of work.

Clients

Trusted by Groups Across The Country

Organizational Consultant

About Me

About the Founder

"Given a hand. Giving a hand."

I am an immigrant and Indigenous person from El Salvador. When I was 9 years old, I moved to an impoverished community in rural California. My hardworking mother believed that my education was the key to a better life. I benefited from a multitude of supports throughout my educational journey, and my professional career has focused on creating pathways of opportunities for others in the community. 

As I work with you, I incorporate my lived-experiences from a bilingual, bicultural, and rural background gain insights into the practical and effective methods of communicating with a range of stakeholders, building relationships, and identifying opportunities for dynamic partnerships.

Kelvin Alfaro

Founder & Leader Consultant

Qualifications & Experience

A strategic, well-connected executive with almost 20 years’ experience in corporate and nonprofit strategy, business, community, and program development and fundraising, and finance.

Education

  • Masters Business Administration
  • Bachelors of Sciences in Psychology
  • Bachelors of Arts in Sociology
  • Certified Nonprofit Professional
  • Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting

Experience

  • 10 years in Philanthropy
  • 12 years supporting organizational success
  • 10+ years bridging research, evaluation, and practice
  • 5 years of leading program evaluation studies

Workshops & training

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)

This session creates a common understanding what it means to be an anti-racist ally/organization and lays a foundation for the journey to advance racial equity within groups and organizations.

Questions about IDEA Workshops & Training

Why include Access as part of the IDEA framework?

Access is the commitment to foster attitudes, behaviors, and procedures to facilitate access that promotes equity and diversity, fosters inclusion, and allows people to maximize their contribution to our organization and the communities that we serve. Diversity is where everyone is invited to the party; equity means that everyone gets to contribute to the playlist; inclusion means that everyone has the opportunity to dance. Access is about the commitment to DE&I work over the long-run and ensuring that the systems and processes of the group do not re-enforce racist ideas.  

Workflows and Processes

Need to develop an employee handbook? Need new mentoring and Coaching tools for Staff? Want to conduct a 360 CEO Evaluation? We can help.

Strategic Working Tools

Have a strategic plan that is being underutilized? You may be missing a key component that many nonprofits consultants fail to provide their clients. We implement the Objectives and Key Results (OKRS) framework to cascade and align goals at all levels of the organization.

It’s the tools and structures that magnify your organization’s productivity.

Systems & Infrastructure

An organization with the right systems & infrastructure is the basis of a foundation for successful community change. But even though they’re often a major revenue source, a solid foundation of systems & infrastructure is commonly neglected.

Example support for Systems & Infrastructure

Start Up Process

Thinking about starting a nonprofit organization? Lets our team guide you through the process.

Workflows and Processes

Need to develop an employee handbook? Need new mentoring and Coaching tools for Staff? Want to conduct a 360 CEO Evaluation? We can help.

Strategic Working Tools

Have a strategic plan that is being underutilized? You may be missing a key component that many nonprofits consultants fail to provide their clients. We implement the Objectives and Key Results (OKRS) framework to cascade and align goals at all levels of the organization.

You don’t have to be an assessment expert to employ sound practices within your organization.

Assessment & Evaluation

Here we present the basic concepts you need to know to become more systematic in your assessment planning and implementation.

Example Supports for Assessment & Evaluation

CRM Strategy and Design

With a clear vision and strategy, a CRM system becomes an invaluable tool in supporting and delivering your mission. I guide you to develop a CRM vision to clearly define your needs and goals, and then build a detailed CRM strategy roadmap that serves your mission now and into the future.

Program Design and Evaluation

Program design should fit your mission, organizational capacity, funding sources, and core competencies. All programs should be designed with clear goals, outcomes, and measures. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Simplicity is best, so you end up with programs that work. We help you identify key indicators of success for which you can collect qualitative and quantitative data as part of daily program operations, using existing resources or systems.

Data Migration and Training

I align your strategy, technology, people and processes to match your CRM vision– while deftly guiding your team through the changes that will impact your organization.

No matter how sound your management practices are and how dynamic your staff are, you are missing opportunities when your board is underperforming.

Governance &Leadership

The same is true when your staff does not have the tools to succeed. Maximize the potential contributions of your board and staff to advance your missions.

Example Supports for Governance & Leadership 

Board and Staff Training

We provide training on a variety of subjects, including clarifying the roles of board and staff; attracting, cultivating, and keeping donors; understanding planned giving and creating an effective gift planning program and building a culture of philanthropy. We demystify fundraising and to change the development process from a subject of apprehension to one of excitement and opportunity.

Strategic Planning and OKRS

We help staff and board leadership undertake strategic planning processes that promote a deeper understanding of institutional values, an appreciation for external challenges, and a focus on critical–and often overlooked–issues.

BoardSource Governance Training

We train board members on the role of an effective board and assess, strengthen and energize your board members to meet the challenges of today… and tomorrow.

Get In Touch

Madison, WI. 53719
+1 608.373.5653
kelvin@alfaro.io