Working together to strengthen our community

PEF works with the Center for Nonprofits in a number of ways and we have had very positive experiences.  The Center provides a customized approach to its consulting services, which means that we get the specific services we need, not something that was developed for another organization or setting.  I feel that the Center helps us build capacity and adds significant value to the regional community. 

- Christa Payne, Vice President for External Relations, Public Education Foundation


The Center for Nonprofits offers a variety of consulting and facilitation services to help Chattanooga’s nonprofit community fulfill their missions effectively and efficiently.  We offer a customized approach to consulting; ensuring that each member or client receives tailored services that are impactful for the long-term for their unique organization.  We are proud to have worked with hundreds of regional nonprofits to provide the right consulting services for them.  

Examples of past consulting services include strategic planning, board training and development, facilitation of staff and board retreats, customized training on a variety of topics (such as grant writing, time management, diversity in the workplace, and facilitation techniques), marketing, and assistance with developing grant proposals.

From our Consulting Clients:

The Center for Nonprofits has been a tremendous resource for me as a board member and for the organizations I serve.  From board development to help with human resources and fundraising, I have been thrilled with the Center’s responsiveness and their ability to provide practical, hands-on training and resources tailored to our unique needs.  I will continue to seek out the Center for Nonprofits for consulting help and would recommend them to others as well.

-Nora Bernhardt, Board Member, Center for Mindful Living and Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center 

The Center for Nonprofits has been an incredibly important resource for me personally and for A Step Ahead.  The Center works to see each client as its own entity in order to deliver reasonably priced advice, resources, and consulting services tailored to that client’s needs. Based on input from other directors, I gather it’s rare to find a consulting service this responsive and efficient. I guess I was just fortunate that my first experience was with the Center for Nonprofits.

-Rachel Schulson, Executive Director, A Step Ahead Foundation Chattanooga

For more information about any of our consulting services, please the Center for Nonprofits (423) 752-0300 or