Our Services

Northampton Advisors provides a wide range of consultative services for nonprofit boards and management, including:

Governance Assessments

Recruitment and On-Boarding

Board Education

Crisis Management Support

Governance Assessments

Northampton Advisors will review key organizational documents and conduct focused leadership interviews to assess the organization’s governance processes.

Having identified an agency’s governance gaps, Northampton Advisors will work with the board, the agency’s Chief Executive and the company’s local advisors to develop action plans to strengthen this key aspect of organizational leadership.

Recruitment and On-Boarding

Since one key to effective governance is a board with diverse skills and backgrounds that understands both the workings of the agency and the industry in which it operates, the recruitment of directors and their initial training is critical.

Northampton Advisors will assess the agency’s current recruitment and onboarding processes and recommend changes that will help the agency recruit knowledgeable directors with diverse skills and backgrounds. Northampton Advisors will then help the agency improve its onboarding processes so that new directors can make an immediate positive impact.

Board Education

To keep the directors up to date on major industry developments and to prepare newer directors for future leadership roles, boards must be committed to receiving continuing education on a broad range of topics, including market trends, critical technological advances, and the changing regulatory environment. In addition, directors should receive training on topics to improve their performance as directors, such as leading effective meetings and understanding the strategic planning process.

Northampton Advisors can work with board leadership to develop relevant educational programs or help them tap into existing programs within their industry.

Crisis Management Support

Periodically, nonprofit organizations find themselves in crisis, brought on by a significant regulatory matter, an unanticipated leadership transition or a financial setback.  In addition to legal, risk, public relations and crisis management consultants, some boards feel the engagement of a governance expert can add a valuable voice to the process.

Northampton Advisors can provide knowledgeable and experienced support to help ensure that the board is well-informed and takes an organized, well-structured, and thoughtful approach to its leadership decisions.

About Northampton Advisors

Building Better Nonprofit Boards

Northampton Advisors was created to improve the performance of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their governance function. Northampton Advisors helps boards build effective governance structures and works to equip directors with the knowledge they need to meet the expectations placed upon them by their agency and the rules under which it operates.

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