Consultants Resource Bank

Alan Cantor

Alan Cantor Consulting, LLC
Phone: 855-243-5636

I started Alan Cantor Consulting LLC in 2012 after 30 years of work at NH nonprofits. During my career, I served as executive director, vice president for philanthropy/development, and vice president for gift planning. I have also been a Board member and chair. All of which is to say, I have a lot of on-the-ground experience.

I focus on helping community-based nonprofits set their strategic priorities and raise funds to meet their missions. I also help organizations reform their governance structures and build Board effectiveness. (Often, Boards and committees meet and work according to the needs and habits of ten or fifteen years earlier. I try to help organizations sort out what they need to do now, and how to use their volunteer leadership and staff time efficiently and effectively.) I work with organizations around the country, but my focus is on nonprofits in New Hampshire and New England. After all -- I love New Hampshire, so why spend time in airports if I can work here?

Along with my direct work with clients, I am a presenter and writer on philanthropic issues. I'm a frequent contributor to the Chronicle of Philanthropy and other journals; I've been quoted in The New York Times, Barron's, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, The Nonprofit Times, Advancing Philanthropy, The Daily Beast, and; I have a well-read blog at my website; and I'm in demand as a keynote speaker at conferences around the country.

I believe that there are certain truisms about nonprofits and development, but that each organization has its own culture, history, mission, stories, and personalities. I take pride in listening to my clients, analyzing their particular situations, and helping them -- diplomatically, but directly -- solve their issues. And I try to add humor and fun. Nonprofit leadership is hard work. We might as well laugh a little bit along the way!

Specialties: Board Governance/Development, Communications/Marketing, Fundraising/Fund Development, HR - Executive Coaching, Organizational Planning/Development, Organizational Planning - Collaboration/Mergers, Organizational Planning - Mission & Vision Planning, Organizational Planning - Organizational Assessment, Strategic/Business Plan Development


Loon Preservation Committee
Harry Vogel - Executive Director
P.O. Box 604
Moultonborough , NH 03254

Faciliated a full-day board-and-staff strategic planning retreat; provided governance training; and served as an executive mentor/coach.

New Hampshire Humanities Council
Debbie Watrous - Executive Director
117 Pleasant Street
Concord , NH 03301
(603) 224-4071

Conducted feasibility study for a major campaign, and now serving as campaign counsel.

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