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About Nonprofit.ist

It started with a phone call from a stressed out executive director. She was looking for help with a merger and wondered if I could connect her with the right person. 

Three great consultants sprang to mind.

Then she added the important qualification: they had to have experience with mergers between land trusts.

I was stumped. I knew dozens of qualified folks - but nobody with that exact skill set.

Later that week, I was sitting around a table with a dozen nonprofit consultants. We meet once a month to connect and talk about our challenges. 

And we kept having the same conversation: how do we find more of the work that we want to do?

Suddenly, a lightbulb went off. 

Could I create something that would:

Connect nonprofits to the right expert? 

AND help experts find the right work?

Yes! As a long-time organizer with a love of technology, I knew I could build such a thing. 

And after 9 years of consulting and more than 20 in the nonprofit world, I had a hunch that I could make it work for the sector.

In late 2018, Nonprofit.ist was launched. 

Founder of Nonprofit.ist, Heather Yandow

Heather Yandow 
Nonprofit.ist Founder

We seek to create a more just and equitable nonprofit sector.  

We work to improve the field with opportunities that address diversity, equity and inclusion in both consulting practices and in the nonprofit sector. Since our founding, we’ve pursued this goal in a number of ways:

  • Creating an anti-racist toolkit for nonprofit leaders
  • Engaging our experts in training and professional development around racial equity frameworks, interrogating whiteness, and incorporating equity into their work with nonprofits
  • Ensuring that half of our initial invitations to join the directory went to people of color - and continuing to find ways to create a diverse and inclusive directory that reflects the world we live in.

We’re not done. We know there’s more for us to do and more for us to learn and we are committed to doing the work.

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If you have questions about Nonprofit.ist, I'd love to talk. Just shoot me an email at heather (at) nonprofit.ist


We are proud to partner with:

Standards for Excellence Institute

North Carolina Center for Nonprofits