Are the demands of day-to-day operations trumping longer-term initiatives?
Is there a strategic project you don’t have the expertise or resources to tackle?
If you answered “yes,” consider the criteria below to see if you’re a good fit for PennPAC.
PennPAC seeks to work with clients who demonstrate the organizational capacity to support our consulting teams and to implement our recommendations to bring about lasting, meaningful impact.
Eligibility Criteria (full engagements*)
3+ full-time, paid staff
Operating budget of $350k+
Does not promote a religious or political belief
Ability to meet with consulting team outside business hours (typically 3 meetings will be held on a weeknight from 7pm to 9pm)
Prior clients may apply 12+ months after their last engagement
Note: Smaller nonprofits will be considered for mini projects.
To further assure success of our projects, we look for organizations with
Executive Director sponsorship and key staff champion
Organizational stability and capacity, e.g. not in the midst of a leadership transition or during the same period as other competing priorities
Goals that are well-defined and achievable by a team of 6 consultants working 3-5 hours/ week over 8 weeks
Proposed project represent a high priority strategic challenge in an area such as:
We’re sorry but we don’t:
Create brand/style guides
Recruit board members
Please note that PennPAC requests an Engagement Fee of $1,000 ($750 for mini projects) at the conclusion of each engagement to help offset administrative expenses associated with initiating and overseeing projects.
PennPAC has helped 150 nonprofits and provided 35,000 service hours