SOAR management consultants work alongside other accomplished professionals to develop fresh and strategic solutions to organizational issues facing local nonprofits and public agencies. Consultants broaden professional connections and grow their own skill sets while making an important difference in communities throughout Greater Boston.

Why Become a SOAR Management Consultant?

  • Provide valuable and needed support to nonprofits that enrich our Greater Boston communities
  • Share your professional experience, with a flexible schedule that works for you
  • Network with leaders from different fields who share your commitment
  • Participate in professional development opportunities

How Does the Consultation Process Work?

  • SOAR consultants work in teams supported by an experienced project coach to address strategic client goals
  • Once the project is complete, consultants may continue the relationship with the client through implementation
  • Consultants may complete one or more projects per year, generally lasting from four to nine months, with an average commitment of five hours per week
  • Consultants choose their project assignments
  • Hours are flexible; however, consultants are asked to be available for daytime client meetings

What Are the Qualifications to be a SOAR Management Consultant?

  • Significant executive/professional level experience or relevant specialized skills
  • An ability to collaborate with consultants from diverse backgrounds
  • A desire for new challenges and professional growth

Join Us

Qualified candidates are interviewed and those selected participate in an initial professional development orientation over an eight-week period (five hours per week).

Orientation workshop topics include nonprofit structure, strategic planning, nonprofit finance, program evaluation/outcome measurement, relationship management, and consulting skills. Sessions also include guest speakers. In addition, SOAR Management Consulting Group sponsors frequent professional development workshops to enhance consulting skills and provide networking opportunities for consultants.

To apply to be a SOAR Management Consulting Group consultant, please complete and submit the SOAR Management Consulting Group Consultant Application Form. For more information check out our FAQs  or contact us.

Featured Consultant


Jean Duffy

I’m an engineer with experience developing commercial products and leading large teams of scientists performing advanced research and development. My area of expertise is operations and I currently live in Somerville. For SOAR, I was the project coordinator for a consultation with Parent Talk in Needham reviewing and updating their By-laws, and I was the project coordinator for a team developing a market survey in collaboration with East Boston Social Centers.

My favorite part is working in a team of three SOAR consultants, each contributing different skills and perspectives. I’ve served on non-profit Boards before, and SOAR exposes me to a broad variety of organizations, each with different needs and challenges.  I love the flexibility that allows me to choose when I want to sign up for a project, making it a professionally rewarding activity that fits well with my current lifestyle.