Consultants

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

Dolan, Simon

Simon Dolan

I have many years of senior general management experience, in both growth and turnaround situations, with particular expertise in strategic planning. Most recently, I was Senior Vice President and General Manager of a $100-200M Business Unit, owned by a succession of public companies, developing and providing embedded software and semiconductor solutions to printer, copier and camera manufacturers in the US and Asia.

My SOAR projects have included consulting to Newton Community Education and Bay Path Elder Services. We worked with Newton Community Education as they refreshed their mission and vision and adult education programs and with Bay Path Elder Services to develop a strategic plan. The projects had a similar focus, yet were very different as they were organizations with very different missions, in different stages of operational planning.

Having retired early, I was looking both for ways to replace the intellectual stimulus of  my professional life as well as an opportunity to do some good in the world – SOAR seemed like a great opportunity to achieve both goals at the same time.

SOAR’s professional development helped me translate my corporate experience to the nonprofit sector. The rewarding experience I have had in the two projects I have undertaken for SOAR has prompted me to join the SOAR Board, where I will be a part of expanding our organization to create a positive impact for our clients and a meaningful and fulfilling experience for our consultants.