Term Organizational Consultation/Technical Assistance
Code TO-6000
Definition Programs that assess the needs of nonprofit organizations, small businesses, government organizations and other groups and offer information, guidance and problem solving assistance regarding specific approaches that management and program staff can use to solve targeted problems and achieve stated goals and objectives. Consultants may help their clients diagnose organizational strengths and weaknesses, serve as experts in a particular area, identify best practices and mechanisms for disseminating them, facilitate processes in which staff of the organization consider a problem and define the solution, serve as a "coach" who helps staff discover and utilize their own experience and expertise to reach decisions, and/or take on specific work within the organization as an "extra pair of hands" augmenting available staff.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 7/26/07
Use References Management Consultation Services
Organizational Consultation
Technical Assistance
See Also References Technical Assistance Funds (TB-0700.2200-850)
External Classification Terms Consultation & Technical Assistance (Air Pollution Control) (UW 5.3.07.02)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Arts) (UW 7.6.07.02)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Child Protection) (UW 6.4.07.02)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Cultural/Spiritual Dev) (UW 7.6.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Economic Development) (UW 1.4.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Education) (UW 4.3.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Environmental Quality) (UW 5.3.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Fire Prevent/Control) (UW 6.4.07.05)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Flood Prevent/Control) (UW 6.4.07.04)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Food/Agric/Nutrition) (UW 3.5.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Health Programs) (UW 2.4.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Housing) (UW 3.6.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Humanities) (UW 7.6.07.03)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Law Enforce/Correct) (UW 6.4.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Minority Economic Devt) (UW 1.4.07.02)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Natural Resources Cons) (UW 5.3.07.04)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Radiation, Radioactive) (UW 6.4.07.03)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Recreation) (UW 7.5.07.02)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Social Development) (UW 7.5.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Social Services) (UW 7.4.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Transportation) (UW 3.7.07.01)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Volunteerism) (UW 8.1.03.04)
Consultation & Technical Assistance (Water Pollution Control (UW 5.3.07.03)
Management Consultation and Technical Assistance (UW 8.2.02.12)
Management & Technical Assistance (A) (NTE A02)
Management & Technical Assistance (B) (NTE B02)
Management & Technical Assistance (C) (NTE C02)
Management & Technical Assistance (D) (NTE D02)
Management & Technical Assistance (E) (NTE E02)
Management & Technical Assistance (F) (NTE F02)
Management & Technical Assistance (G) (NTE G02)
Management & Technical Assistance (H) (NTE H02)
Management & Technical Assistance (I) (NTE I02)
Management & Technical Assistance (J) (NTE J02)
Management & Technical Assistance (K) (NTE K02)
Management & Technical Assistance (L) (NTE L02)
Management & Technical Assistance (M) (NTE M02)
Management & Technical Assistance (N) (NTE N02)
Management & Technical Assistance (O) (NTE O02)
Management & Technical Assistance (P) (NTE P02)
Management & Technical Assistance (Q) (NTE Q02)
Management & Technical Assistance (R) (NTE R02)
Management & Technical Assistance (S) (NTE S02)
Management & Technical Assistance (T) (NTE T02)
Management & Technical Assistance (W) (NTE W02)
Management & Technical Assistance (X) (NTE X02)
Management & Technical Assistance (Y) (NTE Y02)
Nonprofit Management (NTE S50)
Organizational Development & Training (NPC S04)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Related Concepts Modality/Delivery Format
Facet Modality/Delivery Format
Comments
Bibliographic References “Piecing Together the Mosaic: Consulting in the Nonprofit Sector, Highlights from the Institute of Nonprofit Consulting, Presented by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services: Tom Battin, Jude Kaye, Annual Conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, June 19-22, 2003, Houston, Texas

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