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Spitzberg Advisors provides strategic consulting services to nonprofit organizations of all types. As former nonprofit executives and managers, we make sure to bring our experience within the nonprofit world to every engagement. We understand what you need (and don't need) from a nonprofit consultant.

Our services include: business plans for startups or established organizations looking to launch new programs; fundraising, programming and operational planning; and strategic planning for organizations of all sizes. With a focus on implementation, we not only make sure our plans translate directly to action - we can also take on many of the next steps in these plans - or other projects you have on tap - ourselves, adding capacity to your organization and helping you get traction. We also provide strategic facilitation of engaging retreats and other events for board and staff, interim leadership, and coaching.

Ed Spitzberg, founder and principal of Spitzberg Advisors, is a nonprofit executive and fundraiser with almost two decades’ experience in the field, with a specialty in arts, humanities, and education organizations. Whether as a solo consultant or with his team of experts, Ed and Spitzberg Advisors apply careful thought, creativity, and commitment to your engagement. Ed is a frequent speaker, and has been invited for presentations and panels by Americans for the Arts, National Afterschool Association, Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development for Small Island Developing States, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,  Dance Metro DC, and others. Meet Our Team »

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Our Services

Whether you need a business plan for your new organization or program, a development plan to jumpstart your fundraising, or to develop and lead a productive and engaging staff or board retreat, we can help your nonprofit succeed and grow. And not just planning - we can roll up our sleeves and lead and/or add capacity to most projects, whether from a plan we've worked on together or a project you have ready to go.

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Our Clients

Recent clients include a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer & national arts leader seeking to launch a new national arts education non-profit, a joint venture between the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Aruba focusing on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals around youth, the United States-Japan Bridging Foundation, Americans for the Arts, the DC Youth Orchestra Program, Capital City Symphony, Gourmet Symphony, Hyattsville Aging in Place, and the Voter Participation Center.

Ed also has been selected as one of Maryland Nonprofits’ consultants.

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Our Work

Recent projects include a business plan for a client's national arts education venture, a fundraising planning project for a youth orchestra, a strategic planning process and retreat for a voter participation organization, working with the Aruba’s Ministry of Education to plan implementation for an island-wide afterschool program, interim leadership for an international education organization, and a presentation on Afterschool Programs & the UN's Global Goals  at the request of the Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development for Small Island Developing States, in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Aruba. Hear Ed discuss how he partners with nonprofits on this podcast.

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“Ed combined his strategic thinking and project management skills with his deep content knowledge to help me create a deeply researched and actionable business plan. Ed is not only a strong problem-solver, but also a great collaborator.”
— John Abodeely, CEO, Houston Arts Alliance
“I very much appreciate the issues, conversations and considerations that were surfaced as a result of our strategic planning retreat. Were it not for Spitzberg Advisors, such issues would not have been brought to life, nor would there have been an impetus for change - or perhaps even a conversation around such issues. Your patience, guidance and expertise were beyond welcome.”
— Marissa McBride, Executive Director, Voter Participation Center
“Spitzberg Advisors proved to be an invaluable resource for our growing non-profit as we worked through an executive transition. Ed was a joy to work with and his insight and guidance helped us identify unique problems and implement proactive processes that we otherwise would not have been able to without his expertise and consultation.”
— John Coco, Board President, Gourmet Symphony