Hudson Valley Nonprofit Consultants

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The HVNC mission is to create a community of consultants coming together for peer support and learning that strengthens professional services to the nonprofit sector in the Hudson Valley.

ASK AN EXPERT: Free service for Hudson Valley Nonprofits

→ Looking for guidance on a project?
→ Need advice or resources to address a problem?
→ Unsure if your organization is up to date with trends and best practices?

Hudson Valley Nonprofit Consultants is a professional network founded on the belief that communities are stronger and more resilient when we work collaboratively to address challenges and maximize opportunities. With the shared knowledge and expertise within the HVNC network, we strengthen our vital nonprofit organizations and, together, help our Hudson Valley communities to thrive.

Find out how your nonprofit can benefit from HVNC expertise with a free 1-hour consultation. Here’s how ASK AN EXPERT works:

  • Executive Director or Board Chair completes the Ask an Expert Form.
  • HVNC matches your nonprofit with a consultant based on request topic and expert’s skill set and availability.
  • Connect via Zoom or in person for a scheduled 60-minute pro bono conversation.

ASK AN EXPERT is a voluntary service. Following a session, an organization may:

  • Implement recommended next steps on your own.
  • Agree on contracted paid services with one or more HVNC consultants.

No obligation for nonprofit or consultant beyond the pro bono meeting. All sessions are completely confidential. Limit of one Ask an Expert session per organization per year.


Audits and Tax Returns • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Justice • Financial Management • Fundraising • Governance & Leadership • Grant Writing • Human Resources • Marketing/Communications • Social Media & Videography • Strategic Planning • Technology Use/Management • Website Design & Development


Expect a response within 48 hours with questions or your consultant match.


Who has the expertise your nonprofit can tap through an ASK AN EXPERT consultation? Browse our Expert Directory of HVNC professionals. Ask an Expert is a matched service but all HVNC consultants are available for direct contact and hire. There’s a unique page for each professional with an overview of services. Take a look and meet new or familiar names with skills and savvy to boost your organization.

Stronger Together
photo credit Gloria Waslyn

How One Great Collaboration Can Lead to Another …

HVNC has roots in Nonprofits TALK, founded by Susan J. Ragusa (center), and Stronger Together, a joint initiative spearheaded by Ragusa, Keith Timko of the Support Center in New York City (second from left), and Tonia Papke (far right), founder of MDI Consulting and Support Center Leadership Council member, with key support from William Calderara (far left), President and CEO of Ulster Savings Bank, which hosted the Stronger Together kickoff, and interest of officials like Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan (second from right).

To begin at the beginning … a monthly workshop for nonprofit professionals, then a mega-collaboration aimed at identifying and connecting nonprofits with needed services—then slightly interrupted by the advent of a pandemic—evolved into HVNC.

Read the full “creation story” of HVNC

Contact HVNC lead consultants Susan Ragusa and Tonia Papke for questions and to learn more about HVNC.