Services for Nonprofits

At Sound Nonprofits, we customize our services to meet the needs of our clients. There isn’t a one-size-fits all solution when it comes to assessing growth opportunities or evaluating existing practices. Our approach is to listen and learn about your organization while applying our industry knowledge to create an outcome that strengthens your nonprofit for a better future.

Below is a sampling of our most popular services.


Assess and develop a program to train and guide the board through implementation of improvements. This may include such elements as a governance assessment, reframing your work, and recruitment assistance.


Facilitate board and staff program development or organizational plans to guide future work. Might include an assessment of the board (SWOT analysis) to help focus the organization building on strengths and opportunities for a stronger future.

Interim Leadership

Serve as an interim CEO, or change agent, during a leadership transition in order to pave the way for success for the new CEO. This position might be to fill an immediate need or to give the organization time to complete an executive search and hire.

Executive Search

Using our extensive network, we complete executive searches for smaller organizations so they can be more successful in selecting a new leader. We have the capacity to work directly with your team while managing a successful process of selecting the new leader of your organization.

Training + Presentation

Customized on-site training, presentations and speaking engagements for groups interested in learning more about nonprofit leadership and management. Includes custom training materials and handouts.


Provide guided groups activities such as planning, policy development, Board recruitment, and organizational retreats. Our focus and custom curriculum will always be on enhancing the group process for a better outcome.


With custom tools, determine strengths and weaknesses in preparation for a plan to improve and enhance organization leadership and management. An assessment of an organization is generally provided in the form of a report.

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Our initial meeting and proposal are free of charge.

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Hear What Our Customers Are Saying

“We are in a much better place than we were when you arrived. Thank you for your blood, sweat & tears!”
Executive DirectorNonprofit
“The information was fantastic! The presenter was knowledgeable. She was a clear communicator”.
ParticipantSecretary of State Training
“CIS of Puyallup greatly appreciated Liz Heath’s professional services. She kept our search committee on track, on time and in line throughout the process. With her assistance we were able to identify top candidates and make a successful selection.”
CIS of Puyallup
“Because of Liz’s extensive nonprofit background in the nonprofit sector she is ideally suited to serve as an Interim Executive Director. There is hardly a situation she hasn’t encountered and resolved. Most of all, her leadership experience enables her to guide an organization successfully through executive transition.”
Frank HagelHagel Search
“We consistently benefit from Liz Heath’s many years of nonprofit experience. When we have questions, she has answers. The depth and breadth of her knowledge is quite amazing, and it really is a gift to be able to turn to her with our questions.”
Consulting Client
“This [nonprofit governance training] helped me see the improvement we can make to ensure the board is strategically focused. The entire event was valuable.”
ParticipantNonprofit Governance Training
“Liz has been working with our board and staff for a couple of years to build a stronger board, clarify roles, establish best practices, and lead us through processes to create a better organization to more effectively serve our participants. Liz has helped our organization grow up and as a result we have a more positive impact on the communities we serve.”
Executive DirectorBoard Development Project