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Strengthening organizations so they succeed

Organizational and fund development expertise

Attain the next level of success for your nonprofit

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“While focusing on the best interest of those served is the utmost importance, we cannot do so without making a profit. It is up to an organization to develop diversified funding sources in order to reinvest its profits. If we fail to do this, we will not be able to achieve our mission.” — Alisa


Alisa Chatinsky has a spent the past 20 years helping non-profit achieve success. She uses a common-sense business approach, urging CEOs and directors to remove their social work hats, and replace them with their for-profit business hats.

Working in $250,000 – $26M non-profits, Alisa brings her wealth of knowledge to her consulting clients. Whether you are a long-standing or start-up organization, Alisa will provide you with an in-depth assessment and detailed scope of work describing the outcomes of her work with your organization.

Charge Forward

Tailored, practical approach to organizational change

Combining her business acumen and her love for nonprofits, Alisa offers her consulting services based on the unique needs of each organization. She works with your nonprofit leadership to identify the organization’s greatest needs and goals. Upon completion of the assessment, Alisa presents to the senior leadership and/or board of directors with a thorough scope of work and timeline to help your nonprofit attain the next level of success.

Based on the organization’s needs, Alisa has a team of dedicated C-level professionals from which she draws. Whether it be administration, finance, programs or fund development, NPO Success has what your organization needs to move upward.

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  • Our Specialties
  • Interim Development Director/CDO
  • Interim Executive Director/CEO
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Assessments
  • Financial Best Practices
  • Board Training & Development
  • Development Plans
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Direct Mail & E-fundraising
  • Social Media
  • Annual Giving Circles
  • Legacy Societies




  • Provided organizational assessment and subsequent work plan to guide agency from decline to growth stage
  • Strong fiscal management , organizational restructure, and increased private funding resulted in turning a project $137K deficit into $20K profit in nine months
  • Engaged with local governments to advocate for human services support for women experiencing homelessness
  • Directed most successful fundraiser to date netting over $265K
  • Completed $1.4M campaign, exceeding original goal by $200K


  • Increased number tax credit gifts 11% and increase $ tax credit gifts 19%
  • Increased 122 new donors
  • Directed most successful fundraiser to date, netting more than $170K
  • Revamped website
  • Began social media campaign resulting in 955 Follower growth in first 45 days | 37,909 reach

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  • Developed and implemented $3M capital campaign
  • Revamped website
  • Increased tax credit campaign more than $250K

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  • Received more than $500,000 in new funding
  • Wrote and implemented foundation development plan

“Interim EDs are not simply board members or staff who sit in the executive director’s seat for a few weeks or months until a new director is found. Interim EDs are highly skilled managers who temporarily take the helm of an organization (four to eight months on average), help the board and staff address important systems and capacity issues, and lay the groundwork for the permanent leader’s success…”

© 2005, The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Annie E Casey Foundation
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Executive Transitions Monograph Series, Vol. 2


The More You Know


No matter how successful your organization’s fundraising efforts have been, transitioning a development director always slows your momentum.


A potential client recently contacted me about assisting with a case for support. “Can’t I do this myself?” she asked.


Whether in startup phase or a 20+ year-old organization, grant preparedness is essential before a pen is ever put to paper (so to speak)


What People Are Saying

{"Alisa has been a pillar of guidance, support, and inspiration to the work we do at Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. Her nonprofit leadership expertise is profound and her sense of what’s needed next is commending. Our revenue has increased, internal structure has become more streamlined, our Executive Board has grown, and we successfully launched our capital campaign. Working with Alisa is the best decision we have ever made!"
Chrisie Funari
President and Founder, Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children
{“I have relied on Alisa’s expertise for more than 20 years. She is a consummate professional whose passion for increasing a nonprofit’s capacity is evident in all her work. She utilizes her expertise to guide an organization no matter its lifecycle stage. Alisa is a get-it-done person, whom I am proud to call my friend.”
Lisa Glow, JD
Chief Executive Officer, Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)
{“I appreciate the service quality that you brought to Arizona Helping Hands. You are a class act and a true professional. The service you have provided to me and the organization has truly added value. My sincere appreciation for all your hard work.”
Dan Shufelt
Former President & CEO, Arizona Helping Hands
{“I want to share how deeply I appreciate the way you’ve thrown yourself in to shifting our development efforts to a new level of professionalism, prepped for a transition. I value you so much as a colleague, trusted advisor, passionate advocate and friend.”
Cindy Ornstein
Executive Director, Mesa Arts Center
{"Can I just say, thank you.  I have appreciated you to no end during your time here.  You have set us up in such a thoughtful way. Engagement is in a better place because of your work."
Mandi Tripoli
Director of Community-Engaged Practices, Mesa Arts Center | Arts in Mind Engagement
{“I certainly appreciate Alisa’s willingness and efforts.”
Mark Publow
Chief Development Officer, Children's Defense Fund
{“Alisa did a masterful job building our strategic plan. She met with board members both individually and collectively and helped us build a road map that we will use for years to come. Alisa greatly exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend her.”
Mark Stodola
Chairman of the Board, Daring Adventures
{Alisa and NPO Success was a game changer for our organization. We had only had our 501(c)3 for a short time and were floundering. Alisa took us from a small, struggling nonprofit to a fully functioning, successful organization. She helped us develop policies, build a strong board, and improve our mission statement. Alisa directed us on how to apply for grants and how to find and engage donors. We knew we were bringing joy to children and that had been our main focus, she essentially taught us how to be an actual nonprofit. To this day, Alisa is still someone I will call with questions or for input. She is the BEST!!!
Erika Cowell
Executive Director & Colten's Mom, Colten Cowell Foundation
{“The Board is thankful to Alisa for her brilliant leadership of our organization during the past 3 years, through many significant challenges and opportunities, during a pandemic, with incredible passion and expertise. Each of us that had the opportunity to work with her learned so much, and the organization grew and matured under her wise leadership. We thank her specially for hiring, retaining, and grooming our incoming leadership team.”
Maya Subramanian
Board Chair, The Sophia Way

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