Our Nonprofit Consultants can guide you to solutions.

M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group LLC specializes in working with nonprofit organizations to establish and accomplish goals, strengthen leadership, and develop organizational capacity in support of achieving your mission. We focus on a collaborative and strategic approach with clients to meet their unique needs.

Whether you are looking for short term advising or long term planning M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group is ready to start the conversation.

Our Areas of Consultation

M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group takes pride in offering comprehensive support for a broad spectrum of business disciplines.

Organizational Development

We provide strategic and tactical evaluation, and direction to position your organization for sustainability and overall success. M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group serves as a Leadership Development Coach to facilitate board and staff retreats, governance oversight, change management, strategic visioning and planning, and more.

Communications and Marketing

Getting your message and mission out to your target audience is a must for nonprofit organizations. From public relations to social media strategy and content analysis to media relations, our team collaborates with you to craft a plan that is impactful.

Fundraising and Grant Writing

We understand fundraising. It is relationships, strategy, consistency and stewardship. We offer Grant Writing Services as well as a broad range of fundraising support from annual planning to donor relations, leading your organization to strong financial sustainability.

Operations and Human Resource Management

Our nonprofit operations consulting services help identify your needs and guide you towards a more successful path. We work with you to develop and implement organizational structure including policies and procedure, and financial and human resource management.

What To Expect When We Collaborate

Your organization benefits from a custom consulting plan designed to match your needs, budget, and capacity. M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group will constantly evaluate our work to ensure you have the tools you need to succeed. As nonprofit consultants, we focus on collaboration with you, your staff, and board to provide a clear roadmap for achievement. M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group is committed to your success, even beyond our consultation.

About Our Nonprofit Consulting Firm

The women of M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group are knowledgeable and have the expertise of 100+ years combined experience in the nonprofit and for profit business sectors. We provide our clients with exceptional service. We have served in both C-suite and board leadership , giving us the insider’s knowledge of best practices to implement for organizations.

We’re Passionate

M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group has a heart to serve others and support the community around us. We aim to be outstanding guides and trusted partners who provide results for your organization. By working with our team of knowledgeable consultants, you and your team will gain insight to confidently lead your organization to the next level. Our full-service capabilities allow you to focus on what matters most, your mission.

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Let’s Work Together!

Let us know what you are looking for and how we can help your organization better perform!

M. Leslie Palmer
Founding Principal | Managing Consultant

With decades of for-profit and nonprofit experience, Leslie shares her expertise and partners with other strong practitioners to help grow the capacity and success of the nonprofit community. Leslie brings practical experience to clients, having served on numerous boards of nonprofit organizations. Leslie has significant experiences on the other side of the table, as well, having worked in leadership and management for organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio, American Red Cross, City Year San Antonio and World Affairs Council of San Antonio. Leslie is a dedicated maven, leader, and perceptor who strives to embolden clients to achieve their goals. Originally from Newport, RI, Leslie is a graduate of Villanova University.

Denise E. Bennett

As a specialized writer of grants, policies, procedures and well-told stories, Denise’s career spans more than 35 years of for-profit and nonprofit experience in the medical, banking and social services professions. Her financial acuity and love of writing led her to a successful career in grant writing and nonprofit fundraising. Denise has significant experience in fund development, grant writing and management, as well as operations oversight for a variety of nonprofit organizations. An achievement-focused innovator, she is a strong collaborator and strategic thinker, able to resolve workplace challenges. Denise is a graduate of Belmont University and has an MBA from Keller School of Management.