About Us

GEORGE M. COLABELLA

Colabella & Associates brings extensive experience and expertise which address the unmet challenges of nonprofits as they seek to expand and enrich services, diversify their revenue streams, expand their circles of supporters, and assess their capacity to address the rapid changes and challenges the sector has seen. With

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What We Provide

Clients are provided with detailed and individualized services, with no standard nor “pre-packaged” strategies nor generic recommendations. Our services are as unique as the organizations which we have the privilege to serve.

Reflective of this commitment, Colabella & Associates offers the following

Strategic Planning

Our approach is completely immersive. Through insightful interviews and a formal session with board members, staff, and key stake-holders, we lay the foundation for organizational goal setting, methods, and assessments.
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Leadership Development and Training

Organizations rise or fall reflective of their leadership. With an extensive background as nonprofit executives and advisors, we are familiar and well­ versed with the challenges facing the multiple levels and layers of complexity related to nonprofit organizations.

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Change Management

The changes we are seeing in society are spiraling at an unprecedented rate. Socio-economic vagaries, pandemic response, health inequity, demographic distributions, sexual/gender identity, and ethnic challenges are but a few of the contributing factors effecting this change.

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Partnerships

Colabella & Associates links organizations with forward thinking corporations, individuals, and social impact leaders. With a stellar track record in this area, we’ve helped non-profits gain the capital, insights, and visibility that have enabled them to expand and enrich services and programs for their constituencies.

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Research

Effective growth and service delivery rely upon initial and on-going research. Through this process we provide critical and useable information related to corporate, foundation, and individual funders.

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Recruitement

Filling executive positions is time consuming and often falls upon board members whose time is limited. Vacancies at these positions sidetrack effective service delivery and becomes more pronounced as these positions are left unfilled.

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Capacity Building and Technical Assistance

We also provide capacity building and technical assistance in areas including organizational restructuring, rewriting/updating job descriptions, creating theories of change for key programs, and developing metrics that are important to funders as well as developing cases for support and case studies.

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Our Clients Reviews

George Colabella is an experienced and highly networked non-profit consultant and executive in the tri-state area. George’s professional and extensive non-profit expertise helped us dramatically expand our donor base and build our grants program during my tenure as president of a cancer agency in Connecticut.

Wilda Morgan Hayes
Retired President, Board Member Ann’s Place, Danbury

George provided invaluable service to our organization. His disarmingly simple, heartfelt, and pragmatic methods generated a wide range of dialogue and ideas that unified the board and resulted in both a Mission Statement and motivation to achieve these goals. He deeply understands the non-profit space and how it needs to be created and effectively managed.

John Peters
Chairman of the Board, Batoto Yetu

Through his insightful and focused strategic planning process, George enabled our organization to established short and long term goals reflective of our mission. He also assisted us in assessing how to obtain those goals and still remains a wonderful resource for us, even after many years.

Tina Cornish-Lauria
Executive Director, CAREERS Support Solutions

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