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Ardent Consulting Inc. is a management consulting company for For-Profit and Non-Profit organizations. We specialize in: executive, board and staff training and coaching; operational and strategic planning; resource and campaign development; and meeting facilitation. We customize our approach to meet your unique business needs blending our wide-array of experiences in the for-profit and non-profit arenas to ensure you, your key external stakeholders and your team are headed in the same direction.

Can you blend business consulting with non-profit consulting? Ardent believes so: there are many similarities between small businesses and non profits. Small businesses have customers, investors, profits, products and distribution channels. Non-profits have the same but call them clients, donors, revenues, services and delivery systems. The organizations may speak different languages at times but the bottom line remains the same: to meet goals, generate revenue , drive results. Further, non-profits:

> Is big business with over 2 percent of the nation’s GDP, 1.6 million non-profits and over $290.89 billion dollars in donations in 2010 (per the Non-profit Sector in Brief, 2011)>Is a growth industry, growing by 19 percent from 1999 to 2009 (per the Non-profit Sector in Brief, 2011).> Has return on Contributions’ Investment and changing landscape of businesses “doing good” are being expected and monitored with an increase in venture philanthropy and growing trends towards social enterprise or B Corporations.

> Scrutiny of management of non-profits over the past decade and the attention paid to the percent od follars “contributing togood” verses expense encouraged recipient organizations to be more efficient and effective “business managers.”

> Leadership is important as people give not only to support the mission of the organization but also the leadership of the organization.

Ardent Consulting Inc. is a management consulting company for For-Profit and Non-Profit organizations. We specialize in: , executive, board and staff training and coaching; operational and strategic planning; resource and campaign development; and meeting facilitation. We customize our approach to meet your unique business needs blending our wide-array of experiences in the for-profit and non-profit arenas to ensure you, your key external stakeholders and your team are headed in the same direction.

Can you blend business consulting with non-profit consulting?

Ardent believes so: there are many similarities between small businesses and non profits. Small businesses have customers, investors, profits, products and distribution channels. Non-profits have the same but call them clients, donors, revenues, services and delivery systems. The organizations may speak different languages at times but the bottom line remains the same: to meet goals, generate revenue , drive results. Further, non-profits:

> Is big business with over 2 percent of the nation’s GDP, 1.6 million non-profits and over $290.89 billion dollars in donations in 2010 (per the Non-profit Sector in Brief, 2011)

> Is a growth industry, growing by 19 percent from 1999 to 2009 (per the Non-profit Sector in Brief, 2011).

> Has return on Contributions’ Investment and changing landscape of businesses “doing good” are being expected and monitored with an increase in venture philanthropy and growing trends towards social enterprise or B Corporations.

> Scrutiny of management of non-profits over the past decade and the attention paid to the percent od follars “contributing togood” verses expense encouraged recipient organizations to be more efficient and effective “business managers.”

> Leadership is important as people give not only to support the mission of the organization but also the leadership of the organization.

Leadership-Planning-Execution: Serving Private For-Profit and Non-Profit organizations

Ardent means passion
Great leaders are passionately driven by a need to deliver sustained results and are resolved to do whatever it takes to make their company great. Ardent Consulting is passionate about achieving sustained results for you and can help you lead your organization to them.

Ardent means innovation
Businesses that do not change cease to exist. Ardent helps you innovate and transform your organization by leading you to broaden your perspective, challenge your current thinking and look outward for opportunities.

Ardent means strategies that are executed
Nothing happens by chance. A clear strategy and execution plan will guide you and your organization to your goals. Ardent will turn your vision into strategies that become actions taking “chance” out of the equation.

Ardent means best practices
Smart people and smart organizations learn from the experiences of others and apply them for themselves. Ardent takes ideas from direct experience with major companies and organizations in the marketplace and makes them better for your business.

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