Helpful Resources

Many of our clients come to us for templates, process guides, and similar pragmatic resources.  Here are some we have compiled or repeatedly referenced in our work (note:  we do not receive any referral fees or other compensation for these, we just find them helpful):

Resources for Scenario Planning

Mills Legal Clinic at Standford University:  Incredible Legal/Contracts/Governance Templates

Fiscal Management Associates:  Fantastic Tools, Resources, Guides, Consulting, etc.

The Performance Imperative: A Framework and Tools for Social Sector Impact

Technical Assistance/Advisors List

This list below is being compiled by Emily Sterling and Olive Grove ( to help alleviate the challenges of matching nonprofits in need of technical assistance, and those providers who have expertise and capacity to help.

We are frequently asked to help find and refer consultants and advisors, and we are hoping to make this more efficient and scalable for everyone.

We acknowledge it is imperfect and incomplete, but it is a start and we look forward to evolving it over time if it is valuable. We look forward to hearing how else we can make this more useful for you - including evolving beyond a basic spreadsheet if there is value and interest. This might include things such as enhanced user experience, including of reviews/endorsements/references, enhanced search functions, a concierge service to help match nonprofits with specific needs, etc.  Please send ideas and comments to

There is no fee to participate as either a consultant or a nonprofit.

This list has just lauched on May 1. Please help us populate and distribute this list by forwarding the Google Form intake link - - to your trusted consultants, advisors, networks, membership organizations, foundations, and nonprofits. We know there are lots of specialized lists out there of consultants who serve specific mission areas, locations, types of services, etc. We are striving for an aggregated, inclusive list that captures those and more.

If you are looking for providers, keep checking back as the list grows. We have been getting multiple listings/day since launched.

Each person entering data is responsible for the accuracy of their entries, and each entity utilizing the information is responsible for their own due diligence. Olive Grove is not independently verifying information, nor providing any quality control measures, and assumes no liability or responsibility for its use. This listing is free to use for the purposes of matching nonprofit needs with those who can provide expertise. However, no person or entity is authorized to use this list for other marketing purposes, to download or copy the list, or to use it for any other purposes. 

Note: you can search within this list by using your Mac/PC command functions; if you prefer more sort/search functionality, you can click the link at the bottom to view it in Google Sheets.  The sheet is not editable in order to maintain data integrity.