Launched in 2018, Somerville Consulting Firm works in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, and social impact businesses to improve their efficacy and impact. Andrea Somerville, Principal Consultant and Founder of SCF, is skilled in strategic thinking and planning and helps her clients create strategies that bridge the gap between vision and goals and develop action plans that bring those strategies to life.
Andrea provides a range of support, including helping organizations design and implement fundraising strategies and capital campaigns, refine organizational strategic direction, launch new program initiatives, and build high-functioning, effective boards.
Somerville Consulting Firm has worked with leaders and teams across the United States representing a variety of social issues. Most organizations Andrea supports are small-medium in size with operating budgets ranging from $50K to $6M and teams of 1-50 (not including Board Members and volunteers).
Our Foundation hired Andrea to help our Board with governance, strategic planning, and growth issues. Andrea led the Board through a process that helped them to understand how they were a part of the implementation of our strategic plan and what accountability structures they could create. The work culminated with the Board having concrete objectives, personal goals, and specific tasks they would hold themselves accountable to achieve. Andrea was very adaptable to our Board’s needs, without letting them veer from their objectives. We had high expectations, which Andrea exceeded, and we would not hesitate to work with her in the future.
Working with Andrea has been great. Her process in engaging us as an organization made what could have been a very overwhelming task, into small manageable tasks that you can’t help but move through and in the end achieve success.
Andrea has helped The Hood Incubator determine the right fundraising priorities and strategies for growing our young organization. She not only helps us to develop the strategies, she also supports us hands-on to build the implementation skills we need to succeed for the long term. She is truly helping us catalyze The Hood Incubator to its greatest level of impact.
Andrea has the ability to take a seemingly overwhelming project and turn it into easily digestible tasks. Her knowledge, positive energy, and optimism has provided daily motivation and inspiration for my team.
Andrea led a workshop on donor stewardship for my Board’s Advancement Committee, and she was outstanding. She delivered content that was highly relevant and customized to my nonprofit. Andrea had taken the time to review and analyze our raw donor data going back four years and identified patterns in giving and opportunities for new engagement strategies. Andrea taught us how to refine our stewardship plans according to donor segments and left us feeling energized about next steps and confident that we could implement our new strategies. I give her my highest recommendation: her strategic thinking, range of expertise, and incisiveness would make her an asset to any organization looking to boost fundraising effectiveness.
As a consultant with over 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and nonprofit leader, I know which qualities a consultant must have in order to be effective; Andrea Somerville has those qualities. I’ve been mentoring Andrea for five years and she is an extraordinary person—whip smart, tenacious, high energy—and passionate about social impact. When Andrea launched her consulting business, I didn’t hesitate to recommend her to colleagues, including my own clients. We have partnered on several projects and she has proven to be thoughtful, innovative, and reliable with follow through. I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with her and look forward to collaborating in the future.
Smart, experienced, result-driven consultants are hard, but not impossible, to find. Finding such a consultant who also has a genuine passion for social justice, an unstinting commitment to doing whatever it takes and has humor and infectious energy, is near impossible. A Home Within feels tremendously grateful that the universe served such a person up to us; we recommend Andrea wholeheartedly.
With a unique combination of levity, energy and focus, Andrea led a customized three-part training focused on board responsibilities and fund development. Behind the scenes she also provided hands on support to ensure that everyone was invested in the effort. Andrea inspired, empowered, and motivated our Board to assume their responsibilities as nonprofit stewards.
Our community relies on the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole to provide local nonprofits with the resources they need to grow and increase their impact. We have engaged Andrea Somerville to facilitate workshops and advise nonprofits on a broad range of topics that help make them more effective. Andrea’s optimistic and confident leadership style coupled with her expertise and experience has made her one of our favorite consultants. We enthusiastically recommend her to any nonprofit seeking to maximize its impact.
For years my team grappled with the idea of launching a new and innovative program initiative, without success. We hired Andrea, who jumped right in and got us on the right track. It was a relief to finally hone in on what we had been missing: a deft strategic planner! Incredibly skilled in her ability to zoom in and out, Andrea grounded us in a strategic approach that was thoughtful and intentional, so that we did not jump straight to tactics. With Andrea’s expert guidance, we developed a comprehensive plan that is both ambitious and doable, complete with strategic priorities, key result areas, performance indicators, critical tasks, and timeframes. She was incredibly thorough, effective, and a joy to work with.
Andrea took the time to personalize her facilitation directly to our organization’s strengths and opportunities. She provided the background knowledge and a framework so that, together, we developed a tailored fundraising plan that can scale up as we grow. Our entire board walked away feeling not only that they could meaningfully contribute to our fundraising efforts, but that they would also enjoy the process. We had a great time working with Andrea and laughed as we learned. If you’re reading this, hire her; you will genuinely enjoy the experience.
Andrea’s work with our board has been incredibly helpful. She directed us on the most effective and efficient ways to elevate contributions. I’ve worked with consultants before and frankly, I never felt as though I was told anything tangible. Andrea’s guidance, especially with regard to stewardship planning, has been very helpful.