Andrea Somerville is a consultant who works in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, and social impact businesses to improve their efficacy and impact. Skilled in strategic thinking and planning, Andrea 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 grow and scale, designing and implementing fundraising strategies, launching new initiatives, leadership development and more.
Prior to launching her consulting practice, Andrea spent five years as a Director of Development, designing fundraising strategy and overseeing implementation for three robust funding programs.
A trained attorney, Andrea spent six years litigating business and employment disputes, as well as providing advice and counseling to Fortune 500 corporations. After practicing law, Andrea spent two years traveling extensively throughout South America, volunteering and learned Spanish.
Fundraising Strategy & Implementation
Raise the funding your organization needs in order to thrive by designing sound strategies and building the skills and systems to implement those strategies.
Fundraising Skill Building & Coaching
Develop a solid understanding of how to effectively fundraise, keep your donors and grow your donor base, forecast future funding, and set achievable goals.
Organizational Strategic Planning
Bridge the gap between your organization’s vision and the impact it strives to achieve with thoughtful planning that gives your team focus and direction.
Board Leadership Development
Build a high-functioning board with fully engaged board members who lead with clear expectations and accountability for follow-through.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.