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Turnpoint Consulting (Cory Sbarbaro)

Turnpoint Consulting (Cory Sbarbaro)

Cory brings extensive management, leadership, and teaching experience – and a pragmatic, sensible approach – to his consulting engagements with nonprofit organizations. His areas of expertise include executive transitions, interim leadership, mergers, organizational assessment, capacity building, strategy development, and board effectiveness.

Seattle, WA 98103-5704

Contact

Cory Sbarbaro
Direct line: (206) 992-5123
Cell: (206) 992-5123

Expertise

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Logic models & theory of change

Boards/Governance

  • Board coaching & training
  • Board recruitment & development
  • Board roles & responsibilities
  • Board self-evaluation

Facilitation

  • Board meetings/retreats

Human Resources

  • Coaching
  • Executive director evaluation
  • Executive search & recruitment
  • Executive transition management
  • Leadership development & training
  • Performance management
  • Staff development & training
  • Succession planning
  • Team building/team coaching
  • Training
  • Workshop & training development

Interim Management

  • Interim executive director/CEO
  • Other interim

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Alliances & collaboration
  • Business plans
  • Emergency & continuity planning
  • Executive advisor
  • Mission & vision development
  • Organizational development
  • Planning
  • Program development
  • Starting a nonprofit
  • Strategic planning

Turnaround Management & Mergers

  • Mergers
  • Turnaround management

About Turnpoint Consulting (Cory Sbarbaro)

Cory brings extensive management, leadership, and teaching experience – and a pragmatic, sensible approach – to his consulting engagements with nonprofit organizations. His areas of expertise include executive transitions, interim leadership, mergers, organizational assessment, capacity building, strategy development, and board effectiveness. Cory has served as an interim executive for seven nonprofit organizations, and guided dozens of organizations through complex and challenging organizational transitions.

In addition to his work as a consultant, Cory is passionate about cultivating leaders and managers in the nonprofit sector. Through a partnership of the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy and Cascade Executive Programs at the University of Washington (UW), Cory developed the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI) – an intensive, six-day learning experience for senior-level nonprofit professionals in the Pacific Northwest. He has been the Faculty Lead for the program since its inception in 2007.

Cory is currently the Lead Instructor for the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program offered through UW’s Professional & Continuing Education division. In 2009, he was the recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award from the University. Cory is also a frequent trainer on topics related to nonprofit governance for United Way of King County.

Cory is committed to expanding the capacity of the nonprofit sector to meet the needs of our communities. He served on the Planning Council for Washington Nonprofits, the Advisory Council for the Seattle Good Business Network, and the Consultant Advisory Group for 501 Commons’ Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory. Cory is a member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s Executive Transitions and Board Governance Affinity Groups, and in 2007 served as a Beta Tester for the Alliance’s Ethical Standards in Nonprofit Capacity Building. Cory is also affiliated with Solutions for Good, a consortium of local consultants that provides a broad range of services to nonprofit and public agencies.

Cory was a contributing author to the Washington Nonprofit Handbook: How to Form and Maintain a Nonprofit Corporation in Washington State (2009), and the author of Social Venture Partners’ Replication (2002), a case study focused on nonprofit replication and the evolution of the Social Venture Partners international network.

Cory is a graduate of the Evans School of Public Affairs, where he earned an MPA degree with a concentration in nonprofit organizations, leadership, and financial management. He is also a Leadership Tomorrow alumnus. Cory is an active volunteer in the greater Seattle community. He is a past board president of Solid Ground and a current board member of 501 Commons and New Beginnings.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Immigrant and refugee
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Sports and recreation

Cultural Experience

  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic/Latino

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Daily rate
  • Hourly rate
  • Not to exceed
  • Retainer

County Availability

  • All WA Counties