What Makes Us Unique?

Our services and trainings build on your strengths and knowledge, and draw on our expertise and the most current research.

We excel in translating research to practice and relating practice to the research.

"With the expansion of Aurora Consulting, I now have a one-stop shop to send inquiries about governance, strategic planning, program development and evaluation issues." Read More
- Melissa M. Stone, Ph.D., Gross Family Professor of Nonprofit Management, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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Where We Excel

  • Leadership & Governance

    Strengthening the leadership and governance of your organization helps you recognize, manage, and thrive through opportunities and challenges. More »

  • Performance Management & Evaluation

    Performance management and evaluation are about increasing impact through reflection, adaptation, learning, and growing. More »

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is about a multi-pronged approach to organizing and leveraging your resources to further your mission. More »

  • Trainings

    We train for groups large and small, and customize trainings to the needs of your group. More »

  • Recent Work & Announcements

    • Environmental Scans

       By Chendong Pi What is an environmental scan? An environmental scan is a process used to gather information about an organization’s internal and external environments to inform decision-making. An environmental scan can be conducted to achieve many purposes, including strategic planning, program development, community needs assessment, and making organizational decisions. While intuitive environmental scanning can […]

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    • Creating Meaningful Outcomes

      By Chendong Pi Program outcomes are taking an increasingly central role in the nonprofit world. Financial sponsors of nonprofit organizations are replacing their funder lens with that of an investor. While a funder disperses money, investors invest their money in programs that have the potentials to bring return. In the nonprofit world, this return is […]

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    • Building a Diverse and Inclusive Board

      It’s a Team Effort By Ashley Johnson Why does board diversity matter? What is a “diverse” board? How do we know if we need to diversify our board? How do we commit to board diversity? These are some of the questions that may come to mind if you sit on a nonprofit board and are […]

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    • Strategic Thinking

      The Power of Thinking Strategically By – Lexi Prahl At Aurora, we aspire to thinking strategically about the unique context of each of our clients. We know that often nonprofit leaders are also required to think strategically.  But, what is true strategic thinking? One definition is presented by John Bryson, a professor at the Humphrey […]

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