Consultant Services

Board Development

Project Management

Grant Guidance

Strategic Planning

Capacity Building

Expertise and Services



Heidi Holtz has worked in the nonprofit and philanthropy fields for 38 years. Her knowledge spans an array of subjects, with specific expertise in organizational and board advancement, outreach and engagement, leadership training and making strategic connections. She has been a grantseeker as well as a grantmaker so provides guidance to both not-for-profits and businesses on how to maximize impact. Through longtime work in the community across a broad range of nonprofit types and sizes, Heidi has a keen eye for strategy, leadership needs and organizational solutions. Heidi is a trained facilitator who utilizes a variety of styles or models, including Nonprofit Lifecycles, Design Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Creative Problem Solving and Dialogue Circles.

Between 2005 and 2018, Heidi Holtz was part of the senior staff at the Rosamond Gifford Foundation, overseeing grantmaking and later research and special projects.  During her tenure she developed several notable initiatives surrounding capacity building, audience/community engagement, a popular leadership award and a nonprofit storytelling program. Several of these initiatives were multi-funder collaborations of a million dollars or more. Prior to Gifford she worked for 25 years in the nonprofit world, primarily in arts management.  

At Syracuse University, Heidi taught fund development for the Maxwell School and co-designed/taught a board training class for the School of Arts and Sciences. She is a regular guest lecturer at area colleges. Heidi has presented virtually and in person at local, regional and national conferences on such topics as fund development, capacity building, collaborative grantmaking and community engagement. 

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While a broad-based selection of services are available to move you and your organization forward, we focus on three primary areas:

  • Not-for-profit capacity, especially board development/training, visioning and strategic planning. 
  • Fundraising and grant guidance, from strategy through research, writing and reporting.
  • Leadership Development, especially around nonprofit teams and executive coaching.

Our methods include:

Advice, counsel and research on insuring nonprofit success.

Facilitation of meetings, retreats and After Action Reviews.

Project management and coordination. 

Trainings and workshops, including simulations and case studies.

Board and executive director coaching, evaluations and assessments.

A "Wisdom Network" of skilled local leaders & professionals for short-term coaching sessions.


Why Stillwork Consulting?

We believe 

  • in finding innovative solutions by tapping into existing creativity and knowledge, 
  • that the people most affected by a circumstance should help determine solutions to their own problems,
  • that wisdom might be found in the most unexpected places and that our job is to illuminate, and help articulate, that knowledge, 
  • that nothing is done alone, and finding the connections between people, organizations and places is vital to the success of a community. 

Stillwork Consulting Group has the expertise of a seasoned consultant partnering with a band of specialized experts. Our network is robust and helping people connect is key to our practice. We work alongside staff, board or constituents of non profit organizations to not only find solutions, but also build capacity.


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