About us

​We have successfully supported organizations whose internal structures and systems resist implementation of programs that fall outside of their standard modus operandi.

Our Core Values

​Nolo Consulting’s values define the culture we encourage, the standards we expect, and the principles that strengthen our team efforts. The five guiding principles of our team are:

1

We listen because we value every person and we are open to the possibility of change;

2

We share knowledge, information and experience with those who benefit;

3

We support a responsibility culture, not a blame culture;​

4

We are motivated to enhance our capacity to satisfy the clients’ purpose and goals;​

5

We focus on the job, not ego.

​Why us?

​We have successfully supported organizations whose internal structures and systems resist implementation of programs that fall outside of their standard modus operandi.

We embrace and have put into action an “outside of the box” thinking that allows programs to develop and/or tailor their mission, vision and services to a changing demographic and community.​

We leverage additional resources and opportunities that the organization has not identified and applied, allowing increased capacity for achieving success.

 

We are experienced in linking advocacy and service, allowing nonprofit organizations to gain credibility, stay relevant and acquire funding for expansion.

 
 

Nolo Consulting offers different fee schedules, which may include time commitment services or consulting contracts based on specific projects.  Our rates take into consideration in-kind and matching needs of nonprofits.

Clients & Partners

Over the past years we have worked with many diverse, interesting, and reputable companies whose services make a difference to people all over the world.
Nolo Consulting is a minority and female-owned consulting firm based in North Carolina with team members and offices in Mississippi, Puerto Rico, California, Texas, Louisiana, and the Netherlands. The company was founded by Dr. Nolo Martinez (“Nolo”) in 2009 and is co-owned by Dr. Nolo Martinez and Maya McElrath, who have 45 years of combined experience in the fields of leadership, education, family services, social work, and community development.  Nolo Consulting’s team is diverse in background, ranging from team members with experience in civic engagement, administration, the arts, communication and advertising, social work and case management, education, international relations, business administration and law, agricultural business, and agronomy.

Nolo Consulting’s focus areas are early childhood education programs, minority and immigrant farmer communities, and leadership development. Consulting services and programs include designing and completing comprehensive community assessments,  effective strategic planning, grant evaluation, planning, and implementing outreach and advocacy activities. The company’s mission is to help each individual professional love what they do.

 
 

Our Team

Welfare Reform Liaison Project

Developed and conducted small business trainings for Latino/Hispanic Small Business owners in Guilford County, NC.

USDA

Planned/designed, implemented and evaluated the first program to assist NC disabled farmers and farmworkers reach independence and enhance ability to economically successful.

Kate B. Reynolds Foundation

Provided assistive technology services and technical assistance to farmworkers and farmers affected by disabilities.

MHS (Formerly Discovery Learning)

Nolo Consulting works as an associate of Multi Health Systems (formerly Discovery Learning) facilitating and conducting leadership assessments and simulations that enhances individual, team and organizational awareness to accelerated learning and improved leadership and organization effectiveness.

Piedmont Triad

Provided leadership, coaching and mentoring to increase immigrant small business development in the Triad Region of NC.

The Guilford Center

Designed and conducted cultural competency training to enhance the program's ability to reach and service immigrant communities.

La Ley

Provide assistance and advise on Hispanic/Latino Affairs as well as programming support

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Developed curriculum and disseminated bilingual information on emergency preparedness to Latinos across North Carolina.

MDC

Provided training and development of qualitative approaches to collect data, conduct analysis and completed a comprehensive community assessment data analysis report.

Alcorn State University

Provided comprehensive support to Cooperative Extension on program sustainability and leadership development.

Curtis Media

Provide assistance and advise on Hispanic/Latino Affairs as well as programming support

NC Cooperative Extension

Provided comprehensive support on program expansion and Latino leadership development in North Carolina

Piedmont Health Services

Administered and implemented outreach and education about sickle cell disease and related disorders to emerging populations of newborns targeting Hispanics, Asians and Native Africans and strengthening the role of local providers to incorporate Sickle Cell Disease and newborn screening and trait follow-up through educational efforts

UNCG (Dept. of Kinesiology)

Design and administered international program to implement youth development program in out-migration regions of Mexico

State of Guanajuato

Authored a study to assess the feasibility of establishing a U.S. based financial institution to assist immigrants from Guanajuato living in the United States.

Cone Health Foundation

Developed and administered the Immigrant Health ACCESS Program in Guilford County to increase and improve access to primary health care.

Association of Extension Administrators

UPAEP

Administered an international Youth Sport Development in collaboration with the University of Puebla UPAEP and UNC-Greensboro to offer service-learning work in international youth development programs and focus attention on the out-migration in the Central Region of Mexico.

CCSSO

Participated as a consultant and facilitator of small group at the National Summit on Educator Effectiveness Transforming State Systems for the Future

Summit House

Conducted a market study and wrote comprehensive business/program plan for program services in Guilford County.

Coalition for Prosperous Mississippi

Office of Head Start

Completed a detailed profile assessment with baseline data of eight states and 736 counties for Region IV to identify possible training needs and service opportunities.

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On behalf of ICF International, conducted various Data Institutes and Communities of Practice workshops for the Office of Head Start: Region IV.

Community Development Institute (CDI)

Completed two comprehensive Community Assessments for CDI of a 7-state region offering Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Services as well as select municipalities in Puerto Rico for program planning, implementation and evaluation.

PathStone Corporation

Conducted community assessments and wrote comprehensive proposals to administer Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in New Jersey and Puerto Rico

NC HS State Collaboration Office

Supported the development of a cultural competency curriculum for early childhood education programs and help coordinate the recruitment of qualify bilingual teachers and staff to satisfy the state’s demand.

AL HS State Collaboration Office

Conducted a comprehensive and detailed assessment of Program Information Data from 2010 to 2014 comparing national, state and local Head Start and Early Head Start grantees to support the Collaboration Office's Statewide Community Assessment.

North Carolina HS Association

Training workshop during annual NC Head Start Conference in Raleigh, NC

Florida HS Association

"Using Data to Measure the Region’s Capability to Serve “Most in Need” Children" - workshop at the annual FL HS Association Conference in Orlando, FL

Alabama HS Association

Providing a training during the 2015 Spring Conference with the purpose to support the development of Head Start leaders on how to prepare, collect and analyze data to make better decisions, enhance program impact, comply with Head Start Performance Standards and effectively measure progress towards 5-year grant cycle goals.

Mississippi HS Association

Provided a comprehensive 3-part staff training program titled: How to Create Data-driven Programs to Support Five-Year Plans. Presented in January - March, 2015.

Tennessee HS Association

Provided statewide Community Assessment training for TN HS and EHS grantees.

Miami Dade County Head Start

Facilitated a two day strategic planning process in order to develop Five-Year Long Range Goals, Objectives and Program Impacts; including an approach to satisfy the integration of School Readiness and Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) goals.

Orange County Head Start

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Brevard County Public Schools, FL

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Child Care Resources, Inc.

Collected, organized, analyzed and mapped community data to support the organization's EHS-Childcare Partnership grant writing efforts.

Anderson County Public Schools, TN

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Oak Ridge Schools Preschool

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Community Coord Care for Children

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Jefferson County Schools, KY

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Telamon Corporation

Provided comprehensive support of planning, implementation and evaluation for North Carolina, Delaware and Georgia's Head Start Programs including conducting comprehensive Community Assessment, grant applications as well as Strategic Planning.

Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Projec

Facilitated a 5-year grant application Goal Setting work session with key management and leadership team.

Durham Head Start

Reviewed and update key indicators of the most recent county Community Assessment, program Self Assessment and used results to strategically develop and define Five-Year Long Range Goals, Objectives and Program Impacts; including the integration of School Readiness and Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) goals.

Family Services, Inc

Completed extensive research and wrote comprehensive community assessments for their Head Start, Family Solutions and Safe Relationships division.

Kentucky River Foothills Development

Reviewed, updated and re-wrote program's Policies and Procedures and Service Area Plans

Families and Children Together, Inc

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

The Enola Group

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

UETHDA

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment (for both Head Start and CSBG Program) to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Central KY Community Action Council

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment and Self-Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

MS Action for Progress

Completed a comprehensive program data analysis project for staff training and program planning and evaluation.

Metro Action Commission

Facilitated a program Self-Assessment and analysed program data for program planning and evaluation.

Childrens Home Society of FL

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Verner Center for Early Learning

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Coahoma Opportunities, Inc.

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Guilford Child Development

Conducted Cultural Competency Training and develop recruitment plan to reach immigrant families

Community Action Opportunities

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Asheville City Preschool

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Choanoke Area Development Associatio

Conducted Reflective Supervision workshop.

Person County Schools HS Program

Conducted Self Assessment training workshop.

North Florida Child Development

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Bethlehem Center of Charlotte

Conducted community assessment and wrote comprehensive proposals to administer Head Start Program in Mecklenburg County.

Martin Communit Action, Inc.

Provided a 1.5 half day strategic planning work session to support reaffirmation to the mission and implementation of program(s).

Operation Breakthrough, Inc.

Conducted community assessment and wrote comprehensive proposals to administer Head Start Program in Durham County.

Arkansas Human Development Corporati

Conducted community assessment and wrote comprehensive proposals to administer the Early Head Start Program.

Prince William County Schools, VA

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Great Expectations

Breckenridge-Grayson HS

Completed comprehensive Community Assessment to support program planning, implementation and evaluation.

RIVHSA

Metropolitan Action Commission

Provided comprehensive support of planning, implementation and evaluation including c

North Carolina Agromedicine

Neighbors In Need Of Services, Inc.

Lowndes County Board of Education

Hillsborough County HS

GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, Inc.

El Grito Head Start

CCANO

Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade

Save the children

Lake Cumberland Community Action

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Mid-Cumberland Community Action

Get in Touch

Our competitive advantage includes the flexibility to customize services to satisfy clients, multilingual experience, and capabilities to reach a larger audience. We have a proven track record as consultants in the nonprofit world, please email us; we are ready to help you and your company soar.​

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