About Us

This is our Intended Result – What’s Yours?

Our clients govern with confidence, skill, and intended results, without wasting time or money.

Who We Are

Russ presenting a session at a Standards for Excellence training

The president and principal consultant of SCG Nonprofits is Cyrus N. (Russ) White.  As a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, White combines 15 years as a nonprofit CEO with a wealth of experience with boards and management of NFP organizations and foundations in the arts, education, faith-based organizations, and community services. As a Standards for Excellence® licensed consultant, Russ trains, consults, and promotes the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. Go here if you’d like more details on White’s professional background.

Russ White is your primary contact and the person most likely to work with your board. He may call in other specialists from a variety of fields as the needs of your board require. Click here to meet some of our current associates.

How We Work

We work with you in person, by telephone, or web conference. We work with your board as a whole or with individual directors. We can consult with you on issues that enhance your board’s effectiveness, or facilitate discussions and planning sessions.  Pricing for consultations and facilitation is a flat fee for specific projects or as a retainer for ongoing services, plus approved travel and out-of-pocket expenses.

Here is what people who have worked with Russ have to say about the experience.

Professional Associations and Certification

Russ is a member of the ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action), the Alliance for Nonprofit Managment, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits,  and Nonprofit Missouri.

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Russ is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and a Standards for Excellence licensed consultant: 

Every Board Has a Story. We’d Love to Hear Yours.

Even if you don’t feel the need for coaching or training now, we’d love to hear about what your board is doing. What do you like best about it? What’s that one thing that drives you crazy? Give us a call at 314.265.6813, e-mail us at ClientServices@SCGnonprofits.com, or click the button below to tell us about your board, the organization, and what you’d like to work on.

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