about patricia


Why Pelletier Consulting?

Soup to nuts.

In 1969, I began my career with nonprofit organizations as a payroll clerk. I worked and studied my way to intake worker, instructor, program coordinator, trainer, division director, planner and Executive Director. These 40+ years of experience in every aspect of nonprofit operations have equipped me to provide my nonprofit clients with full service management and consulting.

Those who manage small to mid-sized nonprofits know that you learn by doing. And not just because you have to, but because you want to. So I've become proficient at strategic planning, program development, project management, fiscal planning, partnership and collaboration development, board and committee development, meeting and training facilitation, fund raising, grant management, board training and professional development.

After learning how to write for grants in the 1980's, I've literally raised my own salary at every job since. My primary areas of expertise are in poverty reduction, adult basic education, workforce development and job training, but I also have experience with multi-service agencies, foundations, services for people with disabilities, education, children and youth services and municipal and state government.

I see the whole picture and know how to connect the dots to get the most out of your nonprofit resources. I can plan your strategies, develop resources to support the plan, develop your board to oversee the strategy, train your staff to implement the plan, develop collaborations to sustain the plan and evaluate the organization for effectiveness.

I personally lead all consulting projects and have the assistance of some amazing senior-level consultants with myriad expertise in nonprofit management and administration, marketing, nonprofit fiscal management, policy and government, advertising, leadership development, writing and editing.


It’s taken a long time for me to own and operate my own business. I literally worked my way from the mailroom to the executive board room and held every job in between. Now that I am on my own, I can run my business from the comfort and beauty of my home office on Plum Island, MA (pictured here).  I love what I do, where I do it, and who I do it with.  In the words of Mark Twain, “If you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life.” 

It’s been an amazing journey. And I wouldn’t change a thing.