CCP Teams

The CCP teams are formed by MNODN members who apply to the program for the upcoming cycle. All applied consultants go through a formal selection process after which the teams are formed. The CCP program is managed and administered by a Core Team and individual projects are typically staffed by a Project Team comprised of 2-3 consultants.


The CCP Core Team provides the leadership and infrastructure to facilitate the MNODN Community Consulting Project (CCP). The Core Team is the primary mechanism for recruiting, screening, and engaging nonprofit clients. Additionally, the Core Team identifies, retains, develops, and facilitates connecting local CCP consultants with CCP clients. Through its leadership and methodology, the Core Team drives and enhances the CCP.

The current Core Team is currently comprised of the following members:

  • Denise Patrick-Johnson, Community Consulting Program Manager
  • Carter McNamara, Consultant Development Leader
  • Krishna Nair, Communication & Engagement Coordinator
  • Deb Peters, Advisor


Time Commitment

The CCP Project Team time demands depends on the nature of the project they are working on. If you are interested in donating your time as a consultant, you should expect to commit an average of 5-7 hours/week for the 3-5 months during which the project runs. The timing is flexible and team members’ schedules are usually easily accommodated within the team.

Project Team Roles & Responsibilities

Senior Consultant: Senior consultants are those with expertise in services or interventions provided to the client, and they typically lead the portions of the engagement in which they are expert. They ensure that the CCP team provides both best-in-class support and also help other team members increase their knowledge and experience with this support.

Consultant: Consultants participate in providing support to clients, under the direction of Senior Consultants. In a complex engagement, it is possible that the person serving as Senior Consultant may act as a general consultant on other parts of an engagement, learning and developing in the areas in which they are less experienced. Any MNODN member can apply to be a consultant.

CCP Application Process

You can apply to the CCP as a volunteer consultant at any time. Please indicate on the form when you are interested in an engagement. Download the application form here; fill it out; ensure your MNODN membership is current for priority consideration, and email the application to