Janet Cobb

Mission: Creating positive change through service to nonprofits.

Vision: Nonprofits thrive.

Values: Gratitude. Inclusiveness. Flexibility. Trust.

Offering encouraging accountability

Many small nonprofits begin with great passion for their mission, but could benefit from better understanding business and organizational models, and fundraising techniques. Janet works to empower those she serves to bring their vision to reality.

As a practical visionary, Janet Cobb integrates her skills in education, non-profit management, and fundraising, to offer innovative solutions to align money and mission. To be fully prepared to coach nonprofits at each stage of their growth, Janet pursues knowledge in entrepreneurship, business and nonprofit management. Of particular note:

  • Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship - University of Maryland, College Park

  • Next Steps Business Entrepreneurship - Chicago Urban League

  • mini-MBA Certification, Quinlan School of Business - Loyola University Chicago

  • Business Start-Up Certification - City of Chicago Business and Consumer Protection

  • Plan 4 Profit 12-week Certification - Women's Business Development Center

  • Emerging Non-profit CEO Certification – The Law Project

Core Competencies of a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP)

  •  Communications, Marketing and Public Relations

  • Cultural Competency and Diversity

  • Financial Resource Development and Management

  • Foundations & Management of the Nonprofit Sector

  • Governance, Leadership and Advocacy

  • Legal and Ethical Decision Making

  • Personal and Professional Development

  • Program Development

  • Volunteer and Human Resource Management

  • Future of the Nonprofit Sector

Associations, Memberships:

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

  • Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP)

  • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA)

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

  • Association of Consultants to Non-Profits (ACN)