Facilitating Philanthropy. Growing Organizations. Connecting People.



Nopar Consulting is a full-service consulting firm specializing in building sustainable revenue solutions for nonprofits.


Professional Advisory Firm
Training & Consulting

Nopar Consulting works with wealth management companies and other firms on the benefits to their business of promoting charitable planning conversations with clients.


Chicago Fundraising

An intensive program designed to train novice or non-development professionals in the practice of fundraising.



  • Carolyn is the consummate professional and took on the challenging task of writing a development plan for a relatively new community foundation without trepidation. She was able to gather, synthesize and organize the information provided to her quickly and asked important and relevant questions reflecting a strong grasp on the task. In a very short timeframe, Carolyn put together a detailed, realistic and outstanding plan and in presenting to the board was articulate, confident and able to achieve consensus and understanding from the board members.

    Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes, Executive Director, The Lake County Community Foundation
  • Carolyn’s insights and counsel have proven to be invaluable. She was very targeted, responding effectively to my questions and anticipating my needs on a just-in-time basis. She has a wealth of experience and is an excellent communicator.

    Laurie Kaplan, Director of Development, Curt’s Café
  • Carolyn is smart, tactful, easy-going and gets things done in short order. I highly recommend her as part of a team in any capacity and am just thrilled with everything she was able to provide for us in the few months she was helping to fill a gap.

    Jenne Myers, CEO, Chicago Cares
  • Carolyn Nopar led our search for Civic Consulting Alliance’s first head of development. She did a spectacular job. Carolyn managed every aspect of the search – from helping us draft a job spec to posting it in all the right places to outreach, screening, developing interview criteria and, finally, helping us choose the right person. We are thrilled with the hire and thankful to Carolyn for her leadership and counsel throughout the process.

    Brian Fabes, CEO, Civic Consulting Alliance
  • Carolyn has been a personal friend and colleague for over 20 years. Carolyn is enthusiastic and practical. I have always admired Carolyn for her objective approach to any situation. All of this coupled with her intellectual capacity would make her a top candidate for any opportunity. If our firm had any openings that would fit her skill set she would be our top choice.

    Mike Quarton, President, Realstone Systems

Who We Are

Nopar Consulting is a full-service consulting firm specializing in building sustainable revenue solutions for nonprofits. We provide fundraising training and support, board development, earned income strategies, social enterprise expertise and executive search services to organizations of all shapes and sizes.

How We Work

We evaluate every organization with a 360-degree view of their operation. Using a pragmatic, inclusive approach, Nopar Consulting helps organizations better utilize the resources they already have, while helping them identify and develop new opportunities.

What You Can Expect

As an independent consultancy, Nopar Consulting provides a customized solution based upon your unique culture and business model – not a boilerplate. By providing the tools, training and infrastructure, Nopar Consulting helps organizations learn to provide for themselves. Ongoing development services and implementation are also available.