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Terry Profota, MNM

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Terry has helped me navigate through the unchartered waters of nonprofit leadership - from bylaws revisions to board restructuring.  And, she has kept me sane through the process!

S. Germann, MT 4-H Foundation



During the first half of my adult life I worked in the for-profit business world; the second half in the social sector and academics.


My big leap of faith came in 2004 when I started Sage Solutions Nonprofit Consulting. It was not easy going from a paycheck to relying on my own initiative, but I felt that it was what I needed to do next. My intuition proved to be right; and I can now boast of over 40 years of business and nonprofit experience (I started at age 5).


As for “credentials” - my undergraduate degree is in Business Management from Texas Tech University and my master’s is in Nonprofit Management (MNM) from Regis University. 


As important as my academic background; I have had the privilege of working with and learning from hundreds of nonprofits, businesses, and organizations during my consulting practice. 


From these experiences and relationships, I developed a keen sense of the issues, situations, and challenges facing nonprofits organization and have accumulated a large array of effective approaches and tools for improving operational, organizational, and fundraising effectiveness.

In addition to my consulting projects, after 14 plus years, I retired as a non-tenure track Associate Teaching Professor at Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship where I was awarded Montana State University’s 2016 Innovation in Teaching Award.   


I have also developed and taught online nonprofit management courses for the University of Montana, the Humane Society of the United States and was a Founding Board Member and past Chair of the Montana Nonprofit Association. 

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