Integrity, Ingenuity, Intuition

SoboConsulting is more than 3 decades of experience on the not for profit landscape as board members, producers, presenters, fundraising and business professionals.

Our strength is our ability to help organizations identify and implement their vision through strategic thinking and concrete action planning. We respect the needs of our clients while fostering a positive approach to team-building. Our services are individually tailored to specific needs, environment and culture.

“Our recent workshop on Budgeting for Your Organization was a homerun. Betsy Sobo and Guy Gsell of Sobo Consulting led this outstanding overview of how to translate your organization’s finances into an easily understood grant budget. It provided valuable tips and techniques to guide budget writing, not just for the Essex County Arts Grant Program, but for all of one’s funding applications.”

- Kate Hartwyck, Director
Essex County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs

“Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation yesterday. Everyone was so pleased, no one ran out the door- instead took responsibility for their duty and are so happy to finally understand what their 'role' is. I felt it was presented in such a heartfelt way, that everyone was very receptive.”

- Lisa Grimes, Executive Director,
Freespace Dance

“As a grant writer who works with several non-profits, I found your workshop on strategic relationships to be on-target. Too often we focus on "funders" when we should be building relationships with partners, investors, and friends.”

- Heather Keefe,
Keefe Communications LLC,

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“Another informative, fun and practical workshop from Sobo Consulting. Our grantees appreciate high-quality programming offered close to home and Joel and Betsy once again delivered! Board Governance can be challenging for nonprofit staffs to navigate, but Betsy and Joel provided just the right mix of information and hands on tools to make the job easier.”

- Katherine Durante, Executive Director
OceanFirst Foundation

"Consulting with Betsy and Joel Sobo could be compared to a New Jersey art world version of training with Yoda from 'Star Wars'... Their insights and structural understanding of the workings of the non-profit world are as sharp and charged as any light saber that Luke Skywalker ever wielded! But in all seriousness: it is not only the years and depth of experience that both Betsy and Joel draw from, but also a palpable sense of their deep commitment and love for the arts that makes working with them so fruitful and satisfying."

- Samuel Pott, Artistic Director
Nimbus Dance Works