Is this a trend? I attended three conferences in April and asked a variety of independent consultants and employees of consulting firms about how the economy is affecting them. The responses were consistent: January and February were dead, but inquiries picked up significantly in March and April. The consultants I spoke to work on database implementations, capital campaigns, web design, marketing, and strategic planning. My first thought: nonprofits are starting to invest again. My second thought: nonprofits have year-end funds to use up–but that wouldn’t explain the uptick in capital campaign inquiries.
I’d love to hear from other consultants. How’s business?