By Susan Ross, Founding Partner.
“Shopping local” doesn’t exactly mean the mom-and-pop store on the corner when it comes to choosing strategic counsel. moss+ross takes a community-centric approach to meeting the needs of nonprofits in our region of North Carolina.
Clients tell us that the extensive community knowledge and context we bring to our work equip their teams to compete for philanthropic dollars and hire great talent from national as well as local sources. We regularly compete with national fundraising consulting and executive search firms, and we believe moss+ross is a better choice for most nonprofits.
Being your local firm is a distinct business advantage – for all of us. Our clients see the impact of our work across sectors and the region. They appreciate having us nearby and nimble, and they are happy not to pay travel expenses for someone who does not know their work or their donor pool. People who move to our region value our knowledge of the community, whether they are newly hired at one of our clients or new donors and volunteers at a nonprofit. Our team members like having the opportunity to make a difference where we all live.
Over the past 13 years, we have become the largest firm in the area, building a talented professional team that brings innovative solutions to your nonprofit. The size and scope of our business has changed as we have expanded areas of expertise and brought in more partners and associates – all to meet the needs of the nonprofit and educational clients we serve. Today moss+ross has:
- 5 partners
- 22 associates
- 230 total clients, and counting
- 200+ affiliates in our interim staffing contractor pool
- 6 business lines (campaigns, general nonprofit counsel, strategic planning, organizational assessment, executive search, and interim staffing)
North Carolina and the Triangle continue to earn top listings for quality of life and jobs – most recently, as No.1 in CNBC’s annual Top States for Business 2022. As our area and state continue to attract top talent who want to work at and support our nonprofits, we will continue to hone our local expertise.
Our team lives and works in central North Carolina, and we are available, accessible, and totally invested in our clients’ positive outcomes because we have a personal interest in their success. We have helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for great causes, and so much more.
Impact that matters, in a place we love. That’s moss+ross.