Consultants Resource Bank

Valerie Bailey

Crossroads Consulting, LLC
78 Wetherby Road
Charlestown, NH 03603

Crossroads Consulting LLC  provides management consulting and interim leadership services utilizing collaborative learning, listening and leading.  It is about service to others and challenging "what is" to create "what might be" while modeling engagement and empowerment throughout an organization.  Services include working directly with clients as well as with partnering with consulting firms.

With extensive experience in nonprofit service and management, Crossroads Consulting LLC  provides services to small & mid-size nonprofits.  Leadership experience includes organizational growth serving 500 to 7,500 people; staff expansion from 24 to 200; and budget growth from $500,000 to $38,000,000.   Management experience includes implementing human resource strategies; supporting, developing and implementing multiple strategic plans; actively cultivating and managing board relationships; and stepping into the top executive role during CEO transitions.

Service on nonprofits boards rounds out my experience recognizing the nuances of board & management relationships while addressing critical board responsibilities such as good governance, planning and financial oversight.

Bringing together head, heart and wisdom, Crossroads Consulting provides meaningful consulting services including interim executive director leadership, strategic planning, organizational assessment and development, business development and human resource strategies to nonprofit organizations. 

Valerie J. Bailey

​Principal Consultant

Specialties: Board Governance/Development, Executive Transition, Executive - Interim Directorship, Executive - Succession/Transition Planning, Fundraising - Events Planning, Human Resources, HR - Conflict Resolution, HR - Executive Coaching, HR - Facilitation/mediation, HR - Hiring/Termination/Evaluation, HR - Volunteer Management, Organizational Planning/Development, Organizational Planning - Collaboration/Mergers, Organizational Planning - Mission & Vision Planning, Organizational Planning - Organizational Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation, Program Planning - Evaluation & Measurement, Program Planning - Program Development, Strategic/Business Plan Development


Great Mountain Forest
Anne Childs - Board Member
40 Garfield Street
Watertown , MA 02474

Great Mountain Forest - I was asked to advise Great Mountain Forest, a non-profit that is a 501(c) 3 private operating foundation. The goal of the consultancy was to assess GMF’s current situation and make short-term recommendations for actions that would increase the organization’s economic sustainability.  Also, I was asked to look at their youth conservation programs and share observations regarding long term planning for every facet of GMF.

To complete this work, the staff sent GMF’s printed material; mailings, maps, and fund requests. I assessed their website and historical documents, conducted focused discussions and facilitated a SWOT exercise with staff members and a board member. 

I prepared & provided an in-depth and thorough report to the GMF staff including new and innovative suggestions for raising awareness of Great Mountain Forest. Also, I suggested new and forward-thinking ways of getting their message out to GMF donors.  The document outlined short-term practical actions that can be implemented quickly and critical strategic planning observations for GMF Board and staff.

Meetings Waters YMCA
Steve Fortier - Executive Director
49 The Square
Bellows Falls , VT 05101

Meeting Waters YMCA (MWYMCA) - As a volunteer board member, I utilized skills in organizational assessment and development, generative leadership, and community-building to help lead MWYMCA through a period of sustainable, community-responsive growth.

I was also asked to play a leadership role in Board Development and Strategic Planning. As a non-Board volunteer, I have continued to guide Meeting Waters YMCA and help shape its future. As a member of MWYMCA's most-recent Strategic Planning Task-Force, I facilitated discussions focused on MWYMCA's community needs assessment phase as well as the process of turning internal and external data and input into a strong and actionable strategic plan. 

Meeting Waters YMCA has asked that I stay involved in its deliberative process as MWYMCA considers a strategic opportunity to increase service to thousands more people in its Y service area of southeastern VT and southwestern NH. 

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