Greater Impact for the Greater Good

Our Purpose

We help organizations make positive change for the betterment of our world.

Our Mission

We assist our clients in achieving excellence in nonprofit fundraising and operations resulting in transformational and lasting impact.


Fundraising Counsel

Understanding and implementing best-practice fundraising methodology is vital to your organization’s stability and growth.

Strategic Planning

We help you make informed decisions about strategic direction through our expert facilitation and management services.

Campaign Planning

We provide insight and guidance to help make your vision and expansion a reality.

Training & Speaking

We know the importance of accelerating impact from your board and staff. We offer a variety of training and speaking opportunities that inspire transformational growth and development.

Our Values

We believe in being a trusted partner, forming lasting relationships and working together collaboratively to help our clients succeed.

We hold ourselves and those we work with to the highest ethical and professional standards.

We believe in understanding our client’s mission, needs, and perspectives, ensuring they are our top priority.

We help our clients create a vision and plan that inspires its staff, volunteers and the communities they serve.

We are committed to continuous improvement, ensuring our clients receive superior counsel and best-practice methodology.

Why Choose Us

Many charitable organizations face challenges with inadequate staff resources, prioritizing initiatives to support the mission, increasing their funding sources, and ensuring the board and leadership are focused on a sound strategy that will promote sustainable growth.

At COR Consulting we have a deep understanding of the charitable sector and the demands and challenges it faces. We help institutions build innovative and highly effective strategies that help accelerate results.

About Doug Hartjes

Doug Hartjes is the founder and President of COR Consulting and has spent more than 20 years of his career in nonprofit leadership. He has served in varied roles in the nonprofit sector including chief executive officer, chief development officer, board member/chair, mentor, volunteer, and consultant.

Doug is recognized as an accomplished speaker and facilitator who works with boards, leadership, and staff on how to achieve fundraising and nonprofit excellence. His leadership and commitment to the fundraising and nonprofit profession has enabled organizations he has worked with to not only meet but exceed their objectives.

As a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Doug applies the highest ethical and professional standards of nonprofit fundraising and leadership to his work and those he works with. He has experience working in multiple nonprofit sectors including human services, environment, health, arts and culture, and education.


“I appreciate the personalized service COR Consulting provides. Doug effectively spends time developing working relationships, listening and asking probing questions to evoke thoughtful consideration towards developing a tailored approach to fulfill our objectives. The dedication and value you receive as a client is truly stellar.”

– Maureen Schwind, Executive Director – Burke County United Way

“I am so thankful to Doug for our Fund Development plan and the process in which it was developed. Doug’s expertise in fundraising helped us identify areas of weakness that can help move us to a higher level of philanthropic proficiency for the Western Piedmont Foundation.”

– Stacey Sholar, Director – Western Piedmont Foundation

“Doug was very valuable to our nonprofit’s strategic planning process. He understood our goal and used effective methods, undoubtedly crafted through his years of experience, to engage our staff and board in efficient ways to achieve an excellent final plan that will guide our land trust through the next several years. He was responsive, attentive, astute and very pleasant to work with.”

– Andrew Kota, Executive Director – N.C Foothills Conservancy

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