The 3 Cs of Implementing – Coaching, Consulting, and Cohorts –lie at the intersection of “know how” and “how to.” Our nonprofit-centric approach towards implementing controls for the fact that no two nonprofits are alike as we aim to come alongside nonprofit leaders as they make meaning and apply key learnings within the context of their organization.”


A partnership in which Mission Triangle professionals guide the individualized application of key nonprofit best practices within the unique context of the nonprofit.



Coaching is a “no cost” service offered to nonprofits who attend quarterly workshops and serves as a catalyst for identifying and committing to the next best steps or actions to be taken towards health and sustainability.


Coaching sessions are typically 60 minutes in length and can cover a variety of topics including:

    • Development of a nonprofit growth plan.
    • Review and application around core competency key learnings.
    • Review, discussion, and application around key core competency resources or templates.
    • Baseline Health Assessment (BHA) or Nonprofit SWOT Analysis overview – how to leverage formative assessment tools for organizational growth.
    • Overview and discussion of Pathway – the Mission Triangle online learning management tool.


Coaching sessions can be held in person or virtually through video teleconferencing.


Consulting is a deeper level of individualized engagement with a seasoned and well-trained consultant and is considered a “fee for service” opportunity. Those nonprofits interested in accelerating the impact of core competency best practices and tools often consult with Mission Triangle due to the individualized guidance, support, and strategy planning they receive. Consulting projects are carefully scoped to meet unique nonprofit needs but often include opportunities such as:


  • Baseline Health Assessment Review – executive or full leadership team.
  • Nonprofit SWOT Analysis.
  • Comprehensive Strategic Planning advisory.
  • Customized core competency trainings or workshops.
  • Fundraising and development planning, strategy, and execution.
  • Staff annual evaluation and assessments – such as a 360 Review 
  • Organizational structure analysis and planning (organizational charts, position descriptions, performance evaluation).
  • Organizational measurement and benchmark development (e.g., creating a Theory of Change).
  • Staff Leadership Training.
  • Board Governance Advisory – educating and equipping the board.


Consulting projects can also be structured in different ways to meet the unique needs of the organization.


  • Hourly: an agreed upon hourly-structured consulting project
  • Fixed bid: a packaged consulting project that may also involve a final deliverable
  • Retainer projects: projects 3-12 months in length that facilitate health and sustainability around multiple organizational needs


*The cost for consulting is dependent on the scope of the project.


Cohorts are specifically purposed to support, equip, and fortify nonprofit leaders as they aim to steward their organizations well. Cohorts do so in three ways:


  • Applied Content: developing an applied knowledge around Mission Triangle core competencies and other related constructs or resources that are the hallmark to nonprofit sustainable success as measured by the BHA.
  • Relational Community: growing a community of nonprofit practitioner-leaders who can leverage meaningful relationships to learn from each other, make meaning together, share best practices, and problem solve together.
  • Implementation: engaging in guided group practice/application around emergent, real-world nonprofit leadership scenarios that impact organizational viability.


Currently, Mission Triangle offers two cohorts:




If you are interested in joining a cohort, please contact Brad Wingo, Director of Implementation Services.

If you have questions about Coaching or Consulting, contact the Implementation Team.

If you are interested in coaching or in discussing a consulting project, complete the online interest form.


Director of Implementation

Brad is a native North Carolinian who has been married to his wife Jennifer for 15 years. They have an 8-year-old daughter, Caroline. As Director of Implementation Services, Brad is leveraging his skills and experiences as a leader, administrator, developer of processes and systems, and achiever to serve our community well in this new role. Brad leads the division of coaching and consulting which is purposed to help nonprofits take crucial steps toward organizational health and sustainability.

Brad’s experience in leading a team and building relationships, his appreciation for the unique journey of each individual and organization, his ability to listen with understanding, and his servant spirit are a blessing to the strategic consultants he leads and the nonprofits we serve. Brad joins us after a 19-year career in the university setting, specifically higher education and student affairs administration.


Matt is an advisor and consultant for faith driven investors, business leaders, and impact organizations. Early in his career, he worked for several years in Afghanistan and the UAE with a team that started three impact businesses to employ marginalized populations. After returning to the US, Matt worked in multiple organizational strategy roles for the Summit Church and its global outreach partner organizations.

Matt led a team to launch the DWELL Initiative, which helped local churches serve and care for residents of multi-family properties. He was also a cofounder and board member for the ReCity Network, a coworking space in Durham focused on collaborative initiatives for at-risk youth. Matt lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Lauren and their two amazing kids, and serves as an elder at the Summit Church.


Elizabeth has spent over 20 years working in the Christian nonprofit space as an effective change agent with a passion for empowering vulnerable people. Her experience includes program and project management, major and mid-level donor fundraising, donor stewardship, grant writing, website content development, marketing and communications, monitoring and evaluation, impact reporting, organizational leadership, coaching and mentoring, strategic planning, and Board work.


Elizabeth holds a BA in Leadership Studies and Communication Studies from the University of Richmond, and a MA in International Development from Eastern University.

Elizabeth loves living in Durham with her husband, Jeff and two boys, Chase and Beckett. In her free time, she enjoys long walks in the woods with Lucy the Labrador, voracious reading, and working on a second master’s degree.


Jeff is a disciple, husband, father, friend, pastor, neighbor, & citizen in the City of Oaks. He is also a consultant committed to equipping the church to impact the kingdom through local presence. He is a pastor at Bay Leaf Baptist Church, most recently responsible for mobilizing the congregation to serve in the church and in the community, often through partnerships with local nonprofits.

Jeff celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit inspiring Christians to impact the kingdom by building healthy organizations. He is a graduate of UNC & Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2020 he received a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University.


Angela has spent almost 20 years working with nonprofits, government entities and ministries. Using her background knowledge of strategy, stewardship, planning, and organizational development, she now has the privilege of serving alongside amazing leaders and organizations in our community to help them flourish and achieve sustainability.

Originally from Florida, Angela pursued her Masters in Social Work, with a focus on Social Advocacy and Administration, at Florida State University. After completing an internship with a lobbyist/advocacy group in Tallahassee, she moved to Charlotte and began working with regional government, focusing on grants and planning services with nonprofits and county government agencies.


George is a strategic thinker with broad experience in organizational development, business systems establishment, and operations leadership as an integrator. He has lived in the Raleigh area most of his adult life after receiving his degrees in engineering from NC State.

George has a diverse background in for-profit businesses and has held various faith-based leadership positions, most recently at The Summit Church. George received his MBA from Duke University.


Mary is originally from Florida and attended Florida State University. She has been married to her husband, Mike Gifford, for 14 years and they have 4 boys ages 6-12 years old. As a Director of Development and Communications for Called to Peace Ministries, Mary has 18 years of experience in ministry and nonprofit development work. Her drive and expertise come from a passion to bring glory to God through seeing hurting people served with help and hope.

Mary believes fundraising is an open invitation, accessible to anyone looking for a front row seat to experience God’s handiwork in the lives of those in need. She has experience with development strategy, campaign building, branding, communication planning and execution, donor retention and cultivation. She has learned a tremendous amount along the way and hopes to share it with others so they can see the FUN in fundraising!


Ann brings three decades of experience helping companies and nonprofit organizations translate strategy into action to deliver business success. She is a skilled change agent offering a unique blend of business acumen, organizational leadership, and operational rigor.

Ann has been blessed with a husband, two adult children and a daughter in law who all love the Lord. Ann is a Raleigh native with her BS in Industrial Engineering from NC State and an MBA from the University of Greensboro.


Lindsey is a strategic thinker, likely found drilling down to the roots, trying to solve problems from the bottom up. Having been the Executive Director at Carroll’s Kitchen, she brings with her practical knowledge and experience in the nonprofit management as well as the social enterprise sector.

Before Carroll’s Kitchen, Lindsey served Mission Triangle on staff for five years, leaving as the Director of Operations. Lindsey and her family loving spending time together, especially on the coast.


Eric is the Executive Pastor of King’s Park International Church in Durham, NC. He has served for twenty years in various ministry and operational leadership roles in multiple Christian nonprofits. In 2006, he launched a consulting practice supporting nonprofits and small businesses in the area of operational and financial management.

Eric and his wife, Adena, live in Durham with their two daughters, Sarah Beth and Elena. He has a Masters of Accountancy from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University.


Jenny was born and raised in eastern North Carolina and made her way to Raleigh, NC in 2005 to pursue a BS in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration from NC State (Go Wolfpack!). For more than a decade, Jenny worked in the A/E/C (architecture, engineering and construction) industry as a Marketing professional where she served on and led teams in the pursuit of projects of various scopes and sizes.

Jenny enjoys ``story-telling`` and sees that as a way to help nonprofits forward their mission. She joined the Mission Triangle staff from 2021-2023 and recently rejoined the team as a Strategic Consultant, focusing on Marketing and Communications. She is excited to learn the incredible stories behind the missions of the nonprofits we serve in the Triangle. Jenny is married to Steven and they live in Wendell with their fun and feisty baby girl Sophie.


Matt is a highly relational nonprofit and higher education professional, with an inherent drive to stimulate personal and group excellence. With 17+ years of experience, he brings a specialized blend of knowledge, technical skills, and expertise to his work—and focuses on empowering small- to mid-size nonprofit organizations to achieve greater impact on their communities.

Originally from Vermont, Matt now proudly calls North Carolina home. Outside of work, Matt enjoys hiking, watching soccer, traveling, finding a good cup of coffee at a local shop, listening to music, and spending time with his wife and three pets.