Carine Jocelyn has an extensive
professional background working with diverse populations, staff
training, fund-raising and development. Proficient in non-profit
management, budget development and quality assurance, she has served
as a consultant to various health, education, youth and social
service agencies. She has over 20 years of professional work
experience and currently sits on the board of directors of The
National Haitian American Health Alliance, Greater Brooklyn Health
Coalition, The New York AIDS Coalition, and was appointed by Nassau
County Executive Tom Suozzi to Nassau County Youth Board’s Board of
Carine Jocelyn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare
Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from
the School of Public Service at LIU- CW Post and has earned many
The non profit
world faces the same challenges as any industry today: budget cuts,
fewer employees and the continued need to provide quality services.
Although many nonprofits may not survive, the keepers will strive
for innovation and well-run organizations.
In my experience there are a few essentials:
A great Board of Directors
is a keystone in successful organizations. Board members who
understand their roles and responsibilities, take them seriously
and act as ambassadors for your causes and goals, are your best
Structures & Strategies
Recruiting and keeping
talented staff in the non profit world is not easy.
Nonprofit salaries may not compare well with for-profit
positions, but with fewer jobs available for recent college
graduates, you can be highly competitive if you can create great
growth opportunities and a good work environment. Re-thinking
your employment packages can be a valuable first step in
attracting and maintaining the best staff.
Human Resources and Staff Management
Capacity building – the
main reason I created CJ Consulting was because I knew the
important role infrastructure plays in the growth and success of
an organization. The challenge is finding the right consultant
that meets your technical assistance needs and at the cost you
can afford. With so many practitioners to choose from, it has
never been more important to get references or to be specific
about the talents you need.
And, getting the right technical assistance does not mean the
organization is off the hook, either. In fact the process must
be taken seriously and the staff must be prepared to partner
with the consultant in order to achieve those desired
Fundraising – a lot of
folks call it development- I call it what is is! FUNDraising.
Research, cultivation, communication, marketing must always have
that goal inherent in every task. There is no substitute for
staying connected to supporters and committing to a
See Fund Development
unforgivingly complex”. This quote by Anne Lamott speaks volumes to
the non profit world. The reality is we are facing challenging
times, but there are means for unraveling complexity. We would like
to assist you in this task.