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The term "Consultancy"

Posted on 9 July 2009 at 8:57 am

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  • 9 July 2009 at 8:57 am #3339


    A very basic and simple question.

    I’m looking for suitable alternatives for the words “Consultancy” and “Consultants”. This is within the not-for-profit fundraising sector.

    Any advice/ideas?

    9 July 2009 at 7:26 pm #10991

    I’m curious why you believe you need to find a different term. I agree that the word consultant can have negative overtones, but equally it’s just a word, with good and bad exemplars of it.

    Anyway, some suggestions:

    * agent/agency

    * adviser

    * enabler

    * professional help/guide

    * expert

    * mentor

    * partner

    To prevent any of the above sounding too general I’d probably precede each with a more descriptive word or phrase e.g. “funding adviser”.

    Have I missed any obvious terms in use in the sector by those who can’t bear to use the word ‘consultant’?

    11 July 2009 at 9:51 am #10992

    In addition to Howard’s list above, depending on the nature of the project, I also sometimes use analyst or facilitator.


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