Gary Romano

Gary is an experienced strategist and advisor driven by the vision that no child will grow up in poverty. In 2009, he founded Civitas Strategies to provide mission-driven organizations with the high-quality, cost-effective consulting services needed to improve outcomes for families and children. The firm is leading innovative projects around talent management, program evaluation, and nonprofit strategy. Gary’s civic planning and engagement work in Massachusetts has earned accolades for innovation, and he is a sought-after speaker and author on several nonprofit topics.

  • Founded Civitas Strategies to provide mission-driven organizations with high-quality, cost-effective consulting services
  • Oversees the design and execution of every engagement
  • Leads Civitas Strategies innovation projects, including Lean Recruitment, Finding Your North Star, and Luminary Evaluation Group
  • Designed and led the Our City project, a civic planning and engagement effort in a rapidly growing and changing city north of Boston which received the Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award from the Massachusetts Municipal Association
  • Frequent speaker on the topics of nonprofit strategy, talent recruitment, and program evaluation
  • Author of Small But Mighty and Lean Recruitment
Gary Romano

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  1. Succession Planning: A Vital Part Of Your Pandemic Strategy
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    Succession Planning: A Vital Part Of Your Pandemic Strategy
    Award-winning nonprofit strategist and consultant Gary Romano will present a practical system for succession. You will learn how to implement tactical steps quickly and successfully.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why do most organizations avoid succession planning?
    • What are the three most significant succession risks?
    • How can you mitigate the risks in two weeks?
    • How can you understand your succession needs?
    • What are the best ways to identify talent for critical positions?
    • How should you manage planned transitions?
  2. The Stimulus You Need To Know: Employee Retention Tax Credit
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    The Stimulus You Need To Know: Employee Retention Tax Credit

    Federal stimulus expert Gary Romano will share the latest information on the stimulus programs. You will learn the steps to take now to position your organization for maximum benefit.

    What You'll Learn

    • What organizations can benefit from the Employee Retention Tax Credit?
    • How have COVID-19 stimulus programs changed?
    • How can PPP, EIDL, and the Employee Retention Tax Credit help you?
    • How does Families First leave benefit nonprofits?
    • What steps should you take to obtain these funds?

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