WE ARE COMMITTED TO
HELPING YOU MAXIMIZE MISSION IMPACT.

What we do

Nonprofit Sector Strategies is committed to helping nonprofit organizations maximize mission impact.

We do this in three key ways:

  • Board Portal Product. Our signature application, BellesBoard, saves nonprofit leaders and board members time (and money!) by securing governance related meeting information, metrics and tasks in one place
  • Strategic Planning. Whether you are starting from scratch or updating an existing plan we can help guide you and your team through the process to ensure overall organizational growth and fiscal health.
  • Continuous Improvement Plan. We create custom plans that include a mixture of services and supports for small and medium sized nonprofit organizations

We are a public benefit corporation – proud to be part of a network of like-minded socially responsible companies – dedicated to meeting higher standards of purpose and accountability.

Our ultimate objective is to provide cost-effective products and services that help nonprofit organizations define, achieve and exceed mission-driven metrics and overall social impact.

Who We Are

Christine Deska

President &
Co-Founder

Christine brings more than a decade of in-depth experience working in, and with, nonprofit organizations, foundations and the government.

At the Columbus Citizens Foundation, Christine was Director of Programs from 2014 to 2016 managing a budget of $2.8M. As a result of her efforts, in just two years, program funding grew by 50%, scholarship applications increased by 38% and 30% more scholarships were awarded.

While at AARP from 2006 to 2014, she led initiatives around older adult hunger, financial security and volunteer management, often serving as a media spokesperson. Christine created several scalable models at AARP including a successful member discount & engagement model that resulted in a $5M value for community partners and 500 million media impressions for AARP NY.

Christine sits on the board of Hunger Solutions New York, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the alleviation of hunger throughout New York State.

Christine received a BA in Communications from Manhattan College and an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Frank Orzo

Vice President &
Co-Founder

Frank has worked as an IT Professional and software company executive for more than four decades.

In 1984, he founded Lawtrac which was the first PC-based software product focused on assisting in-house law departments manage litigation, contracts and legal expenses. Frank sold Lawtrac to a private-equity firm in 2013. At the time of the sale of his company, Lawtrac was used by over 100 major corporations in 22 countries around the world.

In 2014, he founded Orzo & Associates in order to assist companies to improve the use of their existing technology.

Frank is chairman of the board of Holy Cross High School in Flushing, NY and is a member of the scholarship committee of the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York.

Frank received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University.

testimonials

  • "[After hearing Christine Deska speak at a seminar on the topic of measuring social impact], I learned about the importance of visually sharing my organization's Social Return on Investment (SROI)!

    Our infographic has proven to be tremendously useful and a document I now bring with me to every single corporate, civic and legislative outreach effort I make."

    Linda Berman Director of Development, The Corporate Source
  • "The principals at Nonprofit Sector Strategies played a key role in the success of our organization's primary fundraising event - the annual free philharmonic concert in the park featuring the Long Island Concert Orchestra.

    Specifically, Nonprofit Sector Strategies performed a pre-event review of our concert plans. As a result of their recommendations, we increased the number of potential new supporters of the Islip Arts Council by 200%.

    They provided quality service in a timely manner. I highly recommend their services."

    Lynda Moran Executive Director, The Islip Arts Council
  • "The NSS team was instrumental in preparing us to rebrand, improve our marketing efforts and refresh our website and web content.

    They walked us through a comprehensive branding roadmap, facilitating an important discussion about brand elements. They led a nonprofit marketing training that helped us assess current efforts and identify new community outreach opportunities. Last, they provided us with updated web content so that we're ready to go once a developer is chosen.

    NSS provided quality service and completed all agreed-upon deliverables. It was fun working with Christine and Frank and I highly recommend them!"

    Erica Bradley Executive Director, PATV
  • “After just three months of usage, BellesBoard has already made a big improvement in the effectiveness of our board.

    Having a central repository of all board related information makes it fast and convenient for board members to find information when needed. It is very intuitive and easy to use, especially for some board members who are technologically challenged.

    I now know who is attending meetings without having to ask someone or field calls from others about the date of the next meeting.

    It’s like having a file cabinet at my fingertips, whether at my desk or on mobile phone.”

    Susan Cuoccio Anchor Program Fund
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