What we do
Nonprofit Sector Strategies helps nonprofit organizations maximize mission impact by increasing the return on investment from existing technology, providing strategies to leverage current capacity and reducing manual processes from department workflows.
A proud public benefit corporation, we are excited to be part of a network of like-minded socially responsible organizations that are dedicated to meeting higher standards of purpose and accountability.
A unique service of NSS is the ability for nonprofit organizations to take a free online assessment. The assessment provides three benefits: 1) It allows nonprofits to reflect on current progress and metrics, 2) It enables nonprofits to evaluate their organization relative to industry benchmarks, and 3) It offers a comparison tool for nonprofits to measure their success against other nonprofit organizations.
Our ultimate objective is to provide cost-effective products and services that help nonprofit organizations define, achieve and exceed mission-driven metrics.
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 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.
Chief Information Officer
Robert has more than 20 years of experience as an information technology professional. His expertise includes cyber security, infrastructure, network operations, and mobile computing and cloud solutions.
As part of the senior leadership team at Big Brothers Big Sisters, the world’s largest mentoring agency, Robert is responsible for overseeing all aspects of information technology and security, and data analytics across the global reach of the company and for supporting the growth of the BBBS business by partnering with the company’s operational units on IT and analytics-related support programs.
In his previous role as Director of IT Business Systems at the Rubin Museum of Art, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the computing application systems that supported Human Resources, Fiscal Services, Public Education Programs as well as the company’s internal systems.
Previously, Robert was an Information Technology Infrastructure specialist for AARP, a global organization with more than 37 million members. There, Robert was responsible for developing and maintaining IT solutions inclusive of network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure across the entire AARP enterprise.
Robert spent 4 years with United States Marine Corps Information Technology Division. During his tenure with the Marines, he spent three years on an international assignment in the Japan, Iraq, and Korea. His service recognitions includes a Navy Achievement Medal and Humanitarian Medal.
Robert completed the Dual Degree in Communications and Computer Science from the United States Marine Corps. Robert also serves as a member of the NYPD Auxiliary force.
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with the founders, Christine Deska and Frank Orzo, for several years.
Christine has a wealth of experience having served in leadership positions at both national and statewide nonprofit organizations, and at a private foundation in New York City. I had the opportunity to work with Christine on CCF’s core mission and, in just months, Christine helped us streamline processes, overcome longtime challenges and grow social impact.
Similarly, Frank’s work ethic and enthusiasm makes him a valuable scholarship committee member. Frank founded one of the country’s leading technology firms serving in-house legal departments and he lends important skills to several nonprofit organizations.
The combination of Christine’s nonprofit knowledge and Frank’s technology expertise will ensure that Nonprofit Sector Strategies is an essential resource for nonprofit organizations."
"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."
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."
"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!"