BODY: As the executive director for the nonprofit Alamo Area Resources Center
, Jerry Permenter
juggled board meetings, applied for funding grants, cut the grass and even swept away cigarette butts.
bulb could blow out, Permenter
applied for a planning grant from the Kronkosky Foundation
and reached out for help.
We were in a rut," Permenter
"I felt that if we didn't find the energy and the optimism and determination to go forward, we were going to fall over the wayside as a group."
Increasingly, nonprofit organizations such as Permenter's
and their funding sources have been turning to consultants in the for-profit business community to sharpen their business acumen, learn time management skills and improve their overall leadership skills.
Some directors, such as Permenter
, ask for the help.