Executive Vice President
Susan Nelson, Executive Vice President, has been with TDC since 1987. In her many years with the firm, she has led a wide range of projects that include mergers, strategic business plans, financial restructuring, and facilities planning. Susan’s practice focuses on the complex challenge of aligning an organization’s strategy, implementation plan, and financial sustainability. Her deep financial analysis skills and hands-on operational experience has given her a special expertise in how to scale an organization to an appropriate size while creating a sustainable financial capitalization plan. She has worked with clients of all sizes across the country in such areas as arts and culture, community development, education, and social services.
Susan also works with foundation clients to develop effective granting programs and strengthen their investments in organizations. She is the author of a number of publications about capitalization and the nonprofit arts sector.
Prior to joining TDC, Susan held financial management positions at a variety of nonprofits and public agencies, including the Boston Housing Authority and the Opera Company of Boston. She holds a BA in history from the College of Saint Rose.
“I get to work with some of the most brilliantly creative and forward thinking people I know – my clients. It’s a thrill to contribute to their thinking as they work through critical moments in their organizations’ development.”