Stephanie Small

Synergy Partners Consulting

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2015

About Stephanie

Stephanie Small is President and Chief Synergist of Synergy Partners Consulting, an independent consulting company that provides:

  • Organizational Development & Lifecycles Capacity Building
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Comprehensive Organizational Assessments
  • Board Governance Training & Facilitation
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Planning & Training

Stephanie is a Lifecycles Certified Capacity Consultant, a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and has an undergraduate degree in Arts Administration, an MBA, and over 30 years of practical experience. She strives to bring a balance of solid business practices with a deep understanding of nonprofit culture to make organizations stronger, more proficient and more effective at reaching their missions.

To date, Synergy Partners Consulting has provided services nationally and internationally with over 100 organizations in the arts, social services, education, and association sectors in all stages of organizational lifecycle, from the idea phase to turn-around.

Please visit for more information or contact Stephanie at [email protected].

Consultant Information

Email: [email protected] 


Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Areas of Expertise: Board culture and dynamics, Board ethics, Board roles and responsibilities, CEO/Board chair coaching, CEO-Board partnership , Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, Executive transition, Executive assessment and oversight, Founder transitions, Governance structures, Strategic board composition, Strategic planning and visioning, Succession planning

Areas of Engagement: Board self-assessment review and action planning, Board education retreat or seminar, Ongoing governance coaching and advising, Governance structure and design, Large-group training or conference session, Facilitation of important board conversations

Mission Areas: Advocacy organizations, Associations, Private foundations, Social justice organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs