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  • Independent Consultants in Denver & Seattle

    Independent Consultants in Denver & Seattle

    Canopy Advisory Group is an innovative approach to consulting: we take highly qualified and big firm trained professionals and connect them with businesses and non-profits. Through our alternative model, clients gain access to top-tier independent professionals and consultants have the flexibility to do what they love both at work and home.

    Since 2010, Canopy’s talented non-profit and business consultants, all exceptional in their fields, have worked with hundreds of clients to get critical work done.

  • Canopy Press

    Canopy was featured across national news outlets as a leader in the growing trend around independent consulting. Its founders observed that companies needed a way to access independent workers — while friends and colleagues were telling them they wanted to find ways to balance their work and personal lives. “More and more people want to have ownership over their career, “ Canopy founder, Griffen O’Shaughnessy says, and statistics show companies across all industries and at various stages of growth are finding tremendous success and cost savings through the use of short term, high-level talent pools, such as you’ll find at Canopy.

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  • Our Clients Benefit

    Whether you’re a business looking for an outsourced CFO, a startup lawyer, or a public relations consultant – or a nonprofit seeking an interim executive director, a fundraising consultant, or a grant writing consultant, Canopy has the right fit for your needs.

    • Access to business consultants without the high cost of FTEs
    • Targeted & temporary interim management
    • The ability to expand & contract your team as needed
    • Spend less valuable time on recruiting & onboarding
    • Less paperwork (invoicing, payment, tax forms)
    • Top talent without the long vetting process
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  • Our Consultants Benefit

    Canopy offers personalized service based on who you are and how you define success. We empower you to:

    • Find the work-life balance in which you thrive
    • Enjoy a variety of challenges, sectors and projects
    • Learn from Canopy mentors and networks
    • Focus on projects, not sales
    • Own your time while making an impact
    • Access a much broader network of potential clients
    • Work with a team of high caliber colleagues
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  • Independent Consultants in Denver & Seattle

Learn more about who we are

In 2009, Canopy Advisory Group was born from the need for its founders to find more balance between their professional and personal lives. As a result, Canopy curated a handpicked, well-vetted selection of consultants who were leaders in their respective fields. At Canopy, we understand that on demand talent represents the future, and is the most cost-effective way to grow an organization.

  • Allante Properties

    Allante Properties


    Denver Real estate investment firm Allante Properties was determined to elevate its finance and accounting functions to better serve its investors.


    Allante engaged Canopy consultant Jennifer Almquist to assess its existing finance system and present several robust recommendations for a more efficient financial operation to support the company’s strategic objectives. Based on Jennifer’s recommendations, Allante tapped consultant Erica Roybal to analyze cash flow and institute discipline to the firm’s accounting processes to ensure financial consistency across the organization. “Canopy brought high-level thinking to our small but growing company, and today, we’re poised for a strong future.” —Daren Schmidt, managing partner, Allante Properties, LLC.
  • Teach for America

    Teach for America


    Teach for America Colorado's VP of External Affairs looked to Canopy for interim leadership support to fill her role once she left the organization. The organization was committed to creating a thoughtful, smooth transition in this important area of growth and advancement.


    Canopy's Erin McLain was hired as the interim Development Director in order to move the strategic development plan forward, provide mentorship and coaching to direct reports, lead weekly team meetings, and provide strategic support for the organization’s 2016 gala.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art

    Museum of Contemporary Art


    MCA's development team needed to fill two positions: an annual fund/individual giving officer and an interim grants writer to cover a team member's maternity leave.


    Canopy’s Vanessa Pierce (fundraising strategy and execution) and Jennifer Kelly (grant writer) are working with the team on an interim basis to ensure the MCA's fundraising plan moves forward until the permanent hires are in place. Vanessa is supporting the team on individual giving efforts and helping with the individual giving officer search process. Jennifer is overseeing the existing grants calendar and helping research potential other sources of funds for the museum.
  • Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato

    Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato


    The owners of Glacier needed outsourced marketing support to introduce the store to a new neighborhood and develop long-term communication within the community.


    Canopy Advisor Hillary Schubach, having more than 10 years of specialized experience in food and beverage marketing, was engaged to prepare an effective neighborhood-based marketing plan to drive sales and raise community awareness in the Englewood/Cherry Hills area.
  • Art Students League of Denver

    Art Students League of Denver


    The development team needed a grant writer to help manage the grant processes and apply for available art funding.


    Canopy advisor Jennifer Kelly was hired as an outsourced grant writer to tell the ASLD story in a compelling and inspired manner. Jennifer researches potential funders, manages the grant calendar and works closely with the development and marketing team to ensure the grant content is current and powerful.
  • Whether you’re a business looking for an outsourced CFO, a startup lawyer, or a public relations consultant – or a nonprofit seeking an interim executive director, a fundraising consultant, or a grant writing consultant, Canopy has the right fit for your needs.


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