What We Offer

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Michelle provides advice, guidance and workable solutions in a host of areas, including nonprofit start-up, organizational development, board development, strategic planning, resource development (including grant writing and fundraising), and program development and evaluation.


Michelle offers an interactive process that expands her effectiveness at both business and life-skills development by guiding you through identifying obstacles and working through them to achieve your goals. Coaching is available for individuals and groups.

Public and Private Training Events

Michelle offers interactive and hands-on training on a host of nonprofit topics. 100% of past participants said they would recommend her training to a friend. Click herefor details on upcoming events. 

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About Us

Do-Gooders helping Do-Gooders to do good.

The Word Woman LLC is a full-service consulting firm supporting new, emerging and established nonprofits as well as government agencies and individuals to achieve their goals by providing a full range of high-quality, professional yet affordable nonprofit consulting, coaching and training services. Whether you are thinking of starting a nonprofit or you are the leader at an established organization, our team is ready to help you Do Good.

                                 After nearly 20 years in the nonprofit sector, Michelle Nusum-                                         Smith started The Word Woman LLC in 2010 to help new and                                           emerging nonprofit organizations as well as individuals to                                               achieve their missions to do good. ​In 2016, Michelle became                                           licensed to offer consulting services for the Standards for Excellence® program by completing an exclusive professional development initiative that gives independent consultants the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across the country interested in learning about and implementing the Standards for Excellence code. She and her team are committed to providing high-quality, professional yet affordable consulting services. Services are personalized and customized to fit each client’s individual needs. The Word Woman offers the highest levels of integrity, expertise and objectivity with a focus on establishing synergy between client and consultant to create winning strategies that achieve targeted results.



Associated Black Charities Board Pipeline
Association of Fundraising Professionals

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Grant Professionals Associations

Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce 
Maryland Nonprofits (Associate Member)
NeighborWorks America (Consultants Pool)
​​​Standards for Excellence® Licensed Consultant