Facilitation & Training

Could your staff or board benefit from some professional development?
ZIM Consulting believes every organization can benefit from new perspectives and a refresher on best practices in areas such as board development, fundraising, organizational systems, marketing, human resources, and more. ZIM offers a variety of facilitation and training services to help organizations build their internal capacity, improve structures and systems, and help staff and boards develop their skills and knowledge bases. For all types of facilitations and trainings, ZIM plans and works hard to make sessions engaging, team-oriented, interactive and very, very productive, with concrete outcomes and next steps. ZIM believes that every organization is unique and, therefore, ZIM is flexible with all planning processes to ensure the process and end result meets the organization's needs and aligns with the organization's culture.


ZIM Consulting can help your board and staff plan and go through a strategic retreat to outline goals and next steps for your organization, ensuring everyone buys in to the process to successfully accomplish your objectives.


If your board needs new members to bring fresh ideas, or you're trying to add new areas of expertise to your board, ZIM can help you assess your board and find new members to give your organization's leadership the skills it needs to thrive.


ZIM Consulting can help your staff and board develop new skills and learn best practices in areas such as fundraising, governance, and finance, giving your leadership the knowledge it needs to better advance your organization's mission.

Meet Your Facilitation & Training Team

Marty Zimmerman
President and Co-Founder

Marty has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit development, facilitations and trainings, internal and external communications, project management, and human resources.

Marty has a Master of Social Work and Nonprofit Management from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Syracuse University.  

Marty is an alum of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Denver program, served three years as a mayoral appointee on the Denver Mayor’s Youth Commission (two of which he was the chair), and has participated in many other significant volunteer leadership positions.

Priscilla Zavala
Director of Administration & Special Projects

Priscilla received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Planning and Public Affairs from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has more than nine years’ experience working with non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad focusing on community development and social and environmental change in Costa Rica. 

Most recently, Priscilla spent time working for an economic development non-profit the Women’s Business Development Center before joining the ZIM team.

Allegra Mangione
Marketing and Strategy Specialist

Allegra graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services & International Affairs and a minor in Social Enterprise. At Northeastern, she pursued three six-month, full time, cooperative education work experiences at international NGOs in Ecuador, South Africa, and Nepal.


Her experience in the non-profit sector spans strategic communications, foundation relations management, program development, strategic planning, Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation, fundraising campaigns and event coordination. Allegra brings experience unifying brands, strengthening organizational voice, and developing creative visual identities for organizations within the non-profit sector to the Marketing and Strategy Specialist role.


At ZIM, we customize our services to meet your organization’s unique needs. We will be able to give you an accurate price estimate once we have a conversation with you.

Contact us to tell us about your project. We would love to hear from you!

Explore ZIM's Other Services

Want to learn more about our services?
Got a special project in mind? Contact us!

We love hearing from new organizations. Contact us by phone, email or via social media.