About Facilitation & Process

Facilitation & Process, LLC is Portland, OR-based consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, board development, team and group facilitation, and collaboration design services specifically for nonprofits, government and philanthropy organizations.

We know you are looking for a consultant who understands today’s complex environment and who brings experience and expertise. After many years on “the other side of the table,” we’ve learned that consultants are not all the same. Many rely on outdated approaches or simply don’t have the real-world experience to navigate complex initiatives. We’re proud to offer you imaginative, customized solutions to help your organization solve problems and increase effectiveness and community impact.

A Partnership to Realize Your Vision
We believe that an effective consultant is not an outside observer, but an active participant. Facilitation & Process partners with you to draw from your existing strengths to realize your vision.

With so many consultants out there, it can be difficult to find the right one. We understand and want to make it easy for you. That’s why we are committed to honest dialogue and transparent processes. Building an effective nonprofit organization is your journey. We are honored to be your partner and guide on your path to success. 

Here is a Brief Overview of How We Work

1. Assessment

Let’s figure out if we’re a good fit. We’ll schedule a 15-20 minute assessment to briefly discuss your needs. Rest assured that we can’t help you, we likely know someone who can and we’ll be happy to refer you.

2. Initial Consultation

We’ll set up a complimentary 30-45 minute meeting, either in-person or over the phone, where you’ll have a chance to fully explain your needs and desired outcomes. This time is well spent; by the end of the meeting, we’ll have an outline of your project.

3. Work Plan Development

Together we’ll develop a win-win work plan that fully develops the deliverables, project scope and timeframe. This is the roadmap for your project. We’ll use it to guide us throughout our partnership.

4. Kick-Off Meeting

We then host a 60-90 minute kick-off meeting with your team to get acquainted, review expectations and develop communication structures.

5. Project Implementation

This is where the work gets done. Using the work plan as a guide we will focus on your objectives and work towards delivering a high quality process and product that will set you up for measurable performance improvement. During this phase we’ll review progress over periodic check-in meetings and make adjustments as necessary.

6. Post Project Evaluation

Once we’ve completed our project, we will take the opportunity to meet to debrief on the process, outcomes and discuss recommendations for lasting success.

Mark Fulop, Strategic Planning Consultant

Mark Fulop

Owner & Principal

Mark P. Fulop founded Facilitation & Process in 2009 to help organizations and communities bridge the gap between where they are today and where they want to be tomorrow. He’s led dozens of Portland nonprofits and agencies through complex change initiatives including board development and transition, strategic planning and leadership training.

Throughout Mark’s diverse career he’s gained experience in nonprofit development, strategic planning, program planning and community organization where he’s built a strong toolbox of solutions to support your needs. He’s served at the director level on national programs, such as Reclaiming Futures, the National Mentoring Center and the National Service Resource Center. Mark has worked in management positions in nonprofits, county health departments and academic universities where he has developed and managed education, research and policy. He also holds Master’s degrees in Public Health and Educational Technology from Loma Linda University and San Diego State and a Bachelor’s degree from Andrews University.

Facilitation & Process strives to help organizations make greater community impact, and Mark is equally committed to community involvement on a personal level. He’s served on the board of Reading Results, the Community Music Center, Board of Resolutions Northwest (RNW) and as a Partner with Social Venture Partners Portland.

In his free time Mark enjoys hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and spending time at the beach with his family, listening to classical music, and supporting the musical adventures of his two violinist children.