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Sumption & Wyland, established in 1990, provides strategic planning consulting, board and organizational development, and training & facilitation services to governments, nonprofits (usually IRS 501(c)(3) charities and 501(c)(6) associations), and businesses.  We also provide executive coaching services to selected individuals.  Our diverse clientele includes hospitals, health, human and social service agencies, educational institutions, and agriculture and environmental interests.

Margaret J. Sumption


Margaret J. Sumption, MSED, LPC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has over thirty-five years of experience as a teacher and counselor, nonprofit administrator, development officer, and volunteer board member serving a wide variety of organizations. She is a popular, dynamic, and effective speaker and trainer for nonprofit professionals, customers, and policy makers.

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Michael L. Wyland


Michael L. Wyland, CSL, has over thirty years of experience in corporate and government public policy, management, and administration. He is an expert on nonprofit governance and fundraising issues featured in media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Washington Post,  FierceHealthCare, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The Nonprofit Quarterly.  He currently serves as an editorial advisory board member and contributor to The Nonprofit Quarterly, with more than 100 articles published since 2012.

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Dan C. Ellis


Dan C. Ellis, PhD, has over thirty years of experience as a healthcare administrator, executive coach, and university adjunct faculty member. He is certified to administer and interpret the EQ-i 2.0 for assessing Executive Leadership Emotional Intelligence Competencies.

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