DeLizia Consulting Services
Facilitation, training and development services for non-profit professional, trade and philanthropic organizations

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About DeLizia Consulting Services

Company Profile

DeLizia Consulting Services (DCS) was formed in 1997 as a management consulting firm, serving the association community.  The majority of DCS clients are non-profit membership based professional and trade associations.  Other non-profit clients include educational/ research foundations and community based groups.   Along with an impressive list
of US-based clients, DCS has also been privileged to support development of membership-based organizations in Eastern Europe and French Polynesia, mainly through work with USAID.  For-profit corporations round out the list of DCS clients.  These organizations request DCS support after experience with the company’s services through participation as leaders in non-profit association clients.


James S. DeLizia, CAE, Principal

Focusing his professional career in the areas of leadership, membership and organizational development, Jim has been providing strategic planning, training, and consultative services to non-profit professional, trade and philanthropic organizations for over 25 years.


In addition to work in a consulting capacity, Jim previously served as staff vice president of the National Association of Home Builders, a large trade association, overseeing strategic planning, chapter relations, membership and leadership development, marketing, publications and member education. 


Jim is an active volunteer leader himself.  He has served on the board of directors, as chairman of the Membership Section, and as a founding member of the Chapter Relations Section of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  Jim has also served on the board of directors of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE), facilitating a merger of three societies in California to form CalSAE. 


Jim has contributed to the knowledge of non-profit organization management as chief editor of two publications, National-Chapter Partnership and Keeping Members: Myths and Realities, and co-author of two books, Beyond Membership Marketing: Developing an Innovative Plan that Guarantees Results and Get Them Active! Using Icebreakers, Energizers, and Summarizers to Enhance Group Productivity, published through the Center for Excellence in Association Leadership.  In addition, he has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on non-profit governance, strategic planning, leadership and membership development, training and facilitation. 


Jim holds a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland. In 1990, Jim earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) through ASAE.  He is a trained focus group moderator, and has received instruction in negotiation and conflict resolution through the Harvard Negotiation Project.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & the Center for Association Leadership
  • California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE)
  • BoardSource
  • Center for Excellence in Association Leadership (CEAL)


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