About Us

Whether you need a plan for a new organizational direction or want to improve your current services, we can help you be stronger and more focused.

501(c)onsulting has a wide range of experience guiding nonprofits, educational institutions and associations that serve local, national and global areas.

Established in 2001 in order to help small and midsize organizations fulfill their missions, the 501(c)onsulting team wants to play a role in changing the world by helping you reach your goals.

We recognize that your organization is unique and your needs are unique. We strive to answer your call with a solution that fits your needs.

If you're interested in thinking more strategically and working more effectively toward your goals, contact us today.


Herding cats is a challenge. Keeping a group of leaders focused is a challenge for any facilitator. Michel was able to keep our group of opinionated leaders focused on the task at hand, [and] she did it with grace and humor. ~ Ali McLane, Past President, APRA-Southwest
I really appreciate everything you do. I can't tell you how many wonderful comments we get about [our] two websites -- everyone really loves them -- the professionalism of them -- you make them make sense and bring the consistency that's so important. ~ Judy Keel, Retired Executive Vice President, AWS, IMDA
Michel Hudson, CFRE

About the Owner

Michel Hudson, CFRE has more than 25 years experience guiding nonprofits and associations.

She has served in the roles of staff, volunteer, board member, and consultant, so she understands organizational issues from many different perspectives.

Michel has been responsible for event planning and management for several professional associations, including projects such as conference programming, volunteer coordination, daily newsletter production, and auction management.

An author of brochures and materials for nonprofits and businesses, she has also written over 100 articles for professional journals. She is the editor and co-author of three editions of Prospect Research Fundamentals, and is included in several Who’s Who directories.

Michel has been a frequent speaker at regional and international conferences and workshops for AFP, AHP, APRA, CASE, TEFN, and other associations.

Self-professed as addicted to volunteering, she has served as a member of the board and executive team of a number of organizations, including APRA International, the Pflugerville Education Foundation, Business + Balance Austin, Hutto Discovery UMC, and Freelance Austin. She was honored with the 2003 APRA Distinguished Service Award, and a 2015-16 Volunteer of the Year Award from Pflugerville ISD.

Outside of her professional and volunteer work, Michel is an essayist and award-winning artist. Her hobbies include photography and storm-chasing with her family.