सेवा (Sevah)


Sevah is a Hindu concept that means “Dedicated Service to Others.”

Sevah Consulting is dedicated to serving nonprofits in transition and helping them thrive during periods of major change.

Executive Leadership

Short-term, interim executive during staff transitions (ED/CEO, DD, COO)

Strategic planning

Direction and guidance during the development and implementation of your organization’s strategic plan

Operations Alignment

Assistance aligning business operations with strategy so you can reach your goals

Change Management

Support and guidance to Boards of Directors and senior staff for handling managing major transitions with internal and external audiences

Shailushi Ritchie

I’m the founder and CEO of Sevah Consulting, based in Chicago, IL.  

I work with nonprofits when they are experiencing a transition– hiring a new executive or starting a strategic planning effort– to provide nuanced and deft guidance during uncertain times.

Click here for more information about Shailushi’s professional background.


What can you learn about me from this website that you can’t learn from Google?

I’ve spent my entire career working with and for nonprofit organizations and have developed deep bench strength in the areas that make nonprofits unique.  I’m passionate about organizational effectiveness because I know nonprofits don’t have the financial luxury to be ineffective or inefficient. I’m driven to help our sector solve its internal challenges– and I’m excited to partner with you to address whatever issues your organization faces.

In my spare time, I spend a lot of time on a bike–either teaching Spinning classes or road or mountain biking..  I love to dance, enjoy exploring the Midwest’s food and wine scene, and cross-stitch in my quiet time. I live in Oak Park with my husband, two kids, and two cats.

Why did I start Sevah Consulting?

I was inspired to start Sevah Consulting after I saw several nonprofits struggling to cope with major changes in the organization’s leadership and approach.  I realized just how hard it can be for nonprofits to navigate transitions and how long it can take for them to recover if it doesn’t go smoothly. I want to help NPOs navigate those transitions more easily and work in service of those serving others.

Areas of Expertise

Sevah Consulting brings deep expertise in all the key areas of nonprofit management that make this sector unique.

Finance, Accounting & Audit Preparation

Development and Fundraising

Donor Relations


Human Resources


Strategic Planning & Operations Alignment

Governance and Board Relations

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