Third Sector Innovations

Helping organizations to run faster, jump higher, throw farther, and excel.

Welcome to Third Sector Innovations, where your impact is our mission!

We help organizations excel in serving their communities. Our expertise - in partnership with your vision and commitment - can transform organizations via bold yet practical solutions in strategic and action planning, fundraising, training and facilitation, effective communications, and more. 

To further and grow YOUR mission, explore the pages of this website to learn more of Third Sector Innovations’ exceptional services and strong track record contributing to the many successes of its exceptional clients.


Don't take our word for it, read testimonials from our happy partners or give them a call yourself!

It is impossible to fully put into words how much Illene and Third Sector Innovations have helped us grow and develop as a nonprofit. Every time we meet with Illene and put into practice just a few things she has suggested, amazing things start happening, new channels of funding open up, and we make progress towards our organizational goals. We can't imagine working with anyone with more intelligence, experienced, and with a heart for what they do. We would highly recommend working with Illene and Third Sector, except we would really like to keep our secret ingredient all to ourself! Thank you does not say enough for all you have given us in helping us build our dream, but I will say it anyway--Thank you!!

Christy Douglass, Executive Director, Harmony Acres Equestrian Center, Loma CO

I have worked with Third Sector Innovations for more than 20 years. From board and organizational capacity building, to strategic planning, to crisis management and fundraising…in every moment the Third Sector team has been wonderful. Their work is honest and fair. They challenge you to see your blind spots, to think and behave differently…to commit to being better. Most importantly, Illene and her team truly care about us as people whose life's work is to serve the community. That matters. A lot.

Scott Aker, Chief Operating Officer, Grand Junction Housing Authority, Grand Junction CO

I have had the pleasure of working with Third Sector Innovations for well over a decade on more projects than I can recall. Illene Roggensack and Third Sector exceed my expectations every time. From creating a grant making application and decision process that held up for more than 10 years to facilitating staff retreats that are critical to the future of the organization, – Third Sector has provided services that have made a huge difference for our organization and our community.

James McCoy, President-CEO, Forsyth County Chamber, Cumming GA

I have been working with Third Sector Innovations and Illene for many years and on different tasks. Staff retreats, workshops, team building, after-action reviews, board-staff relationship. It has transformed my staff, the way we work together, the way we respect each other, and tremendously improved the working relationship between board and staff. Illene has the rare talent of making people open up and share things they otherwise wouldn’t. And she seems to have the talent of sensing dynamics within organizations and locating underlying issues – and the ability to give the right advice to mitigate them. Last but not least, Third Sector has helped me to improve my leadership style and to hire and form the right teams.

Alexander Scheirle, Executive Director, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York NY