We add value in four critical nonprofit consulting areas: Strategic Planning, Board & Staff Development, Organization Assessment, and Community Building and Engagement. Working with nonprofit and government organizations is different from for-profit businesses. We understand these differences. Resources – time, money, and people – are more limited, and being an effective organization is essential. Because of the need to involve volunteers, nonprofits often must work in short bursts of time, extending the work over a longer timeframe. Keeping up the energy and momentum is important.
Do you need to:
- Develop and implement a new strategic plan to focus your organization and secure funding?
- Build your board of directors into a more effective team?
- Ensure your organization is designed to succeed as it grows?
- Decide where to focus from the many opportunities you see?
- Align your team to jump-start your new leadership performance?
If so … Let’s talk. I offer a complimentary phone conversation that will give you immediate value, and help you know if you would benefit from our nonprofit consulting services. Call or contact me to set up a time to talk.
Our Nonprofit Consulting Services Include:
A solid strategic plan is the roadmap to achieve your organization’s goals. It lets funders know you have a clear vision for the future and are focused on achieving it. Creating the plan requires a systematic process to engage your organization’s stakeholders. It galvanizes the board and staff and focuses the energy of your organization on your highest priorities by: developing a clear vision for the future; understanding the internal and external environment in which you operate; and establishing a set of strategic organization-wide goals with action plans for all major areas of your organization.
Read more about some of our clients’ strategic planning projects.
Board & Staff Development
The Board and Staff are the driving forces of your nonprofit. They must work independently and jointly for the entire nonprofit to thrive and function effectively. Although the senior staff and board of a nonprofit are similar to senior teams in a business environment, the important difference is based on the unique nature of the nonprofit reporting relationship and the volunteer status of board members. Drawing on our deep expertise in organization development with nonprofits, we work to elicit and build on the strengths of both the individual members and the team as a whole for the immediate and long-term benefit of your organization.
Understanding the ways in which your organization functions effectively, and identifying areas that need improving, build a strong and effective nonprofit organization and are important steps toward focusing your resources.
Based on a proven model of effective nonprofit functioning we facilitate the organization through self-assessment to prioritize the areas for improvement. This can be a separate engagement or included as part of a strategic planning project.
Community Building & Engagement
A successful community works together, solves problems, and makes group decisions. Learning this process takes time and effort. In fact, most effective communities don’t “just happen”. Instead, they require continuous attention to the evolution of collaboration, trust building, and communication. Focusing on these factors creates the difference between a successful community and a poorly functioning one.
We work with your community and your leaders to help you learn and implement the approaches critical to your success. We create participatory interactive processes that enable groups to work together effectively for positive change, bringing together groups with disparate interests to explore their common ground.