Nonprofit and Community Based

We are knowledgeable and experienced for nonprofit organizations. We have successfully served nonprofits, providing a wide range of services to meet a wide range of needs.

The following links jump down to sections of this page.

  1. Types Of Nonprofits.

  2. Why You Should Choose Our Firm.

  3. Our approach to Nonprofit Organizations.

  4. Our Nonprofit Training.

  5. Resources To Help You Succeed.

  6. Free Online Services.

Types Of Nonprofits.

There are many kinds of non profits. Where do you fall:

  • Nonprofits providing services to their community

  • Management support organizations

  • Foundations

  • Training centers

  • Associations

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Why You Should Choose our firm?

We Realize That:

  • You can't just focus on one function (eg, nonprofit business development) without giving at least some attention to the rest (eg, Board development, strategic planning, management development, employee performance management, etc.). A comprehensive, integrated and holistic approach actually saves time and money for the nonprofit in the long run!

  • There's a complete body of research and learning around organizational development and change! Far too often, this body is seldom tapped when working with nonprofits!

  • It can require a lot of courage from nonprofit leaders to embark on major forms of development in nonprofits. Therefore, effective services to nonprofits require forms of ongoing support and feedback, rather than forms of one-shot help.

  • The typical nonprofit does not have the resources needed to promptly implement extensive consultation plans. Consultation plans must be practical and realistic!

We:

  • Have a broad range of expertise and services to nonprofits.

  • Don't forget that major forms of development (Board development, resource development and fundraising, program development, etc.) must occur within the overall context of organizational development and change.

  • Don't forget the critical role of support in any major organizational change effort.

  • Have extensive knowledge and experience in the most important aspects of organizational development in nonprofits.

  • Also have extensive understanding of for-profits -- we can reap the resources and learning from the for-profit world to bring to the nonprofit world.

  • Have experienced the joys and frustrations of leading large-scale organizational change efforts in nonprofits and for-profits.

  • Realize the day-to-day realities of running a nonprofit.

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Our Approach to Nonprofit Organizations.

Depending on the nature of the project and the client's preferences, we can:

  1. Start with a quick and practical assessment of all aspects of the entire organization, results of which are reported to the Board and key staff. Particular focus is on readiness of the organization for consultation services and change.

  2. Interview key members of the Board and staff to further understand the needs and nature of the organization and to identify the most likely internal change agents.

  3. Work with the client to customize a practical and realistic consultation plan that is well suited to the needs and nature of the organization.

  4. Focus on complete, yet highly practical plans -- plans that can be for all aspects of the organization.

  5. Ensure that the consultation plan includes specific deliverables at key points in the consultation process in order to ensure continued communications and accountability. We also work with the client to build in clear indicators of success for the project.

  6. Conduct frequent, quick and practical evaluations that include feedback from the client in order to ensure that the goals of the consulting contract are being met.

  7. Schedule one-on-one coaching sessions with key members of the Board and staff to ensure ongoing focus, accountability and support to implement the plans.

  8. Help the client to organize internal peer learning sessions in which members support and coach each other to implement their portions of the plans.

  9. Recognize when changes are needed to the consultation plan and make those changes in a planned and orderly fashion

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Our Nonprofit Training

In addition to our services in Board, strategic planning, business development, leadership and supervision, resource development/fundraising and program development, we provide highly practical training, both for leaders who need to learn more and for new personal. We provide a variety of training programs.

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Resources To Help You Succeed.

Our publications are PACKED with highly practical information -- comprehensive, substantive and step-by-step instructions and materials. Our publications include:

   1. Field Guide to Developing and Operating Your Nonprofit Board of Directors

   2. Field Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Facilitation

   3. Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision for Nonprofit Staff

   4. Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation

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Free Free Free

Nothing Beats Free:

   1. We have spent hours searching sites that you enjoy with a click of the mouse Free.

   2. Tips and suggestions that will bring you success Free.

   3. Publications that will help you develop your organization Free.

   4. Internet Web publishing absolutely Free.

 

Soon we will be using a password and a fee for some of these Services. Please enjoy now while it lasts.

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