Nonprofits are founded for the public good and operate to accomplish a stated purpose. However, we must have strategic direction, proper supportive oversight, and the public trust to serve effectively.
Planning in the nonprofit sector can be difficult because an organization’s mission revolves around the concept of public service. Strategic planning brings together a coherent mission, strategy, and success criteria.
A nonprofit’s board serves as the guardians of public trust, stewards of the charter, and are accountable to the government and public. Board development evaluates and improves a nonprofit board’s effectiveness.
Legal Compliance and Ethics
Legal compliance and ethics are the foundation from which nonprofits are able to efficiently serve the public. Ensuring compliance with all legal bodies and creating standards for the ethical operation of a nonprofit is key to success.
Staff, money, and volunteers– are you managing each area effectively and do you have the systems in place to ensure success? Whether small budgets or large, the correct systems need to be in place to ensure engaged individuals and confident funders.
Assembling, managing, and developing a nonprofit’s workforce is a unique task for every organization. Nonprofits must take great care in developing policies, onboarding, managing, and developing their employees.
Volunteers are key to the success of most nonprofits, and learning how to find and mobilize volunteers helps an organization maximize mission impact.
Budgets, reports, and financial procedures can be some of the most daunting aspects of nonprofit administration, but they are essential for winning over public trust. Organizations should be adept at planning, budgeting, developing external accountability, risk management, and creating procedures.
Programs & Community Impact
Nonprofits need to constantly evaluate their programs against evidence-based and best practices of regional and national peer organizations. When your program models are proven effective, then community trust, collaboration, and impact are deepened.
Programs are the arm of a nonprofit that directly serve the community. Program development assists nonprofits in creating and developing programs that fit the organization’s mission, have clearly defined processes and outcomes, and are based on national best practice models that effectively serve the community.
Community engagement refers to the way a nonprofit interacts with its constituency. It seeks to increase a nonprofit’s visibility, build strategic partnerships, and improve outreach efforts.
Fund Development & Communications
Nonprofits are continually looking for new and innovative ways to fund our impactful programs. Community awareness and appreciation directly tie to financial support. These shared staff and board responsibilities are necessary for continued strategic growth and impact.
Fund development cultivates a nonprofit’s fundraising techniques in order to establish a diverse and vibrant funding base.
Successful marketing strategies enable organizations to accomplish their mission, meet their programmatic goals, and achieve financial stability. Recognizing that marketing can be difficult in the nonprofit sector, we seek to maximize market awareness by establishing brand, partners, and materials.
Personal Effectiveness & Leadership
Nonprofit staff are eager to lend their time for the greater good of our communities. We also need to develop our skills and qualities for enhanced performance and succession planning.
Developing an organization’s leadership, creating decision-making processes, planning for change, and maximizing leadership diversity increases a nonprofit’s mission impact.