Building Systems for Sustainability
When your organization is ready to enter the next phase
I'll work with your staff, board and stakeholders to help you reach your goals. Let's work together to create a strategic plan, get funding for a program, polish up that website, craft articles of organization or by-laws, develop volunteer orientation materials, or fix other issues that you don't have the bandwidth to address.
Whether you're part of a start-up or have been in operation for decades, I can provide guidance during your transition to the next phase of development. I'm flexible, transparent in my process and ready to help you succeed in your mission to help others.
SAMPLE OF SERVICES
Strategic Planning & Capacity Building
Staff are often so busy delivering services to clients, they are unable to create a vision that will move the organization forward. With my help, we can create a plan with clear guidelines and implementable actions. This reality-based work will take you from where you are to where you need to be.
Mission Statements & Messaging
You're in the trenches making change in the world, yet have a hard time being succinct. Let's work together to come up with a clear mission statement and the tools needed to let others know what you are doing. Perhaps, your mission statement is solid, but you need a hand announcing it. I'll help you create tools that will convey the message you want to give. The development of newsletters, copy for websites & brochures, informational handouts, and press releases are a few of the services I provide.
As much as we'd like to just jump into requesting funds, writing grants and hoping the money will come rolling in, we need to do our due diligence. I'll do the research needed to find the funding sources most likely to give to your organization. Funding prospects may include individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and others.
Grantsmanship is more than just writing. It's working with you and your staff to assess your needs, current capacity, goals, and measurable outcomes. I'll work with you to craft a competitive proposal for your targeted funding sources.
Organizational & Program Assessment
Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees. An outside assessment process can help the executive team, staff and/or board members see how their actions effect the organization, program, and clients. Let's find your strengths and weaknesses, discover how the outside world sees you, and learn if there are ways to be more effective in fulfilling your mission.
Policies & Procedures
Whether you're a start-up or a seasoned nonprofit, your organization can benefit from clear, well-crafted policies and procedures for your team to embrace, and for your external stakeholders to know what they can expect. Employee manuals, conflict of interest policies, protocols for HR, HIPAA, IRB, internal systems, tools and databases can be created to meet your needs.
Nine times out of ten, you will have to submit a variety of reports to your funders. These can be progress reports, final reports, or even urgent informational reports. I can help you craft the entire report or build templates for ongoing reporting needs.
Transitional Management Services (Santa Cruz, CA)
Each nonprofit goes through several different phases in its lifespan. I can help you navigate through the growing pains of necessary transitions in your development. Perhaps, you need an interim Executive Director, Program Manager, or Coordinator. Let's talk about your transition period and figure out if I can help your organization reach the next level.