A program is a system with inputs, processes, outputs (tangibles) and outcomes (impacts on clients) -- with ongoing feedback among these parts. This system’s perspective helps keep clarity about programs and will help a great deal during program planning, it is also required when applying for most grants. We assist non-profits with creating objectives and tools that measure non-profit impact both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Non-profits are businesses (or should be run with a business strategy), the biggest difference between the two is the allocation of funds. However, that does not mean that non-profits can not thrive financially and increase the services they provide to their participants, provide decent salaries to staff, or build and expand their sites and locations. Diversified funding strategies mitigate the risk of diminished support from sources.
We assist non-profits with developing diversified funding strategies that may include, monthly giving, signature fundraising, grants, corporate sponsorships etc..
Evaluating a non-profit’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) is critical to determining if their programs/services are actually meeting the anticipated needs. We provide SWOT analysis to existing non-profits examining their internal and external influences that have either limited or enhanced organizational effectiveness.
Non-profit professionals that enjoy and understand their roles are more likely to fulfill them effectively. Our Policy and Governance Board Training will remain our signature training that removes the blurred lines between non-profit Boards and Program Staff and sets organizations on a path to effectiveness.
How will participants or customers find programs/services that meet their needs? What compels a supporter to give to a non-profit to assist with fulfilling its mission? The answer is marketing. Creative marketing is just as important for non-profits as it is for for-profits. We assist with creating basic marketing tools.
To make effective planning decisions, an organization must understand the relevant market need for its programs/services, the market dynamics associated with delivery the programs/services, its own internal capabilities, and other relevant forces. We customize innovative programs that meet your participants most pressing needs.
Our 6-week course provides non-profit professionals with the hands-on, step-by step experience of building their non-profit organizations. This intensive training covers incorporation, strategic planning, marketing, program development, and funding strategy.
We assist both start-up and existing non-profits with strategic planning. As a result of our process organizations are better able to monitor performances, identifying long and short-term goals, and create objectives.
Realism about what is involved in starting a non-profit and the time it takes to achieve success will be important for longevity. We assist non-profits and businesses with creating and filing their required paperwork, helping them avoid the common mistakes.