funds, turnover and reliance on volunteers makes organizational
development a special challenge for non-profit organizations. Some
of the work we've done includes
work processes, staff and volunteer job responsibilities
contact management database development (member, donor, media,
entire range of information about shaping behaviors, documenting
processes and clarifying instutitional roles has application to
non-profit issues and may be useful reading (see links at right).
Individuals who are trying to mature their organization may be interested
in software to define and
assign task responsibilities and develop procedures. While organizations
may not need the industrial-strength versions of these tools, the
clear thought and work processes
behind them can help organizations define a clear path to organizational
development. What might be most valuable, is a conversation about
the importance of effective facilitation of organizational development.
Please feel free to contact us.
positioning and communications
Communications planning for non-profits can
also be very challenging. Most communications is event driven, by
upcoming performance or fund raising. Continual evolution also makes
it hard to define identity. Strategic communications planning and
positioning (along with strategic mission planning) can help clarify
and communicate the organization's vision. It can also reduce the
cost and the turmoil of event-to-event communications.
tasked with organization and program communications may find the
marketing and communications sections of this Web site helpful.
Successful development relies on clear strategic
planning, clear positioning and clear work processes. Effective
development and granting requires a multi-year time horizion that
can be difficult to achieve without institutionalized processes
for research, application and follow up. Some of the way's we've
helped is through
clarification of an organization's role in its community
communications with stakeholders
screening criteria for granting organizations
of grant documents
contact tracking software
feel free to contact us to discuss your
organizations' development needs.