We Make NPOs Better

Nonprofits need more funding. Funders need more confidence.

More confidence comes from demonstrated operational competence. Operational competence can be measured and we can help you improve it.

What Happens If You Do Nothing?

Nonprofits with higher levels of demonstrated operational competence give Funders more confidence. Funders with more confidence give Nonprofits more funding. Why would you do nothing?

You Can Change the World

Nonprofits

Nonprofits

  • Nonprofits can significantly increase their operational competence.
  • Nonprofits can demonstrate organizational capabilities so more funders will listen.
  • Nonprofits can gain greater access to new funding streams, partnerships and opportunities.

Funders

Funders

  • Funders can gain greater confidence in the Nonprofits they fund.
  • Funders can objectively validate the programs they support.
  • Funders can deepen their Nonprofit relationships and mission alignment for greater impact.

Industry Experts

Industry Experts

  • Professionals can find new assignments by helping Nonprofits or Funders meet their respective objectives.
  • Experts can network with each other for referrals and collaboration.
  • Experts can become trusted advisors to Nonprofits, Funders and other Experts.

We understand. We have sat in your chair.

We want what you want. More operationally excellent charities. Greater levels of funding confidence. Greater trust and collaboration between nonprofits, funders and professional service providers. More lives changed.

The Center

When we meet at The Center, we can become the best versions of ourselves. To accomplish that, we must help identify and pursue best practices and operational excellence in all of our Nonprofit endeavors, regardless of our size or situation.

Here is a shortlist of Nonprofit best practices for us to immediately start discussing and working on together:

Program Management & Accountability

  • Accountability & Transparency
  • Integrated Strategy
  • Measures & Metrics
  • Mission-Driven Strategic Goals
  • Processes & Procedures
  • Program, Product & Service Development

Finance & Accounting

  • Business Process & Reporting Systems
  • Integrated & Strategic
  • Core Programs Support
  • Financial Policies & Procedures
  • Internal & External Audit
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Roles & Responsibilities

Business Systems, IT & Facilities

  • Mission-Driven, IT Integration with Strategic Plan
  • Gap Analysis of current strengths and weaknesses
  • Forward-Looking Strategic Initiatives
  • Rolling 5Q Recommendations
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Disaster Preparedness Plan
  • Facilities Management

Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

  • Communications & Technology
  • Cross Organization Integration
  • Donor Growth & Engagement Strategies
  • Integrated Strategic Marketing & Branding
  • Marketing & Fundraising Ethics
  • Measurable Objectives & Outcomes
  • Regulatory Compliance

People & Organizational Development

  • Recruiting, Onboarding & Training Plan
  • Comprehensive Policies & Employee Handbook
  • Professional Development, Learning & Career Tracking
  • Performance Reviews & Rewards, Succession Planning
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Culture-Setting
  • Regulatory Compliance

Governance, Legal & Risk Management

  • Appropriate Organizational & Governance Structure
  • Right-Sized, Right-Skilled Board & Leadership
  • Specialized Oversight Committees
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Core Program & Legal Compliance Integration
  • Integrated Organization-Wide Risk Management Program

Here's How It Works

We Talk

You can enjoy a free and confidential consultation with one of our most experienced Principal Advisors who will listen to your situation and help you develop a simple action plan to achieve your operational competency goals.

We’ll Refer

Based on the plan developed with your Principal Advisor, s/he will recommend you to proven resources and/or the vetted Recognized Experts specializing in the Best Practice area of operational competency that you require.

We’re Here

As former C-Suite executives ourselves, we know how important improving your operational competency levels can be. That's why we take such great care in selecting the resources and Recognized Experts we recommend. You are not alone.

OpX360™ Self or Guided Operational Assessments

Self Assessment
$149 per Best Practice AreaImprove your operational competence
  • 60 different statements in all six "best practice" areas
  • Key strategic focus highlighted in each
  • Four levels of competency ratings per "best practice" area
  • Comprehensive report with analysis and recommendations.
Guided Assessment
Starting at $4,750 per areaAssessment by Vetted Recognized Expert
  • 60 different statements in all six "best practice" areas
  • Key strategic focus highlighted in each
  • Four levels of competency ratings per "best practice" area
  • Comprehensive report with analysis and plan for improvement