Nonprofits need more funding.

Funders need more confidence.

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

 

We Help Make Nonprofits Better

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.

Improve Your Operational Competence

You can now know how well your Nonprofit is performing in all six areas of operations and what you need to do to improve. Before you approve that new project or hire that new consultant, make sure that you know what you need to know to get it right.

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
  • Cash & Investment Management
  • 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
  • Integrated Organization-Wide Risk Management Program
  • Legal Compliance & Program Integration
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Right-Sized, Right Skill Board & Leadership

Here's How It Works

The Center is an orchestrated network of Nonprofits, Funders and Recognized Experts (that serve the Nonprofit community).

In short, we act like an Uber® or Airbnb® for the Nonprofit ecosystem connecting Nonprofits and Funders to vetted industry experts and prequalified products and services to help solve their most immediate and important challenges in the most effective and cost-efficient way. 



We Listen

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

We 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 competence that you require.

We Help

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

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?