2018 Annual Reflection
An Adaptive Strategy Approach
Solving Strategic Challenges | Strengthening Nonprofit Business Models | Building Adaptive Skills & Capacities
Message from Our Team
We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with many innovative leaders, listening to their concerns, and attempting to design and facilitate customized strategy processes that strengthen the organizations that they represent. Thank you for inviting us in. We look forward to continuing to face and solve challenges with you in 2019.
Best Blogs of 2018
Why Understanding Nonprofit Markets Matters
The environment in which nonprofit organizations operate is constantly in flux. Shifting political landscapes and funder priorities have led to calls for more collaboration…Add to this the changing needs of constituents and…donors, and it is easy to see how nonprofit leadership can feel overwhelmed when thinking about their community.
Nonprofit Revenue Strategy: More Isn’t Always Right
Nonprofit organizations should work hard to secure as many revenue sources as possible….right? The answer is, not necessarily! While this principle has been tossed around for decades, research shows that nonprofits should seek the RIGHT revenue to carry out their missions; and not all sources are right for all nonprofits.
Centering on Leadership for Organizational Sustainability
If we were going to achieve our mission of providing support and visibility to our members, as well as deliver on our intended outcome of building a social and environmental change movement, it was critical to focus more broadly on sustainability.
Understanding Nonprofit Markets
A practical guide for completing nonprofit market analysis
Nonprofit organizations are vehicles for community engagement – groups of individuals coming together to make their community a better place. However, when it comes to setting strategy, nonprofit leaders often don’t consider all the aspects of the community that influence their ability to achieve the mission. Nonprofit markets are more complex than for-profit markets because the payers for programs are typically different than the consumers of the programs or services. A strategic imperative of leadership is to be continuously ready to adapt to changes in the market. To do so, leaders must understand not only how their own programs deliver impact and financial viability, but also how the market is influencing their programs ability to do so.
A complex network of beneficiaries, funders, competitors, and collaborators surround nonprofits and foster their success or lead to their decline. We invite you to download templates to guide your own analysis of your community. We also offer market analysis training, workshops and consulting engagements if interested.
What Our Clients Say
We have the pleasure of working with some incredible nonprofits. Hear some of their leaders reflect on their experience partnering with us.