Our Services

 

Consulting

Greater Nonprofits provides consulting in any area of fundraising, organizational development and communications. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Every organization is unique in its culture, needs and assets. Project plans are customized to meet your specific challenges and capacity. All projects are designed to support long-term sustainability – short-term fixes is not what we are about. Support can be planning, guidance, training or implementation, or any combination of these, to meet your unique needs.

  • Fund Development Planning and Evaluation – Evaluation of development efforts with concrete recommendations for improvements; Creation of annual development plan, complete with work plan and calendar.
  • Fundraising Implementation – Support in implementing components of the development plan.
  • Grants – Prospect research, proposal/report writing and editing, proposal evaluation and recommendations for improvements, development and/or management of grants calendar.
  • Events – Event planning, development and evaluation; event coordination; and Greater Giving Event Software training and implementation, including event day registration, transaction processing and check-out support.
  • Planning – Development of marketing and communication plans, including work plans, annual calendars and guidelines and tools.
  • Evaluation – Evaluation of marketing and communication efforts, with concrete recommendations for improvement.
  • Social Media – Training, guidelines, and plans for using social media effectively.
  • Website – Evaluation and recommendations; content development; and coordination of new website creation.
  • Collateral – Newsletter, brochure and collateral copywriting, editing and design coordination.
  • Storytelling – Guidance on telling your story, creating a storytelling culture within your organization, and how to tell your story online.
  • Fundraising – Creating that fundraising board you’ve always wanted.
  • Board Development – Creating board recruitment, screening, on-boarding and retention policies and procedures.
  • Training – Board training on fundraising, donor solicitation, effective board practices and communications.
  • Systems and Structure – Support in developing board evaluation processes, defining structure, creating committees, and designing effective meetings.
  • Strategic Planning – Streamlined strategic planning resulting in an aligned agency and defined work-plan to guide your organization into the future.
  • Retreats – Board and staff retreats to energize, align and develop your agency.
  • Program Development and Evaluation – Focus, refine or expand your programs, enabling sustainable development and program effectiveness; and develop logic models for each of your programs, develop or refine how you are measuring success, and develop your evaluation systems.
  • Policies and Procedures – Develop fundraising or marketing policies and procedures.
  • Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) Software – Guidance on selecting the right database for your organization and support in implementation.
  • Human Resources – Hiring consultation for development, management and executive staff, development of job descriptions, screening processes, and interview and reference questions, evaluation of agency’s staffing needs in management, development, and communications, and development of a sustainable, effective and cost-effective staffing structure.
  • Mission Focus – Defining your mission, vision and values.
  • Giving Strategy Development – Defining your focus areas and giving strategies, sector or topic research, and evaluation of prospective grantees.
  • Funding Process Support – Creating your funding process, including guidelines, application forms, review process, and support in implementation of process.
  • Strategic Planning – Streamlined strategic planning resulting in an aligned agency and defined work-plan to guide your organization into the future.
  • Retreats – Board and staff retreats to energize, align and develop your agency.

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