Not-for-Profits, Charities, Faith-based and Other Mission-oriented Organizations
Non-profits / Not-for-profits are perhaps more accurately described as “for-profit-for-a-purpose.” Your organization must make money from multiple sources to be able to execute your organization’s mission. To serve your mission, you must have money for delivering products and services to the client. You also need resources (people, equipment, facilities, and more) to serve those clients effectively.
Focus your organization on its mission and maximizing every resource to have the most impact is literally mission critical. Your organization needs:
- financial and operational plans, processes and controls
- the best people in the right roles
- funding strategy
- donor relationships
- grant writing and management
- volunteer management/coordination
- community relations
- strong leadership
- board of directors and advisors
Developing a solid plan, budgets, and resource deployment enable you to maximize every dollar raised and every hour available to serve your clients and fulfill your mission. Success requires careful planning, strong administration, leadership, and financial management. Are you as successful as you want to be?
Leaders of successful organizations know they need to be effective in administration, service to clients, reaching the community, obtaining financial support (e.g., donations, online campaigns, fund-raising events, grants) to maximize the mission. Developing the best strategy for your organization is mission critical. Your organization is more effective when it is not only focused on the mission and its clients but also has accurate and realistic: Goals
- Performance criteria
- Team and roles
Is your organization at peak performance? Is it focused on doing the right things at the right time with the right mix of resources?