Designing and executing the creation of new organizations, programs, and initiatives
Strategic and Operational Planning
As an organizational leader, you are deeply committed to your mission. You may have a sense of what it will take to deliver on that mission, and you might have some or most of the resources you need. Leading an organization in a new direction is not easy work – and to effectively steer the ship it helps to have clear vision and clear plans.
Let us work with you, your team, and other important stakeholders to deeply analyze your organization’s current position, its opportunities and challenges, and set a shared vision for its next chapter. Through reviewing your data and those of your peers, interviewing members of your team and stakeholders, and assessing the environment in which you operate, we’ll work with you to design a roadmap for your programmatic, operational, and financial success.
Finally, we know that having a plan is never enough, and many strategic plans sit on a shelf collecting dust. We’re committed that the work we do together is truly impactful; we will work with you to build buy-in and shared vision along the way—and the resources to deliver on that vision—to ensure that your plans become reality.
Financial Sustainability Planning
Thanks to your strategic planning process, your stakeholders are all on board with your vision and your team knows what they need to do to implement the organization’s plan for the next three years. However, the world of funding is always in flux, and you’re looking even further ahead, asking yourself—“what can I do today that will ensure that my organization is stronger five years from now?”
Many leaders don’t give themselves, or their organizations, the gift of a long-ranging strategic vision for financial sustainability. You, on the other hand, understand the importance of all of the elements of sustainability, and are ready to dig into your business model to maximize its effectiveness and minimize threats to its viability.
Together, we’ll dive deep into your historical financial data, develop projections, and examine the various elements of organizational health that contribute to financial sustainability in the long-run. Thanks to our experience working with organizations of all sizes and stages of maturity, we are equipped and eager to help you take steps that move you beyond year-to-year financial planning and into long-term sustainability.
We’ve all been there. A great project idea, lots of excitement, and deadlines to meet. Then – things come up, other work and life happens, and our best-laid plans end up in the rearview mirror. Our great project gets shelved until we have capacity to implement.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can give your project the attention it needs to deliver the results your mission depends on. Work with us to ensure that your project has a plan, structure for oversight and governance, adequate resources, and dedicated leadership. With our experienced project team managing your project from initiation to wrap-up, you can rest assured that your mission-critical initiative doesn’t fall by the wayside.
Our team has managed government transitions, digital courseware roll-outs, collective impact strategies, book launches, and more using our replicable project management methodology. Let us develop and implement detailed workplans and we’ll keep your team informed and engaged at exactly the level of detail it needs—no more and no less—to ensure the initiative is executed well, and on schedule. We’re committed that you experience the ease of a successful project, without the headache.
You have a brilliant idea, and you know the world needs it. The challenge you face is turning it from idea into reality. Or, perhaps you have piloted your idea and seen the impact it can have, and you need to build some organizational infrastructure to grow and sustain it.
Share your vision with us. We’ll examine your operating environment, potential competitors and collaborators, and funding opportunities to help you get your startup off the ground. Having worked with countless organizations at all levels of maturity, we understand the constraints and dilemmas that founders face—and how to avoid common pitfalls.
Our experienced consultants will work with you to create or refine your business plan, identify potential funding sources, refine your program model and theory of change, and put a plan in action. Gain structure, thought partnership, and additional capacity to keep momentum on your great idea and bring it into the world.