At this time of year, many of us resolve to make changes to improve our quality of life. Many resolve to lose weight, others to be more charitable. Some vow to improve their finances. These same principles can be applied to organizations. Perhaps your organization can develop strategies to cut the fat and operate more efficiently, avoid mission drift, and become financially more sustainable.
FUND Consulting is starting the year by focusing our work with clients on strategic services, designed to address these issues. Our strategic services are focused around market analysis, strategic planning, and capitalization planning. While all of these services are effective as stand-alone products, we are linking the deliverables to our grant writing efforts. The outcomes of this process include:
- A clear understanding of needs and strengths well in advance of application preparation
- Grant requests that are closely aligned with the core of the organization
- Streamlined work processes and increased quality
How does your organization tackle its funding requests? How are they linked to your strategic management processes? What can you vow to do better this year?