Community & Faith-Based
Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations
Faith-Based Nonprofit Organizations
Private, Community & Health Foundations
Coalitions & Collaborative Groups
Trade Associations & Networks
Municipal Boards, Commissions & Authorities
Nonprofit leaders are deeply dedicated to their organization's mission and the people they serve. They hold themselves to high standards of personal performance and have even higher expectations for their organization's ability to create an impact. With numerous competing priorities, nonprofit professionals are searching for ways to strengthen their organization's management, governance, and operations.By embracing the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector, nonprofit professionals can distinguish their organizations. Strategy Solutions, as trainers, consultants, and peer reviewers for The Standards, assists clients in implementing best practices in nonprofit governance and management. Our goal is to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability.
Whether you require assistance on a specific project or need support in developing long-term strategies and overseeing their execution, we enable you to maximize your resources and capabilities.
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Strategic & Business Planning
Strategic planning helps an organization define its vision and direction. Our unique approach helps you evaluate past performance, review operations, complete a functional analysis, and compare current operations to trends. We also explore strategic restructuring, integrate culture change, identify investment budgets, and achieve enterprise transformation. Additionally, we engage stakeholders, identify organizational and funding strategies, analyze demand, and facilitate talent management.
Board Governance & Restructuring
When an organization practices good governance with full disclosure, the public will feel that the company can be trusted. Ultimately, this helps the reputation of the organization to grow. For-profits, nonprofit corporations, and boards supported by another organization or entity should all take steps to increase the quality of their governance systems. By doing so, they can improve outcomes. We offer various services to support organizations in achieving this goal, including board retreat facilitation, board and staff training, learning and applying best practices, board effectiveness assessment/restructuring support, and an annual legal and operational "check-up" in collaboration with our attorney partner(s).
Program Development & Implementation
Effective and efficient programs that achieve outcomes and impact are the hallmark of successful nonprofits. Strategy Solutions provides consulting, training, and coaching to enhance your capacity to meet your mission. We offer various services, including needs assessment and feasibility analysis, logic model development, outcomes measurement tools and methods, strategies to develop and automate reporting systems, case for support development to attract funding, and program evaluation.
Fundraising & Resource Development
Our expert fundraising team offers a comprehensive range of services to help build your organization's resource development capacity. These services include customized training, consulting, and coaching, all aimed at achieving your fundraising goals. In addition to development department performance audits, we provide training and coaching for staff, leaders, board members, and volunteers. We also assist in annual and long-term fund development planning, as well as annual appeals and major gifts campaigns. Furthermore, our team is experienced in grant research and grant writing. If needed, we also offer outsourced development and fundraising services.
Policy Research & Development
Whether you are facing an immediate concern or want to develop your ability to effect long-term change, we can help you. We offer a range of services that can assist in designing and managing a policy plan and implementation strategy that gets results. Our services include long-term policy planning, regulatory research and planning support, coalition management, and legal review in collaboration with our attorney partner(s).
Public & Stakeholder Engagement
We can provide you with comprehensive research, engagement, measurement, and change management you need to envision and achieve your goals. Our public and stakeholder engagement services help support strategic initiatives or planning efforts. We are ECMS certified in Pennsylvania and WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) in Pennsylvania and several other states. In addition, we offer a range of services, including key person interviews, focus groups/stakeholder forums (including OptionFinder® audience response technology), virtual focus groups, online surveys, telephone interviews and surveys. We also provide site development market and economic impact studies and strategic and business planning, including early intervention plans for municipalities.
“Strategy Solutions was instrumental in the recent success and growth of the expERIEnce Children’s Museum. Debbie and her team led the museum to create a Community Assessment Survey and to develop the first strategic plan in the museum’s history. We would not be where we are today as an organization without the help of Strategy Solutions!”
Ainslie Brosig, Executive Director
ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum | Erie, Pa.