I will assist your organization’s Board or Managers to have a shared vision on which to base mission statements and objectives, followed by strategies and action plans that make an organization’s dreams’ come alive. I will help you develop of 3 or 5 year plans with first year priority strategies and action plans.
You have seen the need to improve a certain facet of your community. You meet up with friends and some community members to fundraise and pool together your resources and expertise to make it happen.
After a couple of years, you notice that interest is flagging, and some members are hardly attending meetings, let alone getting involved in the activities. In fact, it’s probably just you and a couple of committed friends who seem active. You are probably now sharing the workload, from supervising volunteers (and perhaps, if you have the funding, a couple of full time staff), running events, handling publicity, and keeping up with the mission’s work. What was supposed to be a grand idea that would only take part of your time has become tedious.
It’s time for review, if you want to get the joy of giving back. You all meet up and agree that improvements are best served by registering a non-profit body that will ensure that public involvement for good. Together, you agree on a small team of friends to form the first Board of Directors and formalize the process of registration.
You can transform your business to a revenue-producing asset that lets you work as much or as little as you want.
Here are a few important first questions you could ask yourselves:
The board of directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities
A strategic plan, in simple terms, is a tool that will help your organization fulfill its missions and goals, with efficiency and high impact. Strategic plans usually cover between 3 and 5 years before review
You vision is your dream. Your mission is more action oriented. You probably know what you want to achieve, however, you still need to spell it out clearly. This is critical because it will dictate the future direction in which your organization will take.
You need to think about how you will achieve your mission, who will be involved and how it will be carried out and within what time frame. You will also spell out clearly the role of Board members and staff. Agree on how you will measure success.