Nonprofit boards are complex groups of volunteers who need both initial and ongoing support to maintain their effectiveness. Well trained board members who have been provided with the tools they need to do their jobs can be motivated and effective ambassadors, provide much-needed expertise, and can demonstrate the appropriate leadership to move a nonprofit forward in delivering on its mission. Krystine can provide board training or retreats on a variety of topics, depending on the life cycle of the organization.
Krystine can provide individual coaching for CEOs or Executive Directors to increase leadership effectiveness. Strategies for this type of coaching might include self and team assessments; discussions of growth needs; setting of personal and team goals; creating ways to measure progress, and learning effective communication strategies with staff, board, and the public. She can also help the executive to find an appropriate peer group with whom they can brainstorm problems and ideas.
Krystine can provide services that help to shape (or reshape) the public face of your nonprofit, including Marketing/PR Assessments; Marketing Plans ; Crisis Communications (general planning or work based on specific concerns); Press Releases; Magazine Articles; or Organizational Branding.
A full range of fundraising services is available, including Philanthropy Audits; Annual, Planned and Major Giving Program Planning; Management and Leadership Structure; Board Training; Development Planning; and Capital Campaign Studies and Implementation.
Many nonprofit organization find fundraising daunting, but it need not be. Krystine's fundraising philosophy is people-centric - it focuses on the donors rather than the dollars. Nonprofits can be successful if they remember that fundraising is about two things - telling a compelling story, and nurturing and ongoing relationship with the donor. If your board and staff can tell your story well, and if they keep donor relationships forefront in their minds, success will follow. Find out why people are supporting your organization, and make sure to share your stories as well as your statistics. Find ways to authentically thank each donor individually, and think of ways to keep them engaged and involved.