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1051 Broadway, Suite G, Sonoma, California, 95476
(707) 938-1225  bjbischoff@bjbischoff.com
Nonprofit Capacity Building

 

Our nonprofit capacity building services include consulting to support evidence-informed programming; nonprofit board development, including board assessment, member recruiting and training; fund development consulting, and upstream investment consulting. We excel in building capacity to support upstream investment  and evidence-informed programming. We can help nonprofits and government agencies develop logic models, identify program related literature reviews, develop evaluation plans, and developing program manuals. Our capacity building services may include:

 

  • Developing logic models

  • Researching and creating program related literature reviews

  • Developing evaluation plans and program manuals

  • Nonprofit board development, assessment, recruiting and training

  • Sonoma County Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs application development

  • Technical report writing

  • Establishment of governing boards

  • Review of by-laws, board policies, and documents for best practices and desired skills

  • Development and implementation of recruitment strategies as well as succession planning

  • Committee structure evaluation and recommendation

  • Development of communication, coaching and action plans to increase board and management competencies

  • Portfolio review, analysis, reporting and services to ensure Brown Act compliance and Upstream Investment requirements

  • Recommend, train and implement Upstream Investment strategies

  • Development of multi-year project plans

  • Identification of competencies and characteristics needed to achieve priorities and future growth

  • Board recruitment; Identification of qualified board candidates to match organizational priorities; development of recruiting materials and protocols

Our Nonprofit Capacity Building experience includes:

Aligned Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance's mentoring program with Sonoma County Upstream Investments

Client: Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Sonoma, California

 

Services: Developed a Resolution of Alignment document; prepared an application for SVMA's School-Based Mentoring Program to be a part of Sonoma County’s Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs as a Tier 3 Emerging Practices Program; final result was a Tier 3 program.

Aligned Ceres Community Project programs with Sonoma County Upstream Investments

Client: Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, California

 

Services: Developed a Resolution of Alignment document; prepared an application for Ceres Community Project's Healthy Meals Program and Teen Mentoring Programs  to be a part of Sonoma County’s Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs as a Tier 3 Emerging Practices Program; final result was a Tier 3 program.

Aligned Forget Me Not Children’s Services' work-readiness program with Sonoma County Upstream Investments

Client: Forget Me Not Children's Services, Santa Rosa, California

 

Services: Developed a Resolution of Alignment document; prepared an application for Forget Me Not Children's Services' Foster Youth Mentoring Program to be a part of Sonoma County’s Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs as a Tier 3 Emerging Practices Program; final result was a Tier 3 program.

Conducted board assessment and aligned Sonoma Teen Services' work-readiness program with Sonoma County Upstream Investments

Client: Teen Services Sonoma, Sonoma, California

 

Services: Developed online board assessment, facilitated board retreat to discuss assessment results, developed a resolution of alignment document; prepared an application for Teen Services Sonoma's Ready to Work Program to be a part of Sonoma County’s Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs as a Tier 3 Emerging Practices Program; final result was a Tier 3 program.

Aligned La Luz Center's Triple P Parenting with Sonoma County Upstream Investments

Client: La Luz Center, Sonoma, California

 

Services: Developed a Resolution of Alignment document; prepared an application for La Luz Center's Triple P Parenting Program to be a part of Sonoma County’s Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs as a Tier 3 Emerging Practices Program; final result was a Tier 3 program.

Aligned Mentor Me's mentoring program with Sonoma County Upstream Investments

Client: Mentor Me, Petaluma, California

 

Services: Developed a Resolution of Alignment document; prepared an application for Mentor Me's school-based mentoring program to be a part of Sonoma County’s Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs as a Tier 3 Emerging Practices Program; final result was a Tier 3 program.

Aligned Sonoma Valley Education Foundation and Sonoma Valley Unified District's literacy program with Sonoma County Upstream Investments

Client: Sonoma Valley Education Foundation and Sonoma Valley Unified District, Sonoma, California

 

Services: Developed a Resolution of Alignment document; prepared an application for Sonoma Valley Education Foundation and Sonoma Valley Unified District's Grade Level Proficiency Program to be a part of Sonoma County’s Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs as a Tier 3 Emerging Practices Program; final result was a Tier 3 program.

Board assessment and recommendations for best practices in board governance

Client: Disability Management Employer Coalition, San Diego, California

 

Services: Developed online board assessment, facilitated board retreat to discuss assessment results, revised bylaws, and created governance documents.

Developed, managed, and recruited board of directors for nonprofit that oversees Fort Ross State Park

Client: Fort Ross Conservancy, Jenner, California

Services: Identified competencies and characteristics needed to achieve key priorities and future growth; identified sources for funding qualified board candidates that matched FRC's priority needs; developed recruiting materials and protocol for how materials will be used; and recruited high quality, prospective board members.

Conducted board governance best practices consulting

Client: Sweetwater Spectrum, Sonoma, California

 

Services: Facilitate board retreat regarding life stages of a nonprofit and best practices for engaging advisory committees.