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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.