So the “meaning” of your organization is clear and you have “marketed” it effectively with all the stakeholders, now you have to execute a plan, maximize the use of resources, contain costs, and achieve the expected outcomes. That’s “management”…
Where will your board members stand when they take their seats. It’s one thing to get elected; it’s quite another to govern. Community leadership has been a cornerstone of what we do for over 35 years. We know how to recruit, train, deploy, and reward the staff, volunteers, and managers who operate your day-to- day programs. Perhaps we can perk up your personnel programs, training events, or conferences with time-proven tips and techniques.
Charles de Gaulle once asked “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?” Whether your board has to herd cats or control cheese production, the need to manage is paramount. If the board gets off track, the energy required to refocus them will drain the organization. Tips and tricks? Sure, we have them.
Project managers are responsible, communicative leaders who must ensure that all projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of all the stakeholders. Assuming that your staff are fully engaged and perhaps overworked already, how can you kickstart a new project? Our interim project managers can join you for a given period to design, start or execute an project. Tell us what you want to accomplish and we’ll end over the right person.
Capitalism versus community development; are they mutually exclusive? Perhaps there is a social enterprise in your future or a co-operative, or a project that will help to reinforce the fabric of society. If so, we can deploy the experience of decades and the knowledge from an MBA in community economic development (CED) to get you started. After all, it does not always have to be about the bottom line.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. – Winston Churchill. Although, we are focused on community development and association, we have still successfully run a number of small and medium businesses. The skills are similar but the focus is different. Let us explain the nuances of both.
For eleven years, we directed policy, researched issues, and consulted on real estate and condominium matters. We also owned, invested in, and sold property. Real estate; real easy. We can do a first time buyers seminar or advise on condominium operations.
The seven Rs of volunteer management are: recruiting, retaining, reclaiming, referring, recognizing, refusing/rejecting and rotating. Based on an award winning video, we can present a lunch and learn, session, seminar, or full day workshop on a targeted volunteer recruitment method that has been proven in thousands of local situation. We have personally offered the session over 300 times and would be pleased to show you the secrets of this powerful process.