The cornerstone of ANC's assessment services is the Long View Assurance Program. The purpose of the LVA is to examine the foundation - the essential elements - of an organization's ability to function at its highest potential level and maintain that health into the most prosperous future possible. LVA is an organization’s commitment to realizing its full potential. It is a two-phase assessment of an organization's critical elements: Environment, Board Development and Planning. Conducted within an 18-month period, this allows the organization to monitor performance and fulfillment of organizational environment, culture, communication, board development and planning goals established in the initial assessment.
Other assessment services include Board Assessment and Development; Fund Development program assessment and plan; Donor Management Database assessment.
Program assessment on a regular basis is critically important but it is an under-utilized tool in enhancing an organization's ability to achieve its full potential and fulfill its mission.
Not only is a capital campaign the culmination of an organization's previous fund development successes, it is also the ultimate marketing and public awareness tool an organization can employ. And, it is probably the most enjoyable fundraising endeavor your board will ever experience.
Effective fund development planning is a hallmark of Adrian Nonprofit Consulting. It should also be a hallmark of every nonprofit organization. In too many NPO's, fund development is taken for granted or is a source of great frustration. When this is the case: 1) the board and executive leadership are compromising the organization's chances for success 2) the organization is at best poking along on a course of mediocrity or at worst is teetering on the brink of failure.
When should an NPO have a fund development program assessment and detailed plan developed?
This is a special ANC service, derived from many years of recognizing the importance of a highly effective and visible website presence, and from many years of web development related to nonprofit organizations. It's importance continues to grow in an age served and consumed by technology ... and of course, the Internet.
SEO is is a marketing program. SEO is the process of structuring a website to gain more exposure in search engine results. More exposure in search engine results will ultimately lead to more visitors finding you for the right reasons and going to your website. In today’s marketing environment, web search has become one of, if not the most important marketing techniques.
SEO is not a one-time project, it’s a process for the long haul. It is a long-term process that builds long-term value. There’s a reason that all of those “ranked #1 in Google tomorrow” scams are called scams. It takes time to develop and execute on your strategy, to research your keywords, to create new unique content, to build more links and more authority, and to resolve any technical issues with your site. It’s a never-ending process, there’s always work to be done.
This is one component of an Organization Assessment, but may be contracted as an individual project.
Every organization should have a compelling case for support. Along with a strategic plan, this is the most often requested (in many cases required) addendum to a grant or major gift proposal.
Adrian Nonprofit Consulting offers extensive experience with gift and donor management database programs and places a tremendous amount of importance in this function. This includes: assistance selecting the right program for your organization; assessing a software program you are using; creating a coherent system of codes and cleaning reduntant or unecessary codes; customizing fields and reports; staff training in use of your gift/donor managment database.
Foundations see a lot of grant proposals. Submitting a grant which stands out is not something to be taken for granted (pardon the pun). Two key elements of a successful grant proposal are: 1) compelling writing 2) effective communication with the program officer. These two skills must be combined in order to realize success. Adrian Nonprofit Consulting has a comprehensive track record in this regard.
There is a sensitivity here from Adrian Nonprofit Consulting because of exposure over the years, as a staff member, to consulting engagements which were vastly over-priced and under-achieving. There is a perception that the higher the fees, the more experienced and successful a consultant must be. This is a myth. There certainly are high-priced consultants out there, many of whom are very good and have done great things for nonprofit organizations. Caution must be used to identify and research those who are genuinely capable and who are a good fit for an organization.
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