Strategic Planning Presentation
Strategic Planning presentation:
This presentation will guide you through the steps for Strategic Planning.
Fundraising Bootcamp for EDs of small nonprofits:
This booklet is the minimum an ED needs to know to get started in fundraising. EDs of small nonprofits need to identify their key donor segments, pick one fundraising activity and do it well.
Marketing Bootcamp for EDs of small nonprofits:
This booklet is the minimum an ED needs to know to get started in marketing. EDs of small nonprofits need to create a consistent brand for their website and promotional materials and audit yearly.
18 Questions Non Profit Directors should ask about Marketing and Fundraising
Complimentary white paper for all Non-profit Board members:
What are the questions that you need to ask to be an effective Board member? How do you make sure you get the answers you need to make good decisions? This white paper uses everyday language (no jargon) and explains the overlap between marketing and fundraising. Read it and pass along to all nonprofit boards that need help.
The Essentials of Strategic Planning
Mark Ellwood hosted a MAS Webinar in May, 2017 on the topic of The Essentials of Strategic Planning. You can catch the full video on the MAS Workshop Flyer Page or download a copy of the slides here.
In addition to understanding your NFP/charity itself, many of our clients look at their competition, partners, and marketplace trends in order to conduct a situational analysis as part of the strategic planning process. For board members who may not be immersed in the sector area they volunteer for, a look at cultural, demographic, social / natural trends, technological advances, economic situations or even political / legal factors help set the context for future planning. Here is an example of some of the trends NFP’s and charities could consider as they analyze the factors important for their decision making.
Market Research for MAS Clients
This short paper outlines the types and uses of market research for not for profits and how MAS can help you.
Skilled Volunteers Part 1
How nonprofits can recruit and manage Skilled Volunteers:
A skilled volunteer is a volunteer who helps management with specific expertise e.g. HR, strategy, marketing. Skilled volunteers fill a gap and bring an outside perspective. Read this booklet to access skills, pro bono, from professionals in your neighbourhood.
Skilled Volunteers Part 2
Orientation for Skilled Volunteers:
Any time a professional starts to volunteer, they have to learn the nonprofit industry on their own. This booklet contains the stats and the “soft stuff”, so that they can start giving back faster. Share with all your Skilled Volunteers.
Identifying Common Governance Problems
This checklist should be completed by Executive Directors and board Chairs to identify potential Governance problem areas. For assistance fill in our Request for Assistance form here and MAS can help by advising on Governance.
Identifying Common HR Problems
This checklist should be completed by any staff to identify potential HR problem areas. For assistance fill in our Request for Assistance form here and MAS can help by advising on HR and organizational issues.
Common Marketing and Fundraising Questions
This checklist should be completed by Executive Directors to diagnose if you have marketing or fundraising problems. MAS can help you. Fill in our Request for Assistance form here
Start Your Own Non Profit
If you have an idea that you think can help others but you don’t know where to start, this MAS booklet will give you the five paths you can take to start your organization and give you links to other resources to help you along the way.
View a Volunteer Toronto video presentation on How to Manage Skilled Volunteers by Lelia MacDonald:
View a MAS Webinar on The Essentials of Strategic Planning hosted by MAS Management Consultant Mark Ellwood:
Information about MAS for Potential Clients
If you are a potential client or volunteer or just interested in finding out more about MAS you can check it out here.
Information about MAS for Volunteers and Partners