Setting priorities during a period of major change

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Setting and achieving priorities during a period of major change/turmoil A small social service agency. Challenge: The newly appointed CEO had limited financial and staff resources to solve numerous long and short term issues. The key business challenges were to develop and obtain approval to a new strategic plan within a tight deadline, recruit new […]

Aligning HR Programs with organization objectives

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Aligning HR Programs with key organization objectives A medium sized agency Challenge: Strengthen the leadership skills of the agency’s management team and introduce new HR programs that are aligned with key organization objectives. Action: Two MAS HR volunteer consultants teamed up to introduce a new organization-wide performance management program designed to consistently align individual work […]

Clearer messaging and cost-efficient fundraising

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Clearer messaging and cost efficient fundraising A small charity raising funds for international aid Challenge: Initially, the client asked for clearer messaging to attract more donors. Later, we uncovered that they needed help identifying which fundraising activities are effective and which are not. Action: Initially, a marketing audit highlighted the priorities for this project. The MAS […]

Making Solid strategic decisions

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Solid strategic decisions and clear direction A medium sized social service agency Challenge: Develop a strategic plan that is clear, implementable and likely to succeed for the organization and its clients. The key challenges were significant changes in their funding environment, the profile of their client base and the demographics of their area of the […]

Energizing Board Members

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Energized Board members with a clear understanding of their role A small agency that serves seniors Challenge: Help the Board to reenergize and step up to their key role in the success of the organization. The key challenges were new Board members, lack of clear criteria for recruiting Board members and conflicting understandings of their […]