At True North NPO we begin each prospective project by understanding the client organization, its leadership, and the unique issues faced by the nonprofit. Once we have developed this understanding, we design an engagement proposal that is unique to the organization. We have a wide-range of services, grounded in our extensive corporate and nonprofit experiences.
focuses on creating a clear vision for the organization, understanding the current mission, and creating a set of clear strategies that can make the vision a reality. We believe successful strategic plan implementation requires clear goals and milestones that must be monitored over time. Strategic Planning is a future-focused process for organizations that seek to strengthen their operations.
usually involves two or more organizations brought together by the belief that working together is the best way to address a community need. These projects can be opportunity- or need-driven.
begins with a biblical foundation and a comprehensive evaluation of mission/vision, strategies and goals/milestones in the ministry of the church. The best ministry plans have broad input from a variety of sources including the pastors, ministry leaders, and others who attend the church. We consider it an honor and blessing when True North is invited to partner with the clergy and lay leadership of a church or other ministry to help them think strategically.
starts with an evaluation of a nonprofit’s board activities and intentions. All boards operate on a continuum of involvement, ranging from purely policy boards to actively operational boards. True North helps nonprofit boards determine their optimal position on that continuum and works with the board or governance committee to make recommendations within the framework of board policies.
recognize that perhaps the greatest asset nonprofit organization has is a strong board. In this community, like most, there is fierce competition for capable and engaged board members. True North has a complete process for proactive board recruitment, on-boarding, ongoing board evaluation, and board training.
is used when an organization is looking for ways to evaluate its current services and determine the best mix of offerings. This assessment is usually prompted by shifts in funding or changes in the external environment that are impacting the organization’s ability to continue operating. True North brings significant financial and accounting skills to these types of projects, resulting in an objective, rigorous, and forward-looking plans for the long-term sustainability of each nonprofit organization.
is sometimes appropriate when two or more nonprofit organizations see an overlap in their missions or an opportunity to operate more efficiently through partnership. Such restructuring may involve a merger or collaboration. True North has a proprietary process for the objective and strategic consideration of the whole range of collaboration alternatives. We leverage our extensive corporate merger and acquisition experience to ensure that nonprofit mergers are completed in a thorough, professional, and effective manner.
is offered to nonprofit organizations that may be functioning well, but seek to further enhance productivity through effective use of people, processes or technology. As a first step, True North completes a comprehensive efficiency assessment of the organization, which includes the creation of a systems process map that outlines how individuals and/or departments are interacting with each other. The final deliverable includes specific recommendations and implementation suggestions, cost estimates, and implementation plans for identified efficiency opportunities.