Running a successful non-profit organization requires a unique and multi-faceted management approach. Where volunteers and staff working are working side-by-side toward common objectives, and where commitment to a cause combines with the need for financial performance and effective program/service delivery, the issues can be complex and challenging. In addition, volunteer board governance presents a unique management situation, and the large number of stakeholders involved in a non-profit organization requires balancing a multitude of interests.
MindBridge Strategies offers services that assist our clients with operational planning and maximizing organizational efficiency. We will work with Boards to review their structure and governance model as well as their approach to financial management. We offer high-level strategic planning services and have assisted many clients with developing effective, implementable, and visionary strategic plans.
MindBridge also has core competencies in conducting operational audits and developing organizational policies and procedures. We have a strong familiarity with the health, safety, employment, financial, and service delivery legislation that affects non-profit agencies and can ensure that your organization is compliant with regulatory requirements.
Here`s what Mike Herzog, founder of GoodGuys Tri (http://www.goodguystri.ca/), had to say about our impact on their governance model:
"I engaged the services of Mind Bridge Strategies to assist in the creation of a governance paper for our non-profit philanthropic organization. The journey and outcomes were far beyond all of our expectation. Initially, Corrie listened and used a variety of strategic questions to pull out key organizational nuances that needed to be reflected in our governance document. What I had not anticipated was a first draft that not only included all elements of our detail requirements but also provided endless value added suggestions (that we adopted!). MindBridge / Corrie truly displayed mastery of governance policy, client focus and demonstrated expertise at policy development. The end result was a meaningful partnership with Corrie that we seek to maintain; she provided invaluable expertise and truly partnered with our organization to drive a useful and "living" document that we use regularly to highlight what we do. Kudos Corrie! Thank you MindBridge!"