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Succession Planning

What happens when your top executive leaves, retires, or takes another position? Do you know what you’ll do to make the transition a smooth and positive experience? GSB will set up with you a succession process so you are ready when the inevitable change at the top happens.

Executive & Team Search

How do you find the right person to be your next executive leader? GSB’s search process is thorough, simple, time sensitive and gets results. Team up with GSB to prepare a job description, promote the position, review applications, conduct phone interviews, preside at final in-person interviews, and guide you in your selection. GSB Guides are also able to journey along with your executive leaders – new or established – coaching them to become better in their work.

Board Development

Customized one or two day workshops designed to guide your board toward more effective governance practices. Topics can include how to organize your board and volunteers, roles and responsibilities of staff and board members, how to run a meeting, board’s role in financial development, setting direction for the organization, addressing current challenges, and others. Workshops result in your board actually changing how it performs.

Team Building & Development

People with different styles of leadership can learn to work together joyfully and effectively. GSB will teach you how to build a sense of team and improve communication among your people.

Organizational Assessments

GSB will guide you to become as healthy an organization as you can be. Maximize the working relationships between staff, board and volunteers. Keep your organization on track to accomplish your mission and energize those who participate with you in your work.

Financial & Facility Audits

Diagnostic Assessment Planning: A one-time process to uncover organizational needs, and then select from the range of options available in organizational development which will meet those needs.

Vision Planning: Moving into the future “thinking outside of the box” as we dream new ways to achieve your mission.

Master Site & Facility Audits: An assessment of current facilities and existing site plans in light of program needs and future plans. Recommendations are given to affirm, adjust or redesign facilities, siting of buildings, and land use.

Master Site Planning: Preparation of a comprehensive plan to utilize the land, current buildings and future expansion.

Financial Development Audits & Planning: An analysis of your development program’s capabilities and performance resulting in a detailed plan of action to advance your development efforts for the next three to five years. This is the first step in creating a new development program or in bringing new life to an existing program.

Strategic & Operational Planning

Strategic Planning: 3-5 years stretch goals. Who are we? What do we do? What do we value? Where do we want to go and be in 5 years?

Operational Planning: 2 years or less. More maintenance in nature as we address a few major problems or issues in the next 12 months.

Donor Research

GSB guides your staff into the world of gathering information about people who have the potential and are likely to become donors. Using techniques and resources readily available, you will do your own research and keep at it regularly.

Marketing

Find new participants in your programs. Develop detailed work plans to accomplish the goals you set for increased engagement with people. GSB will lead you to new markets and show you how to dig deeper into those you already have.

Graphic Design. Logo creation or updates. Design of printed material for all your fundraising and public relations efforts can be accomplished through GSB’s graphics people.

Website, Social Media, DVD. GSB has accomplished and creative people to guide you in this dynamic venue of communication.

Consultation. GSBwill walk with you, day by day, as you carry out the Marketing Strategy and become more effective in promoting your organization. Learn from the GSB experienced Guides and grow your markets.

Public Relations

You can’t do fundraising in a vacuum. People need to know who you are, what you do, whom you benefit and how others can help. Relationships with your constituency groups are crucial to building support. You need to know what people think of you, their impressions and opinions of you and your work. You must influence and control the image you project.  If you don’t shape the impressions people have of your organization, someone else will.

GSB’s public relations people guild you along the path to effective communication and marketing. Let GSB lead you through the maze and reach into the hearts and minds of the people you want to reach… and be set up to contact people you don’t even know are looking for you.

Public Relations Audits. Review your organization’s image, brand, promotion methods and materials, and overall strategy for creating awareness and involvement. GSB people experienced in the rapidly changing world of public relations will give you practical advice to improve your communication.

Marketing Strategies. Find new participants in your programs. Develop detailed work plans to accomplish the goals you set for increased engagement with people. GSB will lead you to new markets and show you how to dig deeper into those you already have.

Graphic Design. Logo creation or updates. Design of printed material for all your fundraising and public relations efforts can be accomplished through GSB’s graphics people.

Website, Social Media, DVD. GSB has accomplished and creative people to guide you in this dynamic venue of communication.

Consultation. GSBwill walk with you, day by day, as you carry out the Marketing Strategy and become more effective in promoting your organization. Learn from the GSB experienced Guides and grow your markets.