• At CHS we help nonprofit organizations develop smart strategies and execute for results.
  • The key to effective strategy is to build an adaptive organization that has the ability to make sense of the changing environment and translate these insights into action – not just once every year or two, but in repeated cycles of strategic learning and renewal.
  • We use a proven support model to help nonprofits assess organizational readiness, design organizational strategies, develop organizational capacity, execute for results, and evaluate impact.
  • Learn more about our supports below, and contact us to discuss the possibilities.

A logical first step is to assess existing capacity to accomplish the mission in the current and emerging environment.  We can help you:

  1. Scan the strategic environment
  2. Assess internal capabilities
  3. Identify strategic opportunities and threats
  4. Consider strategic readiness under various future scenarios
  5. Decide priorities for improving strategic readiness.

The next step is to define goals and strategies for the organization based on the assessment of strategic readiness. CHS can help you:

  1. Clarify the mission of the organization
  2. Define the customers to be served by the organization
  3. Develop a clear value proposition for key customer segments
  4. Define performance goals for the organization
  5. Create a plan for building capacity, achieving performance goals, and creating community impact.
  • Strategy requires effective execution, and effective execution requires people who are equipped for excellence.
  • This process of equipping people for excellence is the heart of organizational capacity building.
  • CHS can help by assisting with design and delivery of an organizational learning program, defined as a tailored set of supports designed to equip people the knowledge and skills they need to optimize performance and impact.
  • An organizational learning program may occur over weeks or months, depending on the needs and objectives of the organization.
  • Example topics covered in our organizational learning programs include:
    • Organizational assessment
    • Strategy development
    • Design thinking
    • Leadership development
    • Team development
    • Strategy development
    • Program design
    • Program evaluation
    • Quality improvement
    • Workflow improvement
    • Key performance indicators
    • Community value analysis.

If you would like to enhance organizational learning in your setting, CHS can help you:

  1. Define the objectives of your organizational learning program.
  2. Assess the learning needs of individuals and teams within your organization.
  3. Design learning activities and programs that can be delivered efficiently in the workplace setting.
  4. Develop learning resources including content, tools, and subject matter expertise.
  5. Support individual and team learning through in ways that work for your organization.
  6. Evaluate impact on learning and performance.

As an additional strategy we can help your organization develop a knowledge management program to capture and re-deploy knowledge and tools developed through organizational learning.

Once the strategy is defined, execution is everything. CHS can help you:

  1. Assure that staff are equipped for execution
  2. Assure that key resources are becoming available
  3. Assure that key strategies are being executed
  4. Assess whether key outputs, outcomes and impacts are being achieved
  5. Make strategic adjustments based on feedback and evaluation.

In today’s funding environment it is essential to demonstrate effective management and community impact in order to sustain the organization.  CHS can help you:

  1. Identify key audiences for performance reporting
  2. Define key indicators of effective management
  3. Define key indicators of positive community impact delivered by the organization
  4. Develop systematic methods and tools for producing key indicators
  5. Develop reports that are strategically designed to demonstrate value to key audiences.
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