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Edwards Etiquette

Civility and Leadership Training for Youth

NON PROFIT CONSULTING SERVICES

I work and have worked with entrepreneurs, start-up and middle stage companies to develop strategies, attain funding and grow profitable, sustainable businesses. My experience includes everything from vetting a business idea, to creation of business, fund development & marketing plans, to pitching the ideas for capital.  

EVALUATION

           Agency and program evaluation

           Needs assessment and outcomes

           Service effectiveness studies

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

           Human resources planning

           Management consulting

           Policy and procedures design

           Financial management and budgeting

           Program development and design

           Short and long-range planning

 

GRANTWRITING AND FUND DEVELOPMENT

           Donor and prospect research

           Private foundation grants

           Government grant applications

           Responses to LOIs, MOUs and RFPs

           Collaborative proposals

 

FUND DEVLOPMENT WORKSHOPS

           Successful Fundraising 101

           Managing Your Board of Directors

           Managing Your Volunteers

           Planned Giving

           The Ask

BOARD TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT  (Governance)

           Board member roles and responsibilities workshops

           In-depth Board assessments

           Mentoring services

           Trustee recruiting, development, and conflict resolution counsel

           Non-Profit materials preparation (board & policy documents, etc.)

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING ASSISTANCE

           Strategic Planning 101 workshops

           Comprehensive plan development support

           Determining and managing important pre-planning issues

           Articulating the mission and vision

           Environmental assessment (stakeholder interviews, SWOT analysis, critical issues identification)

           Defining broad goals, specific objectives, and how to achieve them

           Establishing goal attainment follow-up mechanisms

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

           PR planning services

           Assessing communications strengths and challenges

           Developing plans that dovetail with short  &  long-term strategic goals and volunteer leadership capabilities

           Branding issues

           Media relations

           Press releases

           Internal communications

           Marketing partnerships

 

STARTING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

Chances are, you've been thinking about it for a long time- this vision you have for creating a nonprofit organization. No doubt you're passionate about a cause that's close to your heart.  I can help you with that too.  I have written and revised By-Laws, Articles of Incorporation and have help many organization obtain their 501(c)3 solicitation license.

 

As a consultant to nonprofits, I am neither an attorney nor CPA.  Therefore, you should consider the information I've shared on this page and will provide as good overall guidance but not binding, legal or financial advice.

                                                                            Victoria B. Edwards