Evaluate Non-Profits Expansion Capabilities

change--managementChallenge:

Board and granting organization wondered what was needed to support an expansion of the non-profit with a  $1.5 million grant that was to be awarded.  Because the program was outside the organizations current scope the Board felt that there was some level of risk in expanding.

Goal:

To determine risk and staff capabilities to execute a major organizational changes presented in a $1.5 million grant proposal.

Solution:

    • Conducted surveys and interviews with all personnel.
    • Reviewed different dimensions of change to determine fears, resistance, and strengths.
    • Used a 3rd party skills assessment to determine staff potential.
    • Developed a recommended implementation plan based on all findings for the executive director and board.

    Results:

      • Significantly reduced implementation risk for organization’s $1.5 million program by providing the knowledge where new skills were required and what resistance was most likely to interfere with implementation of the new program.
      • Provided recommendations on potential contingency plans to deal with resistance or alternative implementation strategies to mitigate the resistance.