Thank you for being a board member! We know the commitment it takes. You’re donating time, expertise, passion and experience to a worthy organization. If you’re like most people on a Board of Directors, you’re busy. You like to use your time wisely. You want your organization to operate efficiently. You want to know you’re making a difference.
Your Spokes membership will help your nonprofit:
- Increase effectiveness in the community it serves
- Stay aware of new regulations and potential liabilities
- Maximize resources
- Streamline operations
- Focus on what counts
- Save your board time by providing outside guidance and support from nonprofit professionals
- Build community support and increase donations (Did you know that public perception of management competency affects the level of financial support provided by the community?)
Spokes can make your experience on the board easier, more rewarding, and more valuable to the group you’re helping. Save time and reduce frustration. Better understand your role and the organization’s expectations. Expand your skill set. Learn the ins and outs of nonprofit leadership. Take a class. Attend an event. Take advantage of your Spokes membership!
Here are some ways to get started:
Best Practices in Nonprofit Governance Class
To take it a step further, we offer this as a specialized consultation also, allowing you to strengthen your leadership team and sharpen your focus. Need in-depth governance training? Looking for a check-list to meet federal regulations? Consultant Lesley Santos Dierks, CEO of Spokes, is a licensed Standards for Excellence Program consultant. Using this Organizational Assessment and Implementation Planning Tool©, she ensures your organization is meeting all compliance, ethics and accountability standards.
Strategic Planning “Tune-Up” Consulting
Ready to develop your vision and mission? Looking to “tune-up” your strategic plan and goals? Need to write your SWOT analysis? Consultant Lesley Santos Dierks, CEO of Spokes draws from her nonprofit experience as a development officer and her for-profit experience in corporate philanthropy. Lesley understands how vital strategic planning is to nonprofit organizations and their ability to engage volunteer leadership, prospective donors and program partners. More importantly, she actually enjoys strategic planning and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for the task with you!
Strategic Planning Retreat Facilitation
Need help developing your strategic plan? Spokes is here to support you with the following: Complete a visioning exercise, mission review and SWOT analysis. Define 2-4 strategic goals. Review process for writing objectives and your action plan. The strategic planning retreat is designed for an organization’s board and executive director. We can go to your board meetings, or host your group in our office. This is a confidential exercise, offered for one organization at a time.
Member Benefit: Receive a full day retreat including (3) three hours of preparation, (6-8) six to eight hours of facilitation, (1) one hour of travel time, (3) three hours of follow-up. This facilitation is a Members Only Benefit for $800 (typically $2,500 – $5,000).