Strong plans allow an organization to make decisions quickly and strategically when resources are limited. They provide a blueprint for managing your organization’s limited resources and measuring your progress toward your goals.
Environmental Scanning: A critical step in any planning process is knowing where you are. Environmental scanning involves both an external and internal analysis. JBC can help identify national trends in your area, conduct a 360 analysis with your organization, and identify significant internal trends that will inform effective goal setting and strategy development.
Compression Planning®: Compression Planning®, led by a skilled facilitator, involves visual brainstorming to bring out a group’s best thinking and energy on a specific issue in an environment of fair play and equal participation. Compression Planning® is an effective tool for securing stakeholder buy-in, reducing emotionality around decision making, and establishing priorities for new initiatives or growing services.
Strategic Plan Facilitation & Development: Strategic Planning is an effective tool for identifying an organization’s priorities and action steps for goal achievement. A strong strategic plan considers the external and internal environments of an organization, and how the organization should position itself to thrive well into the future. The JBC Strategic Planning process moves stakeholders through the five critical stages of strategic planning: Knowledge Gathering, Consensus-Building, Alignment and Finalization, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Vision and Mission: A critical component in setting direction is developing a meaningful, decision-making mission and vision. The JBC team can help you develop and refine your organization’s mission and vision, ultimately positioning your organization to set and achieve transformative goals.
10% of grant development is actually writing. Successful grants require careful planning, research, and measurable goals in addition to a strong and clear narrative. Julie Boll Consulting (JBC) can provide support for the entire grants lifecycle or targeted support in one area.
Portfolio Management: JBC can manage your entire grants portfolio including grantmaker research, program design, outcome measurement (logic models and evaluation plans), proposal development, and grant reporting.
Grant Readiness Assessment: Find out if your organization is ready to pursue grants. Organizations will receive a readiness score and a readiness action plan with steps your organization needs to take to be grant ready.
Case Statement: A clear and compelling narrative around the need your organization is meeting is critical to grant-seeking and fundraising. A case statement is an excellent tool for engaging with potential funders and volunteers, and garnering grassroots support to position your organization for future grants.
Mock Review: If you are comfortable writing grants but want another set of eyes to look at it, JBC provides Mock Review services. JBC will review the funder guidelines, grant narrative, budget, logic model, and supporting documents provide a completed scoring template with a numerical score for each component of your grant proposal and suggestions on how to strengthen areas that are weak.This is a great way to address unintentional blind spots that can often happen when you write and review your own grants
Dare to Lead
Julie is a certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, and one of 120 global changemakers selected and trained by thought-leader Dr. Brené Brown at the inaugural Dare to Lead Cohort in March 2019.