Building Effective Leadership to Strengthen Your Organization

One thing is certain – if your leadership and structure are ineffective, your organization is too.  Let’s change that!

With extensive experience from serving in every aspect of the nonprofit sector, both as a volunteer and a staff leader, I can assess your organization and develop solutions and/or training to transform it from dysfunctional to highly effective.

I can help your board:

  • Understand its role and responsibilities
  • Develop a culture of inquiry and discussion that leads to shared and sound decision making
  • Know the difference between oversight and micro-management
  • Embrace continuous learning, self-assessment and renewal
  • Assess its needs in relation to the pursuit of your mission
  • Determine what work should be done and how
  • Establish appropriate structure and work groups
  • Deal with the nitty-gritty – meeting management, Form 990, understanding financial statements

  And let’s not forget the executive director and other staff

  • Executive director training and mentoring
  • Strengthening board/staff relationships
  • Best practices in nonprofit management
Working with Kelly during her years at the NTC Foundation, which included development and implementation of the Foundation’s first strategic plan, was proof of her abilities and strengths. I was always pleased at her success in turning the intentions of our committees and board of directors into actions with the results we hoped to achieve.

As president and later as chair of the Foundation’s Governance and Board Development Committee, I was impressed at Kelly’s ability to stay enthused and to regularly introduce new ideas, which were very beneficial to our organization.

“Personally, I valued her willingness to be straightforward, especially when it came to ‘touchy’ subjects. In fact, I consider that trait to be a significant contribution to the Foundation’s success.
— B. Eugene Davis, Principal Davis Project Solutions, LLC