Our “roots” are in capital campaign fundraising, but we additionally offer an array of fundraising and organizational development services. We are about building lean, high-impact nonprofits and winning fundraising campaigns.
Executive and Development Officer Search
POWER 10 staff have the everyday opportunity to interact and develop relationships with many colleagues throughout the nonprofit industry. This first-hand knowledge is very helpful in conducting executive and development officer searches on behalf of client organizations. Additionally, we frequently partner with The Chason Group, a Georgia firm that specializes in talent searches to fill economic and community development positions.
“The POWER 10 team did a superb job managing our search for a new chamber executive! The entire team (Sean, Amity and Kathryn) was professional, efficient and extremely well organized; making wise use of our volunteer leaders’ time commitment on our search committee. Most importantly, by leveraging POWER 10, the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce was able to hire an experienced candidate everyone felt confident was the right person to lead the Chamber in moving forward. I would highly recommend POWER 10 to any chamber of commerce, nonprofit or other organization considering an executive search.”
Former Board President, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce
Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank
Economic Impact Analysis
We routinely conduct economic impact analysis of our client’s program before moving into a campaign’s solicitation phase. Funding prospects find very appealing the “hard science” of economic impact analysis and want to see a return on their investment (ROI). Our analysis will measure the ripple effect of jobs created / capital investment stimulated by our respective client’s program and quantify new consumer spending, taxes generated, and the like.
Additionally, depending on the project / program, there may be additional goal “outcomes” that have a measurable economic impact we can assess and include in the campaign “case for support.”
Strategic Plan Facilitation
In the context of the feasibility studies and campaigns we manage, we very frequently assist our clients with strategic plan development / refinement and messaging. And on occasion, we provide strategic plan development as a stand-alone service. As with our feasibility study / campaign management services, we have a well-developed strategic planning process that we customize for use with each client.
Our style is both facilitative and prescriptive. We facilitate the discussion, ask probing questions, drive critical thinking, and encourage thorough analysis – all to ensure that we pull the best input out of our client staff and volunteer leaders so that the final plan is a clear expression of their collective intent. We also incorporate our experience with non-profits of all types and commonly suggest specific strategies, accountability measures, and other content needed to create a dynamic actionable plan.
“I have participated in many strategic planning processes over the years, and POWER 10’s process and approach is one of the best I have ever experienced. They have pushed us to “think big” and it has transformed our Chamber’s purpose and work in the community.”
Board President, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce
Metro South Region Manager, Georgia Power Company
POWER 10 assists clients with incorporation, preparation of the IRS application for nonprofit status, and related startup essentials – strategic plan and fundraising strategy development, etc.
Public / Private Partnership Development
POWER 10 has extensive experience working toward and implementing public / private partnerships to accomplish important community projects. From economic development initiatives to public libraries and parks, we have the experience to help you pull your community together in efficient fashion.
POWER 10 works with each Board development client to identify the training and other needs of the client’s board, fashions an appropriate programmatic response, and then frequently provides training and other services on-site.
POWER 10 reviews and offers recommendations regarding our client’s fundraising strategy, the involvement of board, staff and volunteers in the fundraising process, development systems (including fundraising software), donor communications and stewardship.
Investor Relations Audit
POWER 10 reviews investor (donor) relations process and procedures, and develops results-oriented investor relations strategies and standards. We also work with clients to sharpen the focus on stewardship and accountability, improving our client’s ability to demonstrate the meaningful ways in which investments are being used.