Non-profit leadership is usually based on a calling to a mission. That leader inevitably becomes involved with all sorts of challenges that go far beyond one’s calling, training or experience. Leaders are called to be “renaissance men and women” in an age of specialization. Sometimes it’s hard to see how the pieces all fit together.
This is compounded by the reality that their position can make them perhaps the loneliest people in the world. They are surrounded by people, inundated with needs/demands, and yet forced to be isolated emotionally. Sharing frustrations, fears or inadequacies with their board, staff or peers is fraught with dangers.
Our solution: a trusted and experienced Executive Coach.
Through Executive Coaching, a leader can safely work through and sort out how to fulfill their leadership role, manage expectations and not lose themselves in the process.
A leader’s long-term health, sanity, growth and development is the single most important ingredient for the success of the organization.
All not-for-profits need the advice, support and guidance of a skilled CFO (Chief Financial Officer) but not necessarily on a full-time basis. SJCS offers CFO services to non-profit organizations that need professional financial advice, either on a project-based, or part-time basis. All at a reasonable cost.
Our CFO services are designed to support your non-profit organization with the accounting oversight to help you better understand the financial side of your organization. We evaluate the effectiveness of operations and help you establish internal controls. With our supervision you can reduce costs, manage funding and plan for the future of your non-profit business.
With SJCS as your partner, you can focus on the other aspects of your work, knowing that an experienced CFO is looking out for your financial interests.
In an organization’s life, change is inevitable: at times it is gradual, at other times, seismic. Rapid growth may present tremendous programmatic opportunities, but it can tax the organizational infrastructure beyond its capacity. SJCS provides expertise and support to navigate these times proactively.
We will help you think through both the strategic goals and the optimal process to manage change within your organization. Organizational change efforts cannot be done with a cookie cutter: they must be structured around the organization’s circumstances, needs, culture and the people involved.
We approach the organizational development process with an outcome-oriented, collaborative approach.
When issues and opportunities arise, in-house resources may not be adequate to achieve optimal results. Managing large special projects in addition to dealing with day-to-day operations can prove challenging for leaders.
SJCS can provide project management support for long-term projects such as housing development, capital improvements or other community development. We can also assist with short-term projects such as organizational restructuring, financial system assessments or accounting system conversions.
We will work collaboratively with you and your team to assess the situation and recommend an approach to address the issue. A customized scope of work, project timeline and project costs will be developed and agreed to before commencing with the project.
SJCS will work side-by-side with your management team to provide expert project management services that keep projects moving on time and on budget.