A strategic plan is a program incorporating a strategy for accomplishing the goals and objectives of the ministry organization within a specific time frame with an action plan based on methods, priorities and resources. Leadership and board coaching involve the continuous transfer of best practices and customized skills essential to each ministry leadership team. Great leadership never stops learning.
"In order to spur a nonprofit to success and growth in its ministry, leaders must step up and take a long-term perspective on the organization. Why does it exist? Whom does it serve? What could you accomplish if you had ample resources? With these strategic questions in mind, leadership can build a plan, monitor its progress against benchmarks and celebrate successes. Leaders lead through thinking about their organization and planning for its future."
Advocace reviews your ministry’s current strategic plan, and then conducts an analysis of your current mission, vision, ministry objectives, goals and values. Together we craft a strategic plan which can achieve your ministry’s goals and realize your vision within a specified time frame and with a concrete plan of action which incorporates priorities, tactics, and resources.
Advocace shall create a case statement to communicate the ministry’s value to donors. A case statement includes reasons why your ministry merits support, including your resources, potential for greater service, needs, and vision.
Advocace guides leaders on how to best model servant leadership, Advocace prepares and inspires them execute to the highest standards of nonprofit leadership by: setting goals, defining progress, measuring results nurturing a culture of accountability, motivating and rewarding team members, building and connecting the community of support. Coaching is both formal and hands-on. For example, Advocace is available to accompany leaders on donor visits and prep leaders for effective board presentations.
Advocace conducts on-site training with the ministry board to equip and encourage them to protect the mission, embrace the values, and further the vision of the organization. By motivating and encouraging board members to be active players in the fundraising process, these leaders become champions of your ministry to donors and prospective donors. Advocace’s board training culminates in a clearly articulated written policy outlining the development responsibilities of the board.
Strategic Plan Update
Advocace facilitates an annual review of the status of strategy implementation. This update facilitates ministry leadership’s ability to update the organization’s vision and goals in light of new data and challenges.