Offerings

Operational and Management Support to help build sustainable and scalable companies

Our strategic, adaptive, and solutions-focused services address the complexity and challenges of varied sectors, early-stage, growth-driven, organizational structures, mission and model.

Strategic Assessment       Project Management       Evaluation  Strategies and Tools      

Earned-Income Strategies              Knowledge & Information Services       Engagement and Learning




Key components to Establish organizational durability

Strategic Assessment

Collaborative, actionable, cross-sector – what works, what doesn’t

Goals, Resources and Constraints
Determine strategic needs, a market mapping and landscape analysis :
Evaluate Market Opportunities in competitive landscapes,
Identify and exploit strategic opportunities, issues and trends that can be leveraged into new service offerings


Project Roadmap:
Identify roadblocks, constraints, solutions

Overall project design & implementation steps: organizational assessment, budgeting & resource management;
Identify roadblocks & constraints;
Data collection & analysis,
Communication & training

     

Project Management

 Lead, manage, and drive vision and strategy for the organization’s project and programming functions

Advocacy, collaboration, research, investor engagement, marketing systems;
Engage client teams towards strong, positive, effective outcomes tailored towards project objectives & the enterprise culture

  Oversee development of the workplan

                 Strengthen partnerships to maximize impact

                               
Social Impact Business Models

•Understand the unique considerations of how to create financial value while delivering a product or service to underserved populations.

•Understand the unique considerations for building a business model and analyzing a value chain in the social sector?  Is it sustainable, is there a customer base?

•Entrepreneurial organization processes: map customer journey, develop Leadership strategies, guidelines for working with mentors, preferred practices for pursuing collaborations & alliances, technology solutions to streamline operational processes

         

 

    Partnership, Collaborations, Strategic Alliances

Which is best for you?
What will it take for this to be a successful collaborative process?

• Map the Customer Journey: A Roadmap for effective collaboration Guidelines and Proven Practices
Key elements of Successful Partnerships –What to look for
• Determine Strategic Needs
• Which peers might make strong potential partners
• Implementation challenges– what to look for
• Setting the Ground Rules
• Governance, Structure, Coordination and Funding
• Create a playbook that partners are delivered when they ink a deal

Evaluation Strategies and Tools

Know what you’re trying to achieve, where you’re going and the flexibility to adapt

 

             Lean Data Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation

                    Why is this Unique?

       “Provide clients with the tools to understand and quantify the value they create”

How are insights from quantitative & qualitative data are applied to create greater impact.

Bottom-Up Customer Accountability vs. traditional top-down compliance

    Customer-Centric — encourages response and customer engagement

• Apply new technologies to best practices
• Compare data among institutions
• Discover and compare proven practices

Social Impact Analysis

Techniques & approaches towards measuring & analyzing social impact

 

Social Impact Monitoring and Evaluation

         What is the impact are you striving for?
Key indicators to assess the value and worth of program?
Metrics?  Measurement approaches?
Are outcomes clearly defined?

 

  Evaluate Earned-Income Strategies

Evaluate the feasibility of earned income as a significant, new revenue source.

Assess…..

•The size and scope of the potential market
•The competitive strengths and weaknesses
•Organizational and staffing issues
•An appropriate financial model

 

Knowledge and Information Services

Is your firm’s strategic knowledge findable?  Do staff readily share information and knowledge?
Do staff tend to work in silos as the firm has grown and evolved?
Is a Central Portal or Intranet is available?

Let us demonstrate the benefits of simple, effective techniques to break down information sharing barriers
To make new connections, connect the dots, and build bridges among all initiatives and communities

How is your organization leveraging its institutional knowledge?

• Are you losing valuable institutional knowledge with frequent staff transitions
• Are you making  decisions based on complete information
• Are Staff recreating work others have done
• Are staff fully informed on developments and events, are they consistent in speaking about the company?


Opportunities for Engagement & Learning

 How will you explain your conceptual ideas, innovative approaches

• Social collaboration strategies, platforms and tools to connect the dots and people
•Design & implement workshops, trainings, and presentations & conferences
•Instructional design Tools & Curriculum for online trainings
•Online surveys and interview protocols, assessment tools, data collection, interpret results

    

Knowledge for Impact provides business & management expertise towards expanding, measuring, and leveraging key opportunities in the social change ecosystem.