At JK Executive Strategies, our Nonprofit Division is committed to the following values, core ideals and guiding principles:
It has been proven that in addition to an effective executive, effective board governance is imperative to the success, long-term sustainability and impact of nonprofit organizations. We recognize the valuable contributions that boards can make, understand that board education and development opportunities are limited, and that board members and the organizations they lead, benefit from professional development and peer interaction. Our approach helps boards create lasting, adaptive change.
We work with individual organizations, their boards, and professional leaders, in a variety of ways, including:
The Nonprofit Division at our firm facilitates board assessments to identify strengths and areas for improvement. We use a combination of online surveys, interviews, and other tools to document your board’s current performance.
A customized assessment will be created to meet your unique needs. The assessment process can include a Board survey/self-assessment, a review of corporate documents, interviews with Board Members, and observations of Board meetings. The assessment may review and address such topics as:
We work with you as a neutral, informed facilitator, to assist you in building the Board you need. Facilitations can focus broadly on organizational strategic planning or more specific topics such as your committee structure and how the board functions. Outcomes of such facilitations can include:
We design and facilitate interactive board and board/staff retreats on a variety of topics. We work in partnership with you from planning through follow-up.
We assess governance practices and work with the board to develop a governance approach that allows the board to understand its roles and responsibilities and work effectively in fulfilling its duties to the organization. This includes gathering information, identifying critical issues, developing a plan, managing a change process, and developing tools for long term sustainability.
Our firm works with board chairs or board chairs in conjunction with the chief executive, through individualized coaching sessions to tackle short-and long-term challenges.
We provide interactive digital and in-person training to assist your Board of Directors in better understanding their legal and fiduciary responsibilities. These topics range from a broad session on the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors to more in-depth trainings on topics such as:
Most training sessions are designed for three-hour sessions but can be modified to accommodate your needs, budget, and timeframe.
Our firm provides tools and templates to help the Board develop strong governance practices. In addition to providing these tools, we can help you customize them, so they address the unique needs of your organization. Including:
We can assist you in appropriately compensating and evaluating your executive leadership. Our services include:
JK Executive Strategies’ Nonprofit Division will deliver fund development/fundraising consulting services to organizations of all sizes. This will also include consultation on Capital Campaigns when requested. Key elements to this consultation include:
Our firm provides interim CEO leadership for organizations should their CEO/President have to take a leave of absence or resign. This support can take the form of either full-time or part-time work and will bridge the gap in leadership that an unexpected absence/departure can create.
There are many responsibilities with onboarding a new CEO and many of those responsibilities fall on the Board of Directors. Our offerings include: