Every non-profit is looking for grant funding, but not every non-profit is ready to go looking for grants. Unexpected Company can help you develop your program – or your organization – and help get you in the best possible shape to find – and get – charitable dollars.
For more than a decade, Unexpected Company has been providing consulting services to Iowa non-profits. These services include:
Board Retreat facilitation
S.W.O.T. Analysis of organizations and programs
Organization and Program Budget development
Creating annual reports
Crafting case statements for capital and endowment campaigns
Writing fundraising letters and developing direct mail requests
Special Event planning with theatrical flair
Developing sponsorship packages and fundraising toolkits
Consultant Lisa Norris-Lynner has received training in the Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Non-Profit Excellence. She can help your organization move towards greater compliance with the Principles and Practices, now required by many Iowa grantors.
With more than 40 years of collective experience in arts education program development and implementation, Unexpected Company can help your organization create, develop or re-invigorate an education program that will not only help you better serve the community, but also demonstrate its effectiveness in a way that will help you get it funded. We look at a program in three ways:
As artists, we want to help ensure that you are delivering experiences with artistic merit and quality.
As educators, we want to help ensure that your program participants are learning, and that you have tools in place to track and report their progress.
As business people with both for profit and non-profit management experience, we want to help you create a program model that makes sense to donors, with clear objectives and a high level of transparency and accountability for how funds are being used.
Unexpected Company can work with your organization on a variety of aspects of program development including:
Community/constituent needs assessment
Overall program design
Evaluation design for results-based accountability
Staff development – particularly for teaching artists
Locating (and helping you apply for) seed money to help launch your program
For more information on Unexpected Company’s organization and program development services, please contact Lisa Norris-Lynner by phone at 515-288-9163 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.