We believe that generating a steady source of income and producing consistent, quality results should be the primary focus for all nonprofits in the Twenty-First Century. No matter what the economic conditions in the country, there will always be numerous nonprofits seeking private financial support and donations from the general public. Is your organization prepared to meet such challenges?
We have seen that successful resource development efforts are based on organizations that have exhibited certain best practice “how-to” skills, commonly known as “capacity building competencies” to which we refer to as principles. These basic principles could be analogous to “fertile soil”. Once in place, if the fertile soil is “watered” and “cared for” regularly, it will continue to be highly productive and allow for the “planting” of more sophisticated and complex strategies in subsequent years.
Is your nonprofit organization fully prepared and ready to be more successful at resource development or launching a capital campaign? Does your organization already possess such fertile soil but now wants to enhance and create new strategies to reach even higher aspirational goals? We are a “one-stop shop” where you can find a comprehensive team of outstanding professionals who are experts in their fields and have come together to collaborate on projects. We are eager and readily available to consult, train and coach you on how to raise more money and increase your results.
We believe successful nonprofits exhibit these characteristics and have certain tools in place.
Deb Bostak, President, Poudre School District Foundation
“Art Bavoso and Chris Imsland skillfully facilitated our board retreat, including assisting us in developing a new vision and mission statement. Their experience and guidance was invaluable in establishing a strong foundation and then providing us with the tools and framework to move our organization forward. Our board left the retreat reenergized and committed to achieving our goals”.
Claudia DeMarco, Executive Director, Friends of Happy Heart Farm
“Working with Third Sector Enterprises accelerated the development of a strong foundation for our relatively new nonprofit. The facilitators provided excellent materials, asked good questions and listened well, which resulted in outputs that will provide guidance as we grow”
Gordan Thibedeau, President and CEO, United Way of Larimer County
“Art Bavoso in an innovative, resourceful, and knowledgable community leader who has made remarkable contributions to our nonprofit sector, and more broadly, to our community. Art developed the TAP framework for engaging our nonprofit sector with a program that would lead to a maturing capacity for nonprofits in strategic planning, board development, resource development, fiscal management, and executive coaching, just to name a few of those areas. He has also been instrumental in facilitating both our own board and staff strategic planning retreats, in helping our organization overcome difficult transitions, and in achieving organizational excellence”.
Jami McMannes, Former Nonprofit Development and Training Coordinator, United Way of Larimer County
“I am sincerely grateful to Art for his contributions to the Larimer County community, United Way of Larimer County, and to me professionally. Art offers an invaluable service to the nonprofit community, guiding us all to be better, more confident, and more successful professionals and service providers. Larimer County is fortunate to have a community member who has such fervor for service and nonprofit success”
Jane Bradley, Former Executive Director, Child Safe
“Art Bavoso and I had our final coaching/mentoring session this afternoon. I was very impressed with Art’s follow-through on everything. When he gave me an assignment, he gave me a deadline and expected me to have it completed in a timely manner. I have a difficult time working with disorganized people so it was a pleasure to work with someone who adheres to timelines and expects others to do so as well.”
Tracy Mead, Former Executive Director, Education and Life Training Center
” We were extremely grateful to have had the use of Art’s expertise and his support in developing and refining our core tools for success. Art gave us a great framework to guide the completion of these items and he completed the pieces that were appropriate for him, allowing us to continue our focus on our core business. We will be using what Art taught us to recruit board members, volunteers and donors.”
Susan Castellon, Former Board Member and Executive Director, River Song Waldorf School,
” I wanted to send you a sincere thank you for all of the time and talent you have shared with the RiverSong board. Your enthusiasm is contagious! I’m looking forward to keeping the momentum going! ”
Allison Hines, Past President, Junior League of Fort Collins
” Thank you so much for all of your support this year for our Junior League Board of Directors. You have given us an amazing foundation to build upon in the coming years and your insight has inspired and invigorated our team to really take things to the next level for our organization.”
Megan Philips, Former Executive Director, The Growing Project
“Not only has Art’s experience and guidance been influential to the development of a clear and concise mission and vision, his gracious attitude and enthusiasm for social justice and non-profitry have further inspired us and reminded us why we all came together in the first place.”
Alyce Kaehler, Board Chair, Steppin’ Out, Inc.
“Aspire not only offers nonprofit organizations a chance at reaching their noble goals, but also achieves a more pervasive purpose by enhancing the overall quality of community life”.
Reflections for Youth, Board of Directors and Staff
” We would like to sincerely thank Art for his hard work, guidance, patience and great ideas. Reflections for Youth is much stronger and on a solid, deliberate path thanks to your time and efforts.”
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