Building Effective Governing Boards
Bill Davis Consulting offers assistance in educating boards on non profit legal obligations; recruiting, selecting, orienting and educating officers and board members; selecting, evaluating and compensating the chief executive officer; strengthening Board oversight without micro-managing; adopting board policies and procedures to make their work more effective; and employing a dashboard to measure progress toward organizational goals.
Strengthening CEO Performance
Bill Davis offers executive training, coaching and advisory services in clarifying CEO roles; strengthening relations with elected governing bodies, volunteers and professional staff; learning to lead and manage effectively; creating a vision that captures the commitment of volunteers; clarifying an organizational mission; fundraising; external representation; and effectively supporting Boards, their members and processes.
Strengthening Board Leadership
For organization presidents, board chairs and leaders, Bill Davis Consulting helps in establishing organizational goals and objectives; managing board processes and meetings; improving board decision-making; building consensus and reaching closure; dealing with divisive issues; and managing difficult board members.
Specializing in providing one-on-one confidential coaching to chief executives and chief elected officers, Bill Davis Consulting helps non-profit leaders clarify their thinking, identify solutions to workplace challenges , and develop strategies for strengthening their professional capacities to lead their organizations effectively. Coaching is especially beneficial to executives who are confronting new organizational challenges, are new in their positions, new to the world of non profit organizations or new to association management. Benefits to clients include achieving greater effectiveness in leadership, management, problem solving, communication, productivity and confidence.
Assuring Smooth Executive Transitions
Chief executive and chief elective officer transitions can be challenging and destabilizing to non profit organizations if not conducted effectively. Establishing a leadership transition process; clarifying position descriptions; focusing on core competencies; establishing reasonable time lines; managing effective recruitment; managing public, member, client and funder relations; executive selection; orientation, mentoring and continuing education are all key elements in effective transition management. Bill Davis Consulting will assist non profit organizations in successfully navigating such processes.
Strategic Planning _________
Clarifying mission and purpose, assessing conditions affecting the non profit, establishing a vision, articulating strategies to accomplish objectives, determining financing, establishing milestones and measuring progress are all essential elements to effective strategic planning. Bill Davis Consulting helps non profits implement such processes to produce not just a plan but continuing strategic decision-making that drives the organization to achieve long term strength and effectiveness.