Leadership for Nonprofits

Constituents today expect an increasing level of services while demanding greater connection to your mission. Nonprofit leaders are experiencing a significant convergence of major challenges that are producing a “perfect storm” like never before.

The relentless pursuit of your mission, the need for new resources, constituents who are focused on the experience they have with you and increased digital connections are putting significant pressure on nonprofits to transform to stay relevant.

Why? Because so many constituents, volunteers, and donors have positioned digital and strategic planning with ever greater importance as a component of the solution for the equation of increasing service levels while revenue, in some cases, has not radically increased. Add to that the implications of the shifting digital landscape that is transforming more rapidly than ever before and the case for strategic change is an imperative.

For today’s nonprofit, the right selection of next-generation technologies for constituent relationship management, mobile web solutions, data integration, operational, collaboration and telephony is complicated and overwhelming in the dynamic high-technology marketplace.

Simultaneously, a greater dependence on the Internet as well as mission-critical technology is creating new and substantial vulnerabilities in the areas of data security and integrity.

The convergence of these dynamics is stretching the bandwidth of nonprofit business executives beyond what is practically possible. To succeed, nonprofit executives need a partner that uniquely brings immediate integration into operations with the objectivity and expertise that only comes from the “battle scars” of serving in the nonprofit sector for many years.

Only Fortium provides the depth and breadth of relevant practical experience coupled with nonprofit sector solution knowledge to maximize the value of your present and future digital solutions. Having served in the nonprofit sector for many years, Fortium’s professionals have discovered that just as you don’t go to war with untrained troops, you want to face your challenges with professionals who have the relevant experience you need.

Fortium Nonprofit Sector Services

Digital and Constituent Experience Strategies

Assessment of the strategic positioning of the nonprofit organization provides your key stakeholders with greater confidence to make digital and constituent decisions that positively impact your mission going forward into the future.

The Fortium model is a comprehensive and, maybe even more importantly, is a sustainable program for nonprofits seeking to acquire more constituents, build relationships, renew donors, take advantage of opportunities as they emerge, and sustain a responsive framework for this rapidly-evolving area to “manage down” the uncertainty level. We help you discover where you are today, plan for where you want to go in the future, create real action that produces results and optimize your initiatives for continuous improvement.

So what about transformation initiatives? They seem so hard and fail so often. They don’t have to. In this day and age, just improving may get you out of business.

Rapid, transformative results are possible. Fortium’s approach to discover where you are today, plan for where you want to go in the future, create real action that produces results and optimize your initiatives for continuous improvement. It takes discipline that Fortium can help you discover.

Digital Strategic Planning is a money saver for your organization due to availability of a plan that accounts for the future solutions as you make investments in the digital world today.

The Selection of solutions for financial, operational, mobile, social, donor experience, telephony, and other solutions is often the largest and most important financial investment a nonprofit makes in digital systems.

Fortium couples the best-practice process with the instinctive and effective decision-making strategies needed to position the organization to reap the maximum value in its technology investments.

High-value delivery can accelerate the effective implementation of new solutions and save significant costs during implementation. While vendors often supply a “project manager”, organizations need their own Project Leadership to monitor the vital interests of the organization. Fortium delivers not only the project and system depth you need but also the operational breadth to help nonprofit executives achieve the desired results within the desired timelines.

Digital Leadership for transition within the technology delivery group can have dramatic impact, often while systems are being implemented. Fortium provides short-term or part-time experienced digital leadership to smooth the road and accelerate desired technology delivery re-invention.

Conversion assistance is invaluable when implementing new systems. Routine work can continue with existing staff. Data is validated and conversions adjusted to make certain the converted data is a trustworthy foundation for the future.

Types of Nonprofits Served

Fortium has served a wide variety of nonprofits in most regions of the country:

  • Voluntary Health Associations
  • Arts, Culture and Humanity
  • Higher Education
  • Healthcare
  • Member Associations
  • Environment and Animal Welfare
  • Faith-based/Religious