Organizational Development

McAlpine Consulting for Growth, LLC offers a range of Organizational Development services for non-profits.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Audits
  • Project Management
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Job Searches
  • Executive Transition/Succession Planning

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its direction, for the next 3-5 years, and making decisions on how it will allocate its resources to pursue this chosen strategy. In other words, strategic planning asks and answers the following questions: “Where are we now?”, “Where do we want to go?”, and “How will we do it?” Each organization varies in how it does strategic planning, but it generally takes 6 months to 1 year to complete the process.

Organizations often hire an outside consultant because that person can add objectivity and autonomy to the process while also alleviating the stress of the additional work load for staff. A consultant may act as a mere facilitator who directs the process and runs the meetings but does not impose his or her opinions in any way.  A consultant may also act as the professional guide who shares expertise on key issues, conducts information gathering through interviews and other methods, and coaches the board and staff on final production of the plan.

McAlpine Consulting for Growth, LLC has worked in both capacities with a variety of clients. We specialize in listening to our clients and tailoring the strategic planning process to fit their needs. For more information on Strategic Planning, please refer to these documents: MCFG Strategic Planning, MCFG Strategic Planning Retreat Facilitation and MCFG Roles in Strategic Planning.

Financial Management

Financial sustainability is of the utmost importance to non-profit groups who must raise every dollar they spend on programs and salaries.  In these uncertain economic times, it becomes even more important to understand and implement strong financial management policies.

McAlpine Consulting for Growth, LLC works with clients to assess the current financial stability of an organization, and  then helps to develop a unique technical assistance plan to improve the financial management of the non-profit organization. For more information on Strategic Planning, please refer to our Financial Management document.

McAlpine Consulting has worked with dozens of clients in an array of capacities. Please view our client list, and feel free to contact us for references.