Nonprofit Planning & managemenT
We utilize an inclusive planning method, partnering with our clients to ensure success throughout the process. Our team can assess and interpret an institution's assets and vulnerabilities - delivering a clear, concise, inclusive and sustainable path forward. Bevara is regularly commended for our work gathering community and stakeholder input; often finding consensus in what were once deemed hopeless situations. We have:
-- assembled and implemented stakeholder enagement plans
-- facilitated meetings & stakeholder conversations
-- conducted feasibility studies
-- created business, master and strategic plans
-- developed tourism initiatives
-- planned new museum spaces
-- designed interpretive strategies, exhibits and events
-- advised on collections related practices and policies
Bevara has also provided planning and management services during times of interim leadership, reorganization, and the birth of new nonprofit entities. We have both incubated new organizations and provided shared business and management services to established nonprofits.
Volumes have been written about best practices for governance, but how do you know where to begin for your specific organization? Our customized consulting services are designed to work with you, based upon specific goals and desires at this particular time in your governance journey. The team at Bevara takes a conversational, relationship building approach as we guide your organization through what can be thorny and contentious governance issues. We've supported organizations of all types and sizes as they've dealt with issues such as boards getting into operations, board/management conflict, diversity and inclusion, difficult board members, lack of direction/focus, and financial crisis. All our governance services have both strategic and tactical dimensions, and are aimed at assuring consistent and sustainable best practice management processes.
Bevara has also trained countless executives and board members, helping to ensure effective, inclusive and thoughtful leadership, management and governance.
Industry, organization, and ranch history books, as well as autobiographies, are unique beasts and they require a unique skill set. You need rock-solid writing skills, of course. But you also need to be an excellent interviewer and top-notch researcher. You need a keen editorial eye to ensure that you're telling your story in a way that resonates with your intended audience and keeps them engaged. You also need project management experience to keep things moving, keep an eye on deadlines, and ensure that all project stakeholders are on the same page.
And if you're like most of our clients, you simply don't have the bandwidth to do it all yourself. Bevara has decades of experience in both research and writing, and can take your history book from the early planning and organization stages all the way to printing.
Art, CULTure & the CREATIVE ECONOMY
According to numerous studies, including one recently completed by the American Planning Association, "the activities of the arts and culture sector and local economic vitality are connected in many ways. Arts, culture, and creativity can: improve a community's competitive edge; create a foundation for defining a sense of place; attract new and visiting populations; integrate the visions of community and business leaders; and contribute to the development of a skilled workforce."
Bevara has over twenty years experience in developing strategies
that build connections among the fields of planning, tourism, economic development, history, arts and culture. Effective planning and outreach brings authentic unique stories to life, through the lens of the storyteller, engaging its audience on multiple levels, thus creating a lasting impression.
Whether it is a traveling exhibition, event, public relations strategy, or fundraising campaign, Bevara can help your organization engage the hearts and minds of your audiences through well-researched and rigorously planned inclusive initiatives that are individually adapted for your diverse and unique audiences.
All of our services strive to develop opportunities, as well as financial resilience, within the cultural sectors of the communities we serve.
Bevara provides the following offerings.
-- Organizational Coaching
-- Individual (1:1) Coaching
-- Group Coaching
Non-profit professionals come from a long and historic tradition of dedicated and generous individuals who choose to work or to volunteer in service to others. Frequently called “mission-driven,” nonprofit professionals often receive qualitative rather than quantitative rewards for their commitment to service. Bevara seeks to add knowledge, value and deepen the positive impact of the clients served by these organizations and individuals.
We provide tools that individuals can use to move themselves forward, achieve improved work balance, and renew the generosity of spirit that originally brought them to nonprofit careers. Bevara also works directly with nonprofit leaders in both consulting and coaching capacities to help them and their organizations flourish. We work with executive staff as well as board members. A coaching session is typically 1.5 hours, and we offer discounted package rates.