Organizational Strategy and Development

What do you want to achieve, and how will you get there? Giving Tree provides strategic planning to help nonprofits assess and refine their plans, processes and programs, driving measurable impact for their missions.

Strategic Planning

Chart a course for sustainable growth. Working alongside your leaders, Giving Tree’s not for profit consultants can help you assess internal capabilities, competition and opportunities to increase your impact. By defining short- and long-term plans for governance, budgeting, fundraising, capital improvements, programming and more, your organization can create results-oriented strategies that align your entire team around common goals.




Before you can reach your goals, you need to understand what’s working and what’s not. We take a critical eye to your operations, performing comprehensive assessments of your nonprofit resource development plans, staff structure and performance, financial management, facilities, and other key areas. Drawing on best practices from our work with more than 200 organizations, we allow nonprofits to create strategic plans to optimize their staff, resources and efforts.


You begin with the seed of an idea. We help it grow into a sustainable organization. We work with fledgling organizations to determine if creating a nonprofit is the right approach, manage the incorporation process and establish the right structure. Once your new nonprofit is up and running, we can help you manage a fundraising campaign, assist with executive search and provide the training and development you need to effect powerful change for your community.



Operations and Business Planning

A sound business plan is the catalyst behind strategic success. With a unique understanding of small and mid-size nonprofits’ financial and operational needs, Giving Tree develops realistic strategies that allow your entire organization to work together toward shared goals. We’ll help you evaluate business processes, accounting systems and other tools, data integrity, and more, advising on current trends to improve organizational efficiency, visibility and mission impact.

Program Design and Analysis

Deliver programs with long-lasting impact to those who need them most. From after-school curriculums to community-based initiatives, Giving Tree has worked with nonprofits to create programs that put their mission into action. Backing your big-picture vision with practical support, we’ll help you determine community needs, your target audience, programming format and required resources, and how to measure success.



From school project to startup

When an elementary school’s initiative to teach students empathy for their special-needs classmates struck a chord with everyone involved, its founders came to Giving Tree to take it to the next level. Within six months, The Nora Project had incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization and raised nearly $200,000 to expand nationally.

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