Start-up and Growth Phase Services
Organizing Documents and Government Registrations
The administrative tasks associated with forming a new venture can be overwhelming. Every state requires different forms and documents to be submitted and ensuring your founding organizational documents are accurate and sufficient can be a determining factor of early success or failure. Whether you will be seeking clients, board members, customers or volunteers, having your registrations and documents in good order is critical to winning their investment. BKJ Consulting provides comprehensive services to ensure your organization is created in good-legal standing and is able to grown uninhibited by lack of proper documentation issues.
Board Development & Trustee Engagement
Decades of studies on the nonprofit industry agree that the top factor in the success of any organization is having committed board members who enjoy a positive working relationship with the top executive officer. During recruitment, many nonprofit executives over-emphasize the board members' giving potential at the expense of other critical needs of the organization. The board will have many responsibilities beyond governance, fundraising and finance oversight especially for organizations with small staff. Only a complete and specific assessment of your organization, its founding documents, initial programming and mission can guide decisions on who should be asked to serve on your board of directors.
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Coaching
As your organization builds upon early successes or seeks to expand, one of the most important but daunting tasks is hiring staff that will add value. Whether your early needs are administrative, programmatic or operational BKJ Consulting can help guide decisions on how to carefully and consistently build out your organizational chart. Making decisions on who, how, when and where your employees will offer their talents to your organization will require more than creating job descriptions, reviewing resumes and performing in-person interviews. While employees can be trained on specific skills, tasks and software programs, paying attention to ethics, work habits, work style, personality, values and other factors will lead to optimal results as you build your team.