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Maybe you are facing some disruptive changes in your sector, you need to restructure, look for collaborative partners or need some blue sky thinking.
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Please see our consulting case studies below.
Case Study 1:
nfpas is often approached by not-for-profit organisations to provide advice on various aspects of structure and legal compliance. Such was the case with an old scholars association which for over fifty years, had existed to support the students and ex-students of a private school.
The Committee of the association was particularly interested in receiving feedback and advice on the association's income tax and GST status, the adequacy and limitations of its constitution and in general the financial position, performance and future sustainability.
The nfpas team addressed each of these areas in turn and produced a detailed report for the Committee on the findings, which included financial modelling on the impacts to the organisation of making some constitutional and operational changes. A key aspect of the report was the provision of advice on the strategic goals and aims of the organisation that the Committee had set, and how the current constitution and finances were serving those larger aims.
The report was presented to the Committee and then discussed through a 'question & answer' presentation format.
Case Study 2:
nfpas were engaged by a long-established and much-loved not-for-profit organisation to do an operational review. The organisation, with annual revenue of $12m and a net asset base of $33m, were interested in exploring some new ideas and possible improvements to the way they were delivering their services. They were also looking to minimise the inherent cost implications within their current operating model. In particular the review was to focus on the key areas of price, production, distribution and general operating overheads.
Rather than seek to duplicate the detailed knowledge and historical understanding of the senior leadership team, it was instead decided that a 'blank sheet of paper' approach would be used. Through a series of project stages that involved initial information gathering, two 'blue sky thinking' idea generation sessions, and a question and answer meeting with senior management, the nfpas team independently captured a lot of creative thought and operating model alternatives.
These were examined in detail and filtered for importance and impact, and then consolidated into a operational review report which was presented to and discussed with the senior management team. It highlighted various ideas from the 'blue sky thinking' sessions, contained some key improvement suggestions to the current operating model and also listed some alternate ways that the organisation could have major impact in the community, in the areas of need it serves. The report and ideas were well-received and the organisation was left with a list of possible options to implement and concepts to further discuss and explore.
To talk to a NFPAS team member about your Consulting needs, contact us on 1300 123 637.