to Save the World
Nonprofit organizations exist to solve critical social issues in our communities. That is important and challenging work! Leaders cannot, and should not, tackle it alone. Developing a strong and healthy Board of Directors that is right for your organization is key to success.
At Athena we help nonprofit leaders to curate Boards of Directors that will drive impact, financial stability, and long-term organizational sustainability. We believe that a significant value nonprofits provide is engaging more people in caring about the issues facing our communities.
By creating a Board of Superheroes, organizations will increase their mission impact, engage more people in helping with their cause, and ensure that the organization will be able to do their great work long after the founder has stepped away.
Every nonprofit needs money. Unfortunately, that is where many organizations want to start – with fundraising. Jumping right into raising money is like building a house without a foundation. It might work for a while, but it’s not going to last.
Athena Coaching & Consulting helps nonprofits to develop a solid foundation by curating a Board of Directors that is right for them. Through evaluating, educating, and empowering the board, we will help take your organization where you want (and the community needs) it to go. Not only that, developing your Board of Superheroes enables leaders to gain more time to focus on the important work of saving the world!
The Athena mission is to make the world a better place by strengthening cause-driven organizations through development of dynamic Boards of Directors.
You have identified a problem and have unique ideas on how to solve it. Starting a nonprofit is a great option! However, there is a lot that goes into creating an organization that will provide impact and make the world a better place.
Based on your needs and your capacity we will coach you on your plan, assist with bringing your dream to reality, help establish your mission and vision, develop plans for engaging others and more.
Board of Directors Makeover
When a founder starts a nonprofit they must focus their time and energy on establishing program or service operations. Sometimes this is at the expense of their Board of Directors. We help organizations to evaluate, educate and empower their Board. Through recruiting and onboarding tools we help you curate the right board for your organization.
Strategic Planning is what connects your mission to your day-to-day activities. Additionally, it provides the stucture to engage your Board of Directors in their role of advancing your organization. Taking the time to step away from the operations and work “on” your business is a practice that agencies of any age will benefit from. We customize the planning process based on the needs of your organization and your board.
One thing that all nonprofits have in common is that they all need people to deliver their mission. Caring individuals with a passion for the cause are the backbone of any organization. Effectively deploying, leading, managing and holding those people accountable is key to running a quality agency. We coach on structure, supervisory skills, and leadership.
Training & Facilitation
Team Development is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the success of your company! Yet, who has time? Athena creates customized trainings, meetings, and retreats for your staff and volunteers. With quality training and communication your business will thrive!