Choose Maximizing Excellence as your go-to
for comprehensive planning and problem solving.
Whether you are a direct service agency looking to generate resources to expand programming, a group pursuing a capital campaign, a church trying to reinvigorate annual giving and volunteerism among the congregation, or a university alumni association wanting to find the right way to engage and solicit graduates, Maximizing Excellence will partner with you—literally work alongside you—to achieve your goals.
Each project is tailored specifically to your strengths and existing capacity. As part of your partnership with Maximizing Excellence you and your organization will walk away with the results you sought and the resources you need to replicate that successful model going forward.
No matter your unique need, your success will derive from Maximizing Excellence's unique approach to empowering people and planning with the end goal in mind. We build the journey together.
ANNUAL & CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS
Whether an organization is looking to freshen up a current fundraising process or create a fundraiser from scratch, Maximizing Excellence can help. We educate staff and volunteers on how to successfully prepare and implement a fundraising campaign.
This can include analyzing past giving trends, developing strategies, timelines, recruitment ideas, volunteer trainings, facilitating campaign leadership meetings, managing progress, and assessing donor tracking tools. This comprehensive approach to campaign planning ensures success while equipping staff and volunteers with transferable skills that will benefit future fundraising endeavors.
Capital campaigns are unlike any other fundraising process. They are intense, specific, fast-paced, and require a great deal of strategy and buy-in. Maximizing Excellence can support a capital campaign at any involvement level desired—big picture strategies; messaging; finite details of tracking donations; building a process and timeline; ensuring meetings and timelines stay on track; advising campaign leadership; and providing volunteers with training, tools, and motivation.
Maximizing Excellence can also manage the logistical burdens of a campaign such as coordinating action steps, emphasizing deadlines, and supporting volunteers on behalf of the organization.
STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT
Some call strategic plans roadmaps for the future. Others call them an outline or a blueprint. No matter how you describe a strategic plan, it is necessary for an organization’s sustainability.
Maximizing Excellence starts the strategic planning process by analyzing an organization’s internal and external environments and how they affect the organization. Board members participate in activities that focus on vision, customer values, “feeding the pie,” and how to develop key messaging. Based on initial analysis and activities, Maximizing Excellence helps the group focus ideas, think through manageable steps, and develop effective strategies. Organizations walk away with an action plan targeted around measurable goals.
BOARD & STAFF TRAININGS
Staff and Board Members are an integral part of an organization’s success. Maximizing Excellence can empower your organization to maximize your staff and board potential.
Our team assists with engaging buy-in, improving internal and external communication, and influencing staff culture. All of this can be done by conducting focus groups, educating staff, facilitating team projects, and by concentrating on the strengths of the people and the organization.
Board Members can benefit from training on board best practices, tactics on how to engage more partnerships, how to solicit funds, and board recruitment strategies.
Using our highly effective NEED, VALUE, DIFFERENTIATION process, your organization will have consistent, yet customizable, messaging that can be easily adapted to print, web, presentations, and networking conversations.
INTERIM EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
When a leader transitions it provides an opportunity for change. Maximizing Excellence can be that catalyst for change by evaluating the current environment and identifying growth opportunities.
Maximizing Excellence can help an organization prepare for the transition and provide unique staff development ideas. In addition, we can fill the staffing gap often experienced during this kind of transition.
Do you wonder if your donors are satisfied? Do you know what services members value? Do potential partners think an idea is feasible? Maximizing Excellence can provide you with an unbiased analysis to answer these and other questions.
Our process gathers the opinions and perceptions of your key stakeholders, volunteers, donors, current or potential board members, and staff. Information is solicited using various methods and is then compiled and analyzed to identify key findings. Based on the findings, recommendations for the next steps are offered, including implementation strategies.
EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOP
Building Organizational Relevancy and Sustainability
Fundamental Fundraising Strategies
How to Make an Ask
Effective Communication: What are you Talking About?
How to Recruit the Ideal Board Member
How Saying Thank You Raises MORE Money
Developing Message Clarity using Need, Value, Differentiation
Don’t see the topic you need? Just ask! Additional presentations topics available upon request.
PROGRAM DESIGN & MEASUREMENT
Maximizing Excellence can create, implement, track, and evaluate new or existing programs. Maximizing Excellence can also show you how the right programs become marketing tools that increase resource development opportunities.